Providing Cremation and Funeral Services to Guelph and Area since 1941.

Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel

Providing Cremation and Funeral Services to Guelph and Area since 1941.

Wall-Custance Funeral Home

Funeral & Cremation Services

Serving Guelph and area since 1941.  Providing affordable, personalized and compassionate services, including Simple Cremation, Celebrations of Life, Traditional Funerals (including Natural/Green burials) and more.

Welcome to WALL-CUSTANCE Funeral Home & Chapel

Locally owned and operated by Scott and Betty Ann Young.  Our family is here to support you and your family.
We offer sincere, sympathetic and confidential service by caring professionals, at moderate costs.

Did You Know?

Wall-Custance Funeral Home has been planting trees in partnership with the University of Guelph since 1989. Together through our Memorial Forest program, we’ve planted more than 19,000 trees.

Wall-Custance Memorial Forest Program

The Wall-Custance Memorial Forest program provides an opportunity to commemorate the life of a loved one in a special way; by planting a tree — a living memorial. The Memorial Forest is a living laboratory, a haven for our natural wildlife and a commitment to the wellbeing of future generations.

To continue the important tradition of remembrance and new growth, The Arboretum and the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel collaborated to create a day-long self-guided Memorial Forest “open house day”, but you are encouraged to visit any day, all year round, from dawn to dusk.  Please visit the Memorial Forest tab to learn more. 

Pricing

SIMPLE CREMATION

$1985 + HST

If prearranged and prepaid by
December 31, 2024

Includes:

- Cremation fee
- Cremation casket
- Coroner fee
- Death registration fee
- Container to hold cremated remains - urn not required
- Identification of deceased at funeral home if requested before transfer to crematorium
- Transfer of deceased from place of death to crematorium (within 100km)
- Holding of cremated remains at funeral home until final disposition is arranged
- Procurement of all legal documentation
- Unlimited copies of death certificate
- Notification of CPP/OAS or other agencies, filing of CPP death benefit and survivor benefit forms
- Posting of death notice on Wall-Custance website
- Memorial tree at the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest - 400 acre Arboretum at the University of Guelph

MEMORIAL

$2995 + HST

If prearranged and prepaid by
December 31, 2024
.
Includes:

- Cremation fee
- Cremation casket
- Coroner and death registration fee
- Container to hold cremated remains - urn not required
- Identification of deceased at funeral home if requested before transfer to crematorium
- Transfer of deceased from place of death to crematorium (within 100km)
- Service at funeral home or other venue
- Live streaming of ceremony if held at funeral home
- All motor vehicles, including lead car (limousine additional $300)
- Personalized register book and unlimited memorial cards
- Use of reception centre (additional charge for catering)
- Holding of cremated remains at funeral home until final disposition is arranged
- Procurement of all legal documentation, notification of CPP/OAS or other agencies, filing of CPP death benefit and survivor benefit forms
- Unlimited copies of death certificate
- Posting of death notice on Wall-Custance website
- Memorial tree at the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest - 400 acre Arboretum at the University of Guelph

NOTE: Disbursements (newspapers, clergy, cemetery costs, luncheon, limousine, etc.) not included.

FUNERAL

$5995 + HST

If prearranged and prepaid by
December 31, 2024
.
Includes:

- Choice of casket currently displayed in Wall-Custance casket selection room - all caskets made in Canada
- Transfer of deceased from place of death to crematorium (within 100km)
- Visitation and service at funeral home or church (viewing and identification - embalming included)
- Live streaming of ceremony if held at funeral home
- All motor vehicles, including lead car and funeral coach (limousine additional $300)
- Personalized register book and unlimited memorial cards
- Use of reception centre (additional charge for catering)
- Procurement of all legal documentation, notification of CPP/OAS or other agencies, filing of CPP death benefit and survivor benefit forms
- Unlimited copies of death certificate
- Posting of death notice on Wall-Custance website
- Memorial tree at the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest - 400 acre Arboretum at the University of Guelph

NOTE: $5995 is the maximum charge for the services and merchandise described. Charges may be less based on services selected. Disbursements (newspapers, clergy, cemetery costs, luncheon, limousine, etc.) not included.

Death Notices

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Michael I.

Wright

Date of Passing: February 20, 2024

WRIGHT, Michael (Mike) – It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Michael Iran Wright on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the age of 75.

Forever cherishing his memory, his loving wife Myrna, sons Rick (Karen), Kevin (Allison) and daughter Angela (Mick). 

Mourning his passing are his brother Pete (Cindy), grandsons Mike Jr. (great granddaughter Aurora), Mason, Jacob, Tyler and Ty, niece Jenny (Mike) and many brothers and sisters-in-law.  He will be missed by many friends made through the Royal Military College and banking.

Mike is preceded by his mother Verna, father Joseph, Pops (Harold) and brother Joseph (Anna-Mae).

