Collins Clarke MacGillivray White is a full-service funeral home providing funeral, memorial, celebration of life and cremation services. Founded when two Montreal-area funeral homes merged, we continue to build on our years of tradition and experience, offering professional funeral services of the finest quality.
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Piano/organ on site
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
Other Languages Spoken
- French Canadian
- Multicultural funerals
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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Proudly providing funeral care for the Montreal Area
We now comprise three distinctive funeral homes located in Montreal, Montreal West Island-Pointe-Claire and Saint-Lambert. Each Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home is home to a courteous, dedicated and efficient team with years of experience providing you with compassionate care. We find inspiration in our mission to support you in a time of grief, and we are honoured to serve you.
Our funeral home has been thoughtfully designed with your needs in mind. Our peaceful atmosphere is fitting for reflection and provides a warm and inviting space for families to gather and share memories of their loved ones.
Conscious of the support it can bring to families, we offer complimentary services, such as a specialized documentation centre and activities including concerts, exhibits and lectures on different topics. Innovative programs such as Making Everlasting Memories and Smart and Safe Seniors are also made available to our community.
Collins Clarke MacGillivray White's history encompasses a tradition of three well-established Montreal funeral parlours. D.A. Collins Funeral Home, the first location, opened in the early 1920s, in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, rapidly garnering the attention of the Protestant Anglophone community due to the quality of its approach and services. In order to meet the needs of families living in the West End of the Island, a second location was opened in Montreal West Island-Pointe-Claire in the early 1960s.
At the end of the 1930s, the Clarke Funeral Home opened on Monkland Street, mainly serving Catholic Anglophone families. In the mid-1940s, it moved to a larger facility on Sherbrooke Street West. In 1932, J.W. MacGillivray opened in Verdun, St. Lambert, and Robert M. White & Son opened in late 1940s on Pie X Boulevard, and then moved to St. Catherine St. East.
Family traditions merge
Founded in 1840, Jos C. Wray Undertakers dates most senior. Originally located at 290 de la Montagne Street, the funeral home then moved to 1234 de la Montagne where it made significant leasehold improvements in 1928. After these facilities were used for 75 years, in April 1970, Jos C. Wray became Wray Walton & Wray merging with the William Wray Company (at the time located on University Street) where it continued to offer services mainly to Montreal's Protestant Anglophone families. In 1977, the company moved its de la Montagne location to the Towers Street location in the downtown area.
These three Montreal funeral homes each pursued efforts to improve customer service while respecting the evolution of traditions and families' needs, each adding services and redesigning facilities, such as D.A. Collins adding a chapel in 1939.
In 1982, Clarke MacGillivray White and D.A. Collins were already part of a major funeral services network. They then merged to become Collins Clarke MacGillivray White. The new funeral provider experienced tremendous growth, inducing major renovations and business innovations, such as an on-site flower shop.
In October 2001, it was Wray Walton & Wray's turn to join Collins Clarke MacGillivray White in order to become part of the Dignity Memorial network.
Today, the company holds an enviable reputation. Collins Clarke MacGillivray White continues to serve the Anglophone community of the Greater Montreal Area while welcoming more French families, as well as those from other ethnic communities.
Our funeral homes are located in three different districts serving the Greater Montreal Area: Montreal West Island, Pointe-Claire, Saint-Lambert and Montréal.
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