Whelan Funeral Home

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"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:

O'LEARY, Francis J. CD April 21, 1926 - October 10, 2017 Frank O'Leary, loving husband of Helen (Manion), dear father to Colleen (Ross Shannon), Patrick, Michael and Kathleen (Michel Perreault). Cherished Grandfather...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2017
MacINNIS, Patricia (nee Flynn) (retired McKeen-Willis IGA) Heaven has gained an Angel and our family has lost a special woman. Peacefully in hospital with her family by her side, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 7, 2017
JOYCE, Agnes Mary (nee Mulvihill) Peacefully at the Fairview Manor Almonte, Ontario on September 27, 2017 two weeks after her 98th birthday. Daughter of the late Michael Patrick Mulvihill and Agnes Mary McMillan....
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, 2017
MANNION, Eileen Mary (Graduate of Ottawa University School of Nursing Class of '51) Peacefully with her loving family by her side at St. Patrick's Home Residence on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the age of 90 years....
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Sept. 19, 2017
TAYLOR, Joy 1928 - 2017 Peacefully at her home in Ottawa, aged 89 years. Much loved mother of Cathy Taylor of Fort Lauderdale, FL., Jeffrey Taylor of North Ridgeville, OH., and Michael Taylor of Toronto, Ontario. Loving...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 28, 2017
SEWARD, Catherine Catherine Seward (nee Presley) passed away peacefully on August 9, 2017 at the Ottawa General Hospital. She leaves in deepest sorrow her cherished husband Lyle Seward. Her loving children Lynn Seward,...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 12, 2017
WALSH, Beth (nee Travis) Born April 1, 1928 in Courtland, Ontario; died July 31, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. Beth Walsh grew up in Tillsonburg and other southern Ontario towns during her formative and teen years...
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Published in The The Windsor Star on Aug. 5, 2017
WALSH, Beth (nee Travis) Born April 1, 1928 in Courtland, Ontario; died July 31, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. Beth Walsh grew up in Tillsonburg and other southern Ontario towns during her formative and teen years before...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 5, 2017
FUDGE, Maureen In hospital on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Maureen Whelan, beloved wife for more than 50 years of Winston Fudge. Devoted mother of Lisa Fudge (Lance Lunetta) and Christopher Fudge (Heather Phillips) of...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 5, 2017
LAVIGNE, Donald Joseph 1958 – 2017 In hospital on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the age of 59 years. Donald Lavigne, partner of Joanne Lacelle. Loving father of Alicia Lavigne. Son of Lucy (nee Power) and the late Napoleon...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 27, 2017
KENNEDY, Margaret Lorna Lorna slipped away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Friday, July 21, 2017, with Doreen and Jean by her side. Lorna (nee Lipton), beloved wife of the late Patrick P.J. Kennedy....
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 25, 2017