Mike battled cancer for many years. While it deterred him from many sports he loved, it didn’t stop him from travelling to Florida for a few winters, enjoying card tables (especially when he won), playing games with the grandchildren (where he said he could never win because the kids kept changing the rules), going to favourite restaurants and making frequent stops at Tim Horton’s.

Heart felt thanks to John and Christine Dawson, and Mary and Joe Hajer for their friendship and support through this difficult time.

A private celebration of life will be held in Guelph. Please contact Angela at iamangeliko@hotmail.com for more information.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Guelph General Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Rest in Peace.

 

A tree will be planted in memory of Michael I. Wright in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.

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Charles J.

Small

Date of Passing: February 19, 2024

SMALL, Charles J. – Of Puslinch, passed away at home on Monday, February 19, 2024, in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Doreen Small (nee Tawse).  Loved father of Clinton, Michelle (Ryan) Nap. Loving grandfather of Wyatt and Weston. Dear brother of Mickie (Larry McEwen). Survived by his sister Marguerite (Cliff Boles). Predeceased by his parents Frank and Margaret and his sisters Irene (George Locker), Ruth (Frank Beghetto), Mary (Ed Gamble) and Faye.

Fondly remembered by the Tawse family.

Friends will be received at WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Monday, February 26, 2024, from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Arrangements entrusted to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com).

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Milton Steam Era would be appreciated. 

 

A tree will be planted in memory of Charles J. Small in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.

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Kathleen A.

Friel

Date of Passing: February 19, 2024

FRIEL, Kathleen Anne – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kathleen, who left us suddenly on February 19th, at the Guelph General Hospital in her 60th year. She passed away with her devoted husband Gord by her side.

Kathleen was a beloved wife to Gord, a cherished mom to Kaiya, a doting grandma to Jayla, and many other grandchildren. She was loved by her sisters, Valerie Thistle (the late Brian) and Kimberly Merkley (Frank), and will be deeply missed by her nieces Michelle, Danielle (Trevor), Amanda (Tyson), and great-aunt to Bryant, Riley, and Sage. Kathleen was also a loving stepmom to Heather and Andrea.

Known for her big heart and unwavering love for her family, Kathleen found joy in being a dedicated mom, sister, wife, and aunt. Her warm smile and caring nature touched the lives of all who knew her. Kathleen’s presence will be greatly missed, but her love and memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Rest in peace, Kathleen. You will always be remembered with love and fondness.

Friends will be received at WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 1:00-2:00pm. Funeral service will start at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel. Reception will be held (to be announced) directly after the service.

Arrangements entrusted to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com).

Memorial contributions to the Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated. 

 

A tree will be planted in memory of Kathleen A. Friel in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.

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Dawn K.

Marquess

Date of Passing: February 18, 2024

MARQUESS, Dawn Karen – It is with immense sadness we announce Dawn’s peaceful passing at St. Josephs Heath Centre, Guelph on Sunday, February 18, 2024.

Dawn was the beloved wife of Bryan Marquess. They met while working at the Royal Bank of Canada in Sault Ste Marie and were married in 1965.

Lovingly remembered by her daughter Jennifer, grandsons Keaghan, Spencer, Ethan, and Noah, granddaughter Erin and great-grandson James.  Dawn will be lovingly remembered by her brother Patrick (Vickie) her nieces Stephanie, Jamie (Bobbie) and nephews Joe (Kim) and Cory (Robin), Her cousins Julie Evans, Joyce Evans, John Evans, Phil Evans (Elaine) Rowan (Jenny) Marquess.  Predeceased by her beloved son Kevin (2020), her parents Donald and Joyce Sammon, her brothers Jim (Annette) and Terry Sammon.

Thank you for the compassionate care Dawn received from all the nurses, doctors, and personal support workers over the past seven months.

Arrangements entrusted to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com).

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Foundation of St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Palliative Care), Guelph or plant a tree at The Guelph Arboretum.

 

A tree will be planted in memory of Dawn K. Marquess in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.

 

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Isobelle M.

Gray

Date of Passing: February 14, 2024

GRAY, Isobelle McGregor – It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Isobelle McGregor Gray on 14 February 2024. 

Isobelle is survived by her loving son Payton James Golden, her siblings (Linda, Douglas, and Robert), Ron Golden (Payton’s father), Kathleen Fernandez (Payton’s Aunt), Roza Gray (Robert’s wife), and John Madower (Linda’s husband). Isobelle will also be dearly missed by her cousins, numerous nieces and nephews, friends, and associates.

A leader, organizer, coach, volunteer, and friend, Isobelle had an infectious enthusiasm and was very involved in a variety of groups and associations. She especially enjoyed her time with the Guelph Rowing Club, the Ontario Adventure Rowing organization, and the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). An avid rower herself, she shared her passion for the sport by introducing and coaching newcomers to this activity. As a rower, Isobelle travelled to South America and Switzerland and was a key organizer when Canada hosted the 2022 World Rowing Tour in Kingston, Ontario. Isobelle loved animals, art and nature and therefore cherished time with her bicycle group, book clubs, and her community here in Guelph and also Puslinch, her former residence.

