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 - Somerset 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.
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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

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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

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Director of Community Relations John Laframboise

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Funeral Home Manager Kristen Mikkelsen

Kristen joined Kelly Funeral Home in 2000. She graduated from UOttawa and Humber College. Kristen sits on the Board of the Chinatown BIA and is a proud volunteer for Dreams take Flight, Ottawa. 


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Funeral Director Kiesha Maharry

Kiesha has been licensed for 17 years. She has been with Kelly Funeral Home sicne 2008. 


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Funeral Director Victoria Huddleson

Funeral Director Christine Hodgkinson

Christine has been with Kelly Funeral Homes, since 2010 when she moved to Ottawa.  She is a Special Assistance Team Member with Kenyon International Emergency Services.


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Pre Planning Funeral Director Michael Robinson

Mike has been a funeral director with Kelly Funeral Homes for over 30 years. He now specialized in pre-planning. Mike enjoys snowmobiling, skiing and flying his Cessna 172. He is a member of the CAHS. 


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Office Administrator Barbara Rizzi

Barbara joined Kelly Funeral Home in 2018. She is proud of her Italian heritage and fluently speaks English and Italian. Barbara is a member of St. Anthony's Church. 


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Chef Ron Hipson

Aftercare & Lifestyle

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Aftercare Lifestyle Coordinator Margaret Burnside

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Aftercare Representative Mary May

Mary has been a loyal Arbor employee since 2013. 



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.