About Us

Focused on Your Needs

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Ottawa and the surrounding area since 1954,  Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel will help you customize your arrangements, while respecting your faith, taste and budget. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals. Click for the BBB Business Review of this Funeral Homes in Ottawa ON
We are proud to be a part of this community. Our helpful, dedicated staff are passionate about supporting families, local associations, religious organizations and cultural groups, and we are honoured to host a series of free memorial events throughout the year.  As well, we are happy to provide the use of our spacious Community Room at no charge for local non-profit meetings. Call for details.

General Manager, Ottawa, Kingston & Belleville

Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson is a third generation Funeral Director with Arbor Memorial. He graduated from Humber College in 2005 with an honours diploma in Funeral Service Education.  He is currently working as the General Manager of Ottawa, Kingston & Belleville. With over 12 years working for Arbor, he has become a leader in providing responsive, respectful and meaningful end-of-life services. Eric has a passion for serving and giving back to the community. He is involved with Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce, Sales and Ad Club, and an active member in the local Baptist church.


Our Staff

Funeral Home Manager

Richard W. (Rick) Nolan

Richard joined Kelly Funeral Homes in 1979. He is a member of St. Patrick's Parish,  U of O Heart Institute Committee and the Royal Canadian Legion, and vice-president of Goulbourn Lawn Bowling Club.

Funeral Director

Tracy Seaton

Tracy was licensed in 1995. She is a director of Unforgettables Fund, a presenter for Ottawa Victim Services panel, advisory for Collège Boréal and exec. for Ottawa District Funeral Service Association. 

Funeral Director

Toohey Brown

Toohey obtained his funeral directors license in 1993 and has been with Kelly Funeral Homes since 2008. He grew up and has resided in Kanata, Ontario since 1978. 

Funeral Director

Jason Swan

Jason has been a funeral director since 2017. He is fluent in English and French and is conversational in Spanish and German. He is married with two children. He is a member of Orpheus Musical Theatre.

Branch Administrator

Flora Minor


Ron Hipson

Director of Community Relations

John Laframboise

Pre Planning Funeral Director

Meghan Murphy

Aftercare & Lifestyle

Aftercare Lifestyle Coordinator

Margaret Burnside

Aftercare Representative

Mary May


Arbor Memorial Inc. (“Arbor”) is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities by preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting the accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). 

As part of our commitment, we strive to achieve barrier-free accessibility at all Arbor locations nationally.

If you would like to provide feedback regarding Arbor's Accessibility Services, please visit the "Contact Us" section of this website. Alternatively, you can contact the location Manager by telephone or mail. Arbor's Accessibility Policy is available upon request.