The Cooper Aeolian Organ
The antique organ that graces the chapel balcony at Morris Sutton Funeral Home was built by the Aeolian Music Company in 1924. Originally installed in Prohibition entrepreneur James Cooper’s Windsor mansion, it found a new home in 1946, when the Morris Funeral Home opened a grand new location and needed an organ.
The organ served well for decades before falling quiet in the late ‘90s. In 2011, it was restored by staff organist and curator Ron Dossenbach. Today, all 1,280 pipes are present and play, all console controls operate, as do the chimes and harp, and even the roll playing mechanism has been restored. We are proud that the organ’s warm, soothing sound can bring comfort during our funeral services.
- Read more about the organ in the Windsor Star
- Listen to the organ:
Who We Are and What We Do
Proudly serving Windsor (Essex County), Lasalle, Tecumseh, and St. Clair Beach since 1915 , Morris Sutton Funeral Home will help you customize your arrangements, while respecting your faith, taste and budget. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals.
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. We sponsor many charities and local associations including the VON Child Car Seat Program, Children's Aid, and the Mental Association, and are honoured to host a series of free memorial events throughout the year. As well, Morris Sutton Funeral Home is happy to provide the use of our spacious Community Room at no charge for local non-profit meetings. Call for details.
Funeral Home Manager
Michele graduated from the University of Windsor and has worked for Arbor since 2017.
Staff Organist and Aeolian Organ Curator
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