Funeral Home & Chapel
Located just off Highway 69/400 on Bowes St in Parry Sound. Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel believes that every funeral should celebrate life. Our staff goes to great lengths to seek out and meet the needs of each family that we serve, in order to customize our services around them. Every detail, great or small is important to us. We offer pre-arrangement, and at-need services, burial or cremation options to help create a meaningful and personalized funeral. We can also look after your monument with access to scale computerized drawings, so you can see what exactly you are purchasing before its made.
Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel is proud to offer the most modern and spacious facility in the Parry Sound area. Our tastefully decorated one level building is 100% wheelchair accessible. With two large, yet intimate, visitation rooms, chapel seating for over 200 people, parking for over 120 cars, a reception room and lounge area on site, we are able to accommodate the needs of each individual family that we serve. Our Nightingale Memorial Garden, located at the back of our building, provides a quiet and serene place to sit and reflect on the many memories of your loved one and time spent with them.
We understand that one of life's most painful events can be the loss of
a loved one. Although death is a natural process, a person who is grieving
may feel that they are completely alone in dealing with the pain of their
loss. Our caring and compassionate staff is prepared to listen and to
provide comfort and support through this difficult journey. For more information
on grief, or other grief resources, please see our links
Stephen Torrance Funeral Director/Owner, Julie Torrance Co-Owner,
Nicole Torrance and Scott Torrance.
For Steve Torrance, being a funeral
director means helping families celebrate a life, not just mourn a death.
Having the opportunity for a high school co-op placement in a funeral
home, Steve’s interest in helping people through one of the most
difficult times in their lives was sparked. Upon completing high school,
Steve attended the Funeral Service Education program at Humber College
in Toronto, ON and graduated as a Licensed Funeral Director in 1997; following
which, he had the opportunity to work in funeral homes in the Toronto,
Milton and Cambridge areas. Born and raised in the Fergus area, Steve
and his family would cottage in Parry Sound. The small town atmosphere,
being much the same as his hometown, is one of the things that drew Steve
and his wife Julie back to Parry Sound after they were married in 2000.
Steve established Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel Limited in 2000,
and opened the doors for business in April of 2001. Since then, Steve
has become an active member of the community. Having served on the West
Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation Board, Parry Sound