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:

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...
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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
KAVANAGH, Marguerite Marguerite (Peggy) died in hospital on May 30, 2015. Predeceased by her parents, Peter John and Catherine Kavanagh and siblings, Finley (Helen) and Adele (Ted) and survived by Betty Dewart of...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on June 6, 2015
STOLLMAN, Mathias (Matt) (Retired - Catholic Family Services) It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved husband, father, father- in-law and grandfather on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the age...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 2, 2015
ST-JACQUES, Alice Ann, S.O.S.M. (Nee O'Brien) Peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Ann St-Jacques, loving wife of the late Leo St-Jacques. Dear mother of Judy (George Armstrong), Robert, Gerard,...
Read Full Obituary for Alice "Ann" ST-JACQUES
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from May 2 to May 4, 2015
PLOUFFE, Michele Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at the age of 61 on Friday, February 27, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Mrs. Oliva Plouffe and the late Antonio Plouffe. She will be sadly...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 25, 2015
MOHER, Mark Joseph (Retired Diplomat - Foreign Affairs) Peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Mark Moher, beloved husband and best friend of Jean (nee Lennon)....
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 23, 2015
McGANN, Malachy (Retired National Research Council) Passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015 at the age of 91. Loving husband of 70 years to the late Margaret (nee Proudfoot) (March 17, 2015). Dear father of David...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2015