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 - Orleans 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

Director of Community Relations

John Laframboise

Funeral Home Manager

Gilles Sauvé

Gilles is a bilingual funeral director who has been part of the Kelly Funeral Homes for the past 25 yrs. Although a native from Sudbury, ON, Gilles has been part of the Orleans community since. Gilles supports his community and sits on the executive board of directors for the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre. Although an avid golfer, Gilles also enjoys the Monday Night Dart League at the Royal Canadian Legion-Orleans Branch. Away from work Gilles enjoys spending time with his family and working on home projects.


Funeral Director

Marie Aubé

Marie is a bilingual funeral director who has been part of the Kelly Funeral Homes for the past 10 years.  In her spare time Marie enjoys spending time with her family on their family hobby farm.


Funeral Director

David Brunet

David Brunet is a bilingual funeral director that has been part of the Kelly Funeral Home team for the past 5 years.  David enjoys spending time hiking and traveling with his new spouse.


Funeral Director

Vanessa Lalonde

Vanessa is a bilingual funeral director that has been part of the Kelly Funeral Home team for the past 7 years.  Vanessa enjoys her time away hiking in the Ottawa Valley.


Branch Administrator

Colette Langevin

Colette has been part of the Kelly Funeral Home for 33 years. She is fully bilingual. In her spare time Colette has accumulated over 750 hrs of community involvement at the Shenkman Art Centre.



Ron Hipson

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.