Highlights

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    Flexible event space

  • celebration-of-life-center

    Celebration of life centre

  • flexible-chapel-space

    Flexible chapel space

  • chapel

    Chapel

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    Piano/organ on site

About

Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre has been providing funeral and cremation services in Windsor and Essex County since 1958. For more than 55 years, our commitment has remained unchanged while our Windsor funeral home staff has always responded to the changing needs of the community.

Service with care

Not FoundWe understand losing a loved one is a difficult experience. That's why all of our funeral and memorial services are designed to help families through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.

Our funeral home staff will guide you through the planning process, providing you the options, compassion and care you need. We'll help create a service that truly celebrates life and honours your loved one and their accomplishments. Regardless of which type of service you choose, we'll provide everything you need for a memorable and positive experience.

The funeral home includes a spacious chapel that seats up to 200 guests. We also have smaller rooms for more intimate gatherings.

Contact us

Front exterior building at Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration CentreOver the years, we have served families in Windsor with their funeral and memorial services and hope we can do the same for you. Please contact Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre if you need immediate assistance or would like to meet with someone from our caring staff.

History

Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre in Windsor, Ontario, has been helping families with their burial and cremation services for over 55 years. In 1958, Walter Douglas Kelly left Morris Funeral Home, which was then located at the corner of Lincoln and Wyandotte. He purchased the old Little family residence at 1969 Wyandotte Street East, and opened what would become Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre.

Unfortunately, Walter Kelly passed away suddenly in 1962. The funeral home was left to his wife, Miriam. Miriam ran the funeral home together with and Jack Garswood until his retirement. In 1978, Miriam passed away and left the funeral home to her daughter, Barbara Ann. She and her longtime employees, Thomas Holmes and William Rolland, continued to operate the funeral home.

After nearly 2 decades—with her health failing and having no heirs who were capable of operating the business—Barbara sold Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre in 1997.

Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre continues to remodel and update the funeral home, adding more modern amenities for your convenience. These amenities paired with our custom services allow us to better serve the burial and cremation needs of our Windsor Community.

Amenities

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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Remember the one you love

Honour the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

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.

"Entrusted by our family through generations. Thank you for your service."

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April 2021

"All of you were very good and made it easy for me"

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March 2021

"Exceptional and caring service by everyone from start to finish. Carly was great to work with for the arrangements and services. Heather's after care meeting helped make me feel more comfortable with what I will have to face in the days ahead as executor."

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December 2020

"The team of staff at the Wyandotte location is amazing! They were genuine and by your side through the whole process. Never felt any pressure or judgement from anyone, very knowledgeable and patient. They were able to answer all questions and even followed up to make sure everything was good. Offered their support any way they could. Truly an amazing team of people. I will be dealing with them personally going forward. Thank you to all who were involved in the process of my dad passing, you are wonderful people."

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September 2020

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