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:

Margaret Conway November 25, 1928-October 12, 2016 In loving memory of Margaret Monica Conway (nee Devine) born November 25th, 1928 in Glasgow, Scotland to Anne Currie and Arthur Devine (d). She passed away peacefully...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2016
OLBERG, Johan Frans Frans Olberg passed away at the age of 94 years, on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Ottawa surrounded by his family. Born December 12, 1921 in Bandung, Indonesia (then known as the Dutch East Indies),...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 13, 2016
POTTER, Patricia Daphne (nee Hogan) (Retired Social Worker-Children's Aid Society of Ottawa) Patricia departed this life after a lengthy illness on October 5, 2016, joining her husband Glen, brothers Laird and William...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 8, 2016
ADAMS, Mary Anne Peacefully on Monday, October 3, 2016 in her 86th year. Anne (nee Higgins), beloved wife of the Late John Adams. Loving mother of Joanne (Peter McManus), Valerie, Shelagh, Mark, Michael (Jeannie),...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 5, 2016
MARTIN, Patrick Friday, September 23, 2016, at the age of 89, surrounded by his family. Devoted husband of 66 years to Barbara (Lewis). Much loved father of Lynn (Harris Cunningham, deceased), Terry (Ann Teeter),...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2016
WOODLEY, Douglas Doug Woodley, born in Vancouver, B.C., passed away peacefully in Ottawa, ON, on September 16, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Doug will be profoundly missed by his wife Lesley and his...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2, 2016
MITCHELL, Robert Gerald Bobby Mitchell passed away peacefully in his 87th year (1930-2016), son of the late R. Elmer Mitchell and Freda Channing Mitchell. Cherished brother of Edna (Ross) Henderson and Donald Mitchell....
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
MASON, Joan (Retired Library Tech- M2 at NRC) Peacefully at home on Monday, September 19, 2016 in her 100th year. Joan (nee Oppenheim) beloved wife of the Late Clifford Mason. Loving mother of David and John....
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Sept. 21, 2016
Dr. Salvatore Carioto B.A. D.V.M April, 26th- 1925 -September 1st, 2016 In his 92nd year, Sal lived a full life. Husband for 46 years, to his beloved wife, Elisabeth Carioto (Nee Ruig). The first child of Maria Carioto...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Sept. 10, 2016
KEATLEY, Gareth April 26, 1941 – August 14, 2016 Peacefully at Central West Hospice, Ottawa. After 35 years at NRC, Gareth thoroughly enjoyed retirement. Loved deeply by his wife, Heather (nee Sprott), for 35 years, he...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 27, 2016