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The history of Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Homes dates back to the 1840s. Today, we are a respected and compassionate provider of funeral and cremation services. Our team of funeral professionals takes great care in upholding our long-standing reputation of helping Montreal families create everlasting memories of their loved ones at three area locations.

Our Saint-Lambert funeral home

Chapel at Résidences funéraires Collins Clarke MacGillivray WhiteIn a gray stone building on Promenade Riverside, the Saint-Lambert location of Collins Clarke MacGillivray White is welcoming and comforting. Our large chapel has wooden pews, lots of natural light and a cathedral ceiling. For more intimate services, large visitation rooms accommodate flexible seating. Should you wish to host a gathering of family and friends before or after a service, we have plenty of space to do that—and we can handle the catering.

Courteous, dedicated staff

Our team members find inspiration in our mission to support families in their time of grief. We are available to answer any question you may have, and we are also experienced in guiding you through every step of planning a service to celebrate a unique life.

How do we create a fitting tribute? We learn about your loved one and find out what mattered most to them, and we design a custom memorial or funeral services that speaks to his or her personality. Whether Mom loved to ski or Grandfather was a fisherman, 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, 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 Montreal and Pointe-Claire.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information on how our team can help your family celebrate a life.

History

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.

D.A. Collins

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 Anglo-Protestant 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 MacGillivray White Funeral Home opened on Monkland Street, serving mainly Catholic-Anglophone families. 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. It also served mainly Anglo-Protestant families. In 1977, the company moved to Towers Street, in downtown Montreal.

The three funeral homes each grew and evolved throughout the decades.

Coming 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. Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Homes continues to serve the Anglo community of Greater Montreal, while welcoming more and more French families, as well as those from other ethnic communities.

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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.

"Marie - Anne Roch was exceptional. Extremely caring and knowledgable. She gave gave both my sister and myself total peace of mind"

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April 2021

"A group of professionals who know the pain we feel and help us every step of the way. Highly recommend."

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March 2021

"It is a warm, intimate place."

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January 2021

"We appreciated how the funeral director made sure that he didn't loose us on our way to the Mount Royal Cemetery from the funeral home. It wasn't just us following him, it was also the minister."

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