Whelan Funeral Home

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515 Cooper Street
(between Bay & Lyon)
Ottawa, ON K1R 5J1
(613) 233-1488
"Whelan Funeral Home stays true to the families they serve. John J.P. Whelan founded the Whelan Funeral Home in 1925. A Licensed Funeral Director since 1900, he saw the value of offering funeral services in a home. This provided bereaved families a chance to gather in a comfortable and familiar environment. His son, John P. ""Jack"" Whelan followed in his father's footsteps and continued to create traditions that concentrated on individual families rather than the volume of services performed. With the welcome addition of his son Patrick J. Whelan in the early 60's, Whelan & Son began serving local families from generation to generation. Four generations later, J.P Whelan’s great-grandson, Sean Copeland, continues these traditions. ""I joined the firm in 1990, and the partnership was a special one as three generations of Whelan's were working side by side,"" says Sean Copeland. Unique to most large cities, Whelan Funeral Home is proud to be able to stay under the radar of some of the large funeral conglomerates that are a fact in urban areas. ""We serve one family at a time, and provide the individual attention that generations have come to rely on,"" says Sean Copeland. ""I have a number of people attending visitations that ask if this is a 'private funeral home,' or if we have just opened as they have never noticed our funeral home before."" The intimate and recently updated facilities, which are located in a lovely downtown Ottawa Victorian home, encourage families to truly feel a comfort and trust in remembering a loved one. ""I am honoured to maintain the traditions established by my great-grandfather Whelan, my Grampa “Jack” and my uncle Patrick; our family calling has been and will continue to be about serving people in need with personal care and attention,"" says Sean Copeland. Whatever your needs, from a simple service in the funeral home or at a local church, full visitation or memorial services, or direct cremation and burial services, the Whelan Funeral Home's staff will take the time to explore the options that are right for each individual family."
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Recent Whelan Funeral Home Obituaries:

BOWES, Gerald Passed away peacefully on August 25, 2015 in his 85th year. Loving father of Christine (Roch Bourré), Jeff (Sue) and Derek. Proud grandfather of Stephanie (Travis Valcourt) and Justin. Great- grandfather...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 27, 2015
LACHAINE, Marc Passed away suddenly on August 23, 2015 in his 54th year. Cherished son of Guy and Lorraine Lachaine. Loving father of Rock. Proud grandfather of Lily and Jada. Will be sadly missed by his sister Carole...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 27, 2015
CLOUTIER, Dorothy Alma (Retired Federal Public Service Clerk) Peacefully gone to be with her Lord on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the age of 97 years. Dorothy (nee Levesque), beloved wife of the late Fernand Cloutier....
Read Full Obituary for Dorothy Alma CLOUTIER
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8, 2015
BERRINGER, Emma Jean Francis Emma was born in Vancouver on a cold clear November morning in 1990, just a day after the first snow on the North Shore mountains. Some of that sunshine stayed in her soul and became part...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 1, 2015
O'CONNOR, Kenneth (registered Nurse Practitioner) Suddenly at his residence on Thursday July 23, 2015 in his 57th year. Ken O'Connor, beloved son of the Huguette (nee Danis) and the late Roderick O'Connor. Loving...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 29, 2015
JOY, Lois Anne Peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the age of 72 years. Lois Anne Miller, beloved wife and best friend of Richard Joy. Loving mother of Michael (Joanne), Darren (Haley) of Toronto, Jodi (Tom...
Read Full Obituary for Lois Anne JOY
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from July 14 to July 15, 2015
MOORMAN, William (Retired Federal Public Service – C.S.E.) After many years of determination and courage, Bill ended his journey on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the age of 85 years. Youngest son of the late Donald...
Read Full Obituary for William MOORMAN
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on June 27, 2015
CASEY, Ernie Peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Dear son of the late Matthew Casey and Marion Foley. Cherished brother of Cairine (Richard Osborne), Melvin (Françoise Blais), both of...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on June 24, 2015
JENKINS, Jack (John Paul) September 14, 1932 – June 10, 2015 On June 10, 2015, our family lost a very special, well-loved and much admired member of our family. Our brother, Jack, departed just as he lived, quietly...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on June 20, 2015
RANKIN, Irwin David Passed away peacefully at the Monfort Hospital, Ottawa on April 24, 2015 in his 98th year. Predeceased by his parents, Fulton and Frances Rankin and by his sister, Aileen Rankin. Will be sadly missed...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on June 17, 2015