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Long-time funeral directors Guy May, Robert Amos and Sprague Furey opened Oshawa Funeral Home in 1997. Conveniently located on the Oshawa/Whitby border on King Street West, the funeral home is close to a number of cemeteries and churches. The majority of the staff has been serving families in the Oshawa area and Durham Region their entire careers.

Personalized funerals

Chapel at Oshawa Funeral HomeOur mission at Oshawa Funeral Home is to help families create personalized funerals and memorials. This approach keeps us open to traditional religious rites as well as contemporary gatherings that deeply reflect a person's life. That means that whether you want a basic cremation with cremated remains scattered in a personally meaningful place, a funeral in our cozy chapel with cemetery burial nearby, or a modern celebration of life with live music, favorite foods and a send-off that expresses the passions of yourself or your loved one, we are happy to deliver.

Cremation services

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.

Your hometown funeral home

With most of the staff at Oshawa Funeral Home living in the Oshawa area and working here for their entire careers, the funeral home is more than just a funeral home. We are family and friends to the thousands of families that we've cared for over the past 20 years. It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to meet and serve these families and assist them in their time of need. Our goal is to provide meaningful and lasting memories in a professional and personal way. Please contact us when you need us. We are here for you.

History

After many years of providing funeral services to the Oshawa/Whitby communities, in 1997, the opportunity came for Guy May, Bob Amos and Sprague Furey to open Oshawa Funeral Home, a new facility specifically designed to provide traditional memorial services to friends and neighbours. Since that time, we have built a highly experienced and capable team of funeral service professionals and support staff. We are very proud of our facility, staff and the active role we all play in the Oshawa community.

In 2006, we became a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. Guy, Bob and Sprague have remained with Oshawa Funeral Home and are still active in day-to-day operations.

In June 2015, Ronald Raaphorst took over as managing funeral director. Ron and the Care Team at Oshawa Funeral Home—together with the experience and guidance of Guy, Bob and Sprague—continue the tradition of support and understanding that was the basis upon which Oshawa Funeral Home was founded.

Oshawa involvement

Unique features at Oshawa Funeral HomeThe management and staff at Oshawa Funeral Home are very involved in the community. They coach sports teams, sing in choirs, participate in the Kiwanis, are members of Oshawa churches, sing at retirement and nursing homes as part of the Oshawa Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and participate in many other activities and events.

The funeral home supports charities such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Diabetes Foundation. Although our 1947 Cadillac funeral coach is no longer used for funeral services, we take it to car shows and events throughout the year.

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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.

"Staff are incredibly kind, gracious and accommodating. They take customer service seriously and to a whole new level. I felt very welcomed and valued."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"Ours was a unique situation in that our loved one wished to be buried overseas in a family plot. The staff were familiar with the requirements and helped us navigate the process despite COVID 19 pandemic."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"Very professional and kind staff. Arrangements were easily made with their assistance and have had many family and friends comment that it was 'the nicest service they've ever attended'. Thank you all."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"Sandra Komel was very Professional dealing with all aspects of the planning right to the burial. I would highly recommend her and her staff for any funeral services. We have had many family use this organization and will do so in the future."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

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  • Toronto Funeral Home Manager -  Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel

    James A Munroe

    Manager
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    Ronald Salomon Raaphorst

    Manager
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    Sandra Gabriela Komel

    Funeral Director
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