About

Located in Scarborough, Ontario, Paul O’Connor Funeral Home has provided dignified, meaningful funeral services since 1967. Serving Toronto and the surrounding area, we believe that a funeral or memorial not only honours the memory of a loved one, but that it's also a special time for family and friends to gather. We are experts in planning all types of memorial and cremation services—from traditional funerals to more nontraditional celebrations. We believe that every life is unique and deserves to be remembered in a special way.

Your dedicated Scarborough funeral home

In a beautifully contemporary building on Lawrence Ave. E., between Pharmacy and Warden avenues, in Scarborough, Paul O’Connor Funeral Home has a comforting atmosphere and uncluttered spaces in light colors accented with polished blond wood. The funeral home is wheelchair accessible. It has plenty of parking as well as a covered portico, so guests can stay dry in rainy weather.

With five visitation rooms, we bring friends and family together before services to share and remember. We also arrange for in-home visitations, if that's your family's preference. Our comfortable chapel seats up to 145 guests. It has an up-to-date audiovisual system for music and personalized slideshows and videos—and we are happy to arrange for live music. Adjacent to the chapel is an adjoining climate-controlled family room, which allows for privacy during the ceremony.

If your family wishes for a police escort from the funeral home to a nearby cemetery, we can arrange that as well.

Personalized funeral services

Chapel at Paul O'Connor Funeral HomeAt Paul O’Conner Funeral Home, we understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience. We're committed to providing personal, compassionate and professional service when it's needed most. Part of that commitment is a pet-friendly environment.

When you first meet with a funeral director or certified celebrant, we'll ask questions about your loved one: what he liked to do, what she cherished, how he thought about the world, how she liked to spend time. From there, we'll help you create a service that speaks to the unique life of your loved one, whether that's a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary and upbeat celebration of life.

You can provide inspiration with a memory of your loved one. From scrapbooking to snow skiing, guitars to golf balls, prize-winning roses to prize-winning roadsters, we take the things that mattered to that special person and weave them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial. We're here to help tell the special story of your loved one's life—or your own, if you are planning in advance.

Our team is experienced in arranging catered events. Whether it's a breakfast buffet after a morning service, cake and coffee in the afternoon, or a full dinner reception, just let us know what you have in mind. We'll handle food, drink, decor and more. We'll also help you write an obituary, create a tribute video for the service and assist you in choosing music.

Cremation options

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, we can explain the process and the different memorial and burial choices. From a direct cremation without a service or witness, to a full funeral service before or after the cremation, we'll help you understand this increasingly common decision.

A loved one's urn or ashes may be picked up at the funeral home, or we can deliver them to your home by mail. We also offer cremation jewelry, which is a special way to keep the memory of a loved one close.

Planning ahead

Visitation room at Paul O'Connor Funeral HomeIn addition to assisting during your time of need, our team specializes in helping families and individuals plan final arrangements in advance. We recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. By preparing these details ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief and comfort to your loved ones while ensuring your personal wishes are known. We can provide information or answer questions about pre-planning your funeral, cremation and cemetery arrangements.

As part of the Dignity Memorial® network, we offer a selection of unmatched services. They include the following and much more:

  • Relocation protection.* If you move more than 75 miles from where your original arrangements were made, your prearranged funeral services are transferable and will be honored at any of the more than 1,900 Dignity Memorial providers throughout North America.
  • 100 percent guaranteed satisfaction. Our goal is to provide you with the absolute best service possible. If there’s something we can do better before, during or after a service, we want you to tell us.
  • Purchase protection plan. Should you pass away before your purchased cemetery property is fully paid for, your family will receive some financial relief. Our Purchase Protection Plan will help take care of any remaining balance due to the cemetery. Purchaser must be under 65 years of age; maximum forgiven balance not to exceed $5,000. Other restrictions may apply.

  • *Certain restrictions apply.

Here for you

Thank you for considering Paul O’Conner Funeral Home for your funeral and cremation needs. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, wish to tour our funeral home or would simply like more information about our services. Arrangements can be made in person, by phone or by email. We're here to help.

History

Paul O’Conner Funeral Home opened in Scarborough in 1967. A second-generation funeral director, Paul O’Connor ran the business with his wife, Margaret, until 2020, when the funeral home became part of the Dignity Memorial® network.

As part of that network, we offer a selection of unmatched services. They include the following and much more:

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Ratings & Reviews

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Everyone we dealt with was compassionate, attentive, understanding and very efficient and professional. Above all, we were treated with the utmost respect and consideration at a very difficult time."

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May 2022

"This funeral home will always do their best to work with you and your needs, if you need someone we strongly recommend Ariel."

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May 2022

"We were extremely happy with Steve and staff. Service was excellent from beginning to end, viewing , service and cemetery"

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April 2022

"Steve and Nancy were very helpful to me and my family, and in providing any information that we needed, and i am very happy with the service we received."

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