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:

BLAIS, Mary (nee Birt) (Retired - National Research Council) Peacefully at Oakpark Retirement Community on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Mark "Ernie" Blais. Loving mother of...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 9, 2017
CALDERONE, Lorraine Alexina (Retired Algonquin College Administration) Peacefully in hospital on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in her 91st year. Daughter of the late Arthur Ouellette and Marianne Meunier. Beloved wife of...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 8, 2017
PELLERIN, Marcel Lucien (Employee of Massine's Independent Grocer) Passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the age of 53 years. Loving father of Emelie, and her mother Chantal of Ottawa. Brother to Ray of Cambridge...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 8, 2017
WALSH, Elizabeth 'Betty' Elizabeth 'Betty' Walsh (nee Rowan) beloved wife of the late Bernard Walsh for 66 years, passed away peacefully, on Monday, November 6, 2017 at age 93 years. Cherished daughter of the late...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 7, 2017
BELAIRE, Shirley 'Joan' Peacefully in hospital on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in her 86th year. Joan Belaire (nee Crepin), cherished wife of Russell Belaire. Loving mother of Dixie-Lee Newman. Survived by her brothers...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 21, 2017
WREN, Patrick Basil 1935 - 2017 On October 11, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. in his 83rd year, Basil passed peacefully in hospital in Barcelona. Born in Douglas, Ontario son of Lennox Wren and Mary Florence McGaghran. Predeceased...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 21, 2017
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