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:

REID, Donald Lorimer, CD Don passed away on February 2 at the age of 71. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Doris (Ayles) Reid of Moncton, and his nephews Robert and Dexter. Don is survived by the love of his...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 10, 2016
McLENNAN, Doreen Mae (née Davey) Born October 15, 1922 in London, England, Doreen died February 6, 2016 at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, Ottawa, Ontario. Doreen is survived by her brother, Michael Davey...
Read Full Obituary for Doreen McLENNAN
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 9, 2016
KEALEY, Helen Ann On Monday, February 1, 2016 our beloved Helen Ann Kealey passed away, to be reunited with her dear father, the late Peter Presunka. She leaves us after a courageous and difficult struggle with lung...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 6, 2016
SLABY, Stanley Peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in his 91st year. Stanley Slaby, cherished husband of the late Eila (nee Linden). Loving father of Steve (Diane Poitras) and Carina (Pierre Rioux). Forever...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 6, 2016
BEAUCHAMP, Ferris Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Ferris is survived by his loving wife Mary (Taksery). Dear father to his 4 children George, Paul, and Mark (Ann). Caring grandfather...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2016
HUGHES, Geoffrey Robert Joseph "Geoff" On Friday, January 8, 2016, following a battle with cancer, Geoffrey Hughes passed away peacefully in his bed at Saint Vincent's Hospital at the age of 71. Geoff was a...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 16, 2016
Jessie Gertrude McPHERSON 18 June 1915 - 11 December 2015 Peacefully at her residence on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the age of 99 years. Jessie McPherson (Nee MacKay), beloved wife of the late William John...
Read Full Obituary for Jessie Gertrude McPHERSON
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2016
MONSON, George Gordon (Squadron Leader RCAF (Retired) 1922 – 2015 Passed away peacefully on Christmas eve, December 24, 2015 at the age of 93 years. George is survived by his dear wife Eleanor (Jacobson). Predeceased...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 9, 2016
MUELLER, Dorothy Anna Mary February 23, 1929 – December 9, 2015 Beloved mother of Marlene Rutherford (Gordon), Michael Mueller (Marcia) and Diane Bennett (Lawrence). Adored grandmother of Leevon and Christian...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, 2015
SCHOLTYSSEK, Jennifer Lee Suddenly in hospital on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the age of 37 years. Jennifer Scholtyssek, dear daughter of Jo-Anne Larocque (Dave) and Wolfgang Scholtyssek (Rose). Lovingly remembered by...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 28, 2015