The history of Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Homes dates back to the 1840s. What eventually resulted from the merging of three separate funeral home businesses stands today as a respected and compassionate provider of funeral and cremation services. Our team of funeral professionals takes great care in upholding its long-standing reputation of helping Montreal families create everlasting memories of their loved ones at three area locations.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Floral Shop On-Site
- Multicultural Funerals
Our Sherbrooke Street Funeral Home
Tucked off Sherbrooke Street West in a two-story brick house since the 1940s, the Notre-Dame-de-Grace location of Collins Clarke MacGillivray White is welcoming and comforting. The dedicated chapel has wooden pews, lots of natural light and pretty stained-glass windows. For more intimate services, large visitation rooms accommodate flexible seating. Two modern reception halls host catered gatherings of family and friends.
Courteous, dedicated staff
Our team members—from funeral directors to thanatologists, rites consultants to planning specialists, pallbearers to drivers—find inspiration in their mission to support families in their time of grief. Not only are they available to help with all of your questions, but they are also experienced in guiding you through every step of planning a service that celebrates a unique life.
Personalized funeral services
How do we create a fitting tribute? By finding out what mattered most to the person you loved and designing a memorial that speaks to his or her personality. Whether Dad was a sports guy or Grandmother loved gardening, we have ideas—from the perfect florals to personalized mementos, from musical suggestions to breath-taking processionals—that hit the right note and leave lasting impressions.
Lasting care and convenience
Conscious of the support we can bring to families, Collins Clarke MacGillivray White offers complimentary services that go beyond the day of the funeral. We host concerts, exhibits and lectures on various topics and offer innovative community programming such as Making Everlasting Memories, Escape School and Smart and Safe Seniors.
As members of the Dignity Memorial® network, the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White funeral homes give you not only the familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value you deserve. For your convenience, we have additional funeral home locations in Pointe-Claire and Saint-Lambert.
Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information on how our team can help your family celebrate a life.
The history of Collins Clarke MacGillivray White funeral homes is really the combined history of three long-standing Montreal funeral parlours dating back to the 1800s that joined together in the 21st century.
The first D.A. Collins Funeral Home opened in the early 1920s, in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. It quickly earned a reputation for quality service among the community. In the early 1960s, it opened a second Montreal location, in Pointe-Claire, to serve families living in the West Island.
Clarke MacGillivray White
At the end of the 1930s, Clarke Funeral Home opened on Monkland Street. In the mid-1940s, it moved to Sherbrooke Street West.
In 1932, J.W. MacGillivray opened a funeral home in Saint-Lambert.
Robert M. White & Son opened in late-1940s on Pie-IX Boulevard. It later moved to Saint Catherine Street East.
Wray Walton & Wray
Founded in 1840, Jos C. Wray Undertakers predates all of the others mentioned here. Originally located at 290 de la Montagne St., the funeral home moved to 1234 de la Montagne St. in 1928. In 1970, Jos C. Wray merged with the William Wray Company to become Wray Walton & Wray. In 1977, the company moved to Towers Street, in downtown Montreal.
The three institutions each grew and evolved throughout the decades.
Bringing it all together
By 1982, Clarke MacGillivray White and D.A. Collins were each already part of a major funeral services network. It was then that they joined to become Collins Clarke MacGillivray White.
In 2001, Collins Clarke MacGillivray White absorbed Wray Walton & Wray, and the business became part of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. Résidences funéraires Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Homes continues to serve all of the diverse communities of Greater Montreal.