Since longtime Courtice funeral directors, Ronald Raaphorst and John Town, opened Courtice Funeral Chapel in 2001, we have helped families in the Durham region deal with their losses with compassion.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
White glove service
Locations offering the highest level of service and care
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Black car service
- Police escort available
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Feng shui design
- Incense burning
- Ritual washing
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Our funeral home
Our beautiful brick funeral home sits on lush manicured grounds on Highway 2, near the Courtice/Oshawa border, close to a number of cemeteries and churches. With large visitation rooms, a chapel that seats more than 200 guests and a spacious reception centre for post-funeral gatherings, our facilities are comfortable for families of all faiths. Large windows let in lots of natural light and interiors with warm colours and fireplaces create a homey atmosphere. Our parking lot is easily and safely accessed from the highway, and we have a covered pick-up/drop-off area at the main doors.
Our caring team
The friendly, caring staff at Courtice Funeral Chapel puts your needs first. Most of our staff have worked in the Courtice/Oshawa/Bowmanville area their whole careers and consider themselves your friends. They, along with our management team, believe deeply in community service. They coach local sports teams, sing at retirement and nursing homes as part of the Oshawa Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and are members of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.
Courtice Funeral Chapel also sponsors several charities as a company, including the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Diabetes Foundation. We are also committed to helping Courtice area churches raise money and attend many church dinners and social events as a group.
Unique and memorable funeral services
Our goal is always to provide meaningful and lasting memories in a professional and personal way. What does that mean for you? Perhaps you want a traditional funeral at a nearby church followed by a cemetery burial. Or maybe it's a no-holds-barred celebration of life, complete with live music, catering and a roof-raising send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one.
Either way—or anywhere in between—we make the occasion special. From bagpipes to cupcakes, puppies to putters, bird-shaped urns to blue marble monuments, we take the things that mattered to someone and bring them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.
What's more, our compassion doesn't end after the funeral does. Our funeral home has a dedicated family service counsellor who specializes in grief support, and you have access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline®. Please call us for immediate assistance planning a funeral or information about planning ahead.
A trusted funeral home
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Courtice Funeral Chapel gives you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value you deserve by way of the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in North America.
"Knowing that our family has the Courtice Funeral Chapel on our side in our time of need is priceless."
Verified Cremation Customer
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Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"Professional and courteous care received."
"I would highly recommend Courtice Funeral service, they made the whole unfortunate experience easy. The staff are sympathetic and courteous and helped me and my family before, during and after the se)..."See More
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"We felt special care and consideration given to us at the funeral."