The eldest child of James Carlton Gray and Jeanette (Née McGregor) Gray, Isobelle grew up mostly in Montréal where she attended Beaconsfield High School and John Abbott College (CEGEP). Studying at the University of Windsor, she graduated with an Honours Baccalaureate of Science, followed by a Master of Science Degree. After working many years in the science field as a consultant for Environment Canada, she then completed a Master of Business Administration at McMaster University and subsequently worked in various marketing managerial and executive positions.

Details regarding Isobelle’s celebration of life will be forthcoming. Arrangements entrusted to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com).

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Guelph Rowing Club or the Guelph CFUW would be very kind.      

 

A tree will be planted in memory of Isobelle M. Gray in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.

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Margaret E.

Jennings

Date of Passing: February 13, 2024

JENNINGS, Margaret Elizabeth – passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Guelph General Hospital, February 13th, 2024, with her loving family by her side.

Born January 10th, 1941, in Enterprise, Ontario, Margaret is predeceased by her late husband George Francis Jennings, Son Steven, Daughter Rosemary, Son Donald, Her parents; Maurice and Gertrude Clancy, Sister Brenda Meighan, Brother Micheal and Sister In-law Doris Clancy.

Margaret is survived by her sons, Dennis (Cindy), Dave (Sharon), Dale (Terri-Lyn). Nanny to Scott (Amanda), Brian (Kayla), Jennifer (Mike) & Ryan, Great Nanny to Haley.

Margaret will be missed by her siblings, Walter Clancy, Irene Spike (Fred), Anne Power (Jim) and her brother-in-law Gord Meighan. Margaret will also be remembered by many Nieces and Nephews.

Margaret enjoyed going on trips to the casino with her friend Karen, Baking for her family, and reading. Over her years, Margaret sponsored several children through World Vision.

Margaret was a long-time employee with the Catholic school board until she retired.

Visitation will be held at Wall Custance Funeral Home and Chapel on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, 12:00pm-1:30pm. Service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 1:30 pm. Burial will take place at Marymount Cemetery following the service. Arrangements entrusted to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com).

A special Thank you to the staff at GGH on 5 East for their amazing care and support. 

In lieu of flowers, Donations to Sick Kids Hospital would be appreciated by the Family. 

 

A tree will be planted in memory of Margaret E. Jennings in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.

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David J. C.

Widdowson

Date of Passing: February 12, 2024

WIDDOWSON, David J. C. – April 18, 1973 – February 12, 2024

passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.

Beloved son of Carolyn and James Widdowson loved brother of Matthew and dear stepson of Ruth. David will be missed by his many friends and wonderful caregivers at New Visions and Pegasus.

Everyone in David’s life was blessed to know him, his beaming smile, and his laughter. He was loved by so many.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com).

If desired, donations to New Visions Toronto or Pegasus Community Project can be made in his memory.

 

A tree will be planted in memory of David J. C. Widdowson in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.

Our Professionals Are Ready To Serve You at WALL-CUSTANCE Funeral Home & Chapel

For nearly 80 years, our funeral home has been providing a tradition of excellence, offering sincere, sympathetic and confidential services. Today, Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel is owned by Scott and Betty Ann Young.

Our Services

TRADITIONAL
FUNERAL SERVICE

Traditional funeral services generally include visitation, funeral service, committal and a reception...

MEMORIAL SERVICE / CELEBRATION OF LIFE

A Memorial Service can be as unique as the life lived. Generally, cremation takes place prior to the celebration ...

SIMPLE
CREMATION

For Simple Cremation we provide efficient, professional and caring options, with straightforward ...

Prearranging

PREARRANGING YOUR WISHES

Prearranging your funeral provides you with the opportunity to decide the type of services you prefer and outline instructions for your final arrangements.

PREPAYING YOUR ARRANGEMENTS

Many families prepay some or all of the expenses involved when prearranging a funeral. If you’re thinking about prepaying, it’s important to consider these questions

Please approach Funeral Home from Green Street.

Parking is behind Funeral Home with access off Green Street.

For Services, our attendants will direct you from Green Street.

From Toronto:
Take Hwy. 401 to Exit 299. The sign reads: “Highway 6 South to Hamilton and County Road 46, Brock Road North to Guelph.” Take Brock Road through the village of Aberfoyle, into the City of Guelph. Brock Road’s name changes to Gordon Street. Follow Gordon Street through the city, across the river, under a CN Rail overpass. Gordon Street becomes Norfolk Street at this point and you will go up a hill passed a large basilicaon your left (Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate). Follow Norfolk Street through 3 lights (Macdonnell, Quebec & Suffolk Sts). Then turn left at the next intersection onto Green Street. Funeral Home faces Norfolk Street, between Green and Norwich St.. The Funeral Home is located on the left hand side approximately 16 km from the 401 directly across from Speedy Muffler and Hakim Optical at the intersection known as “Five Points”.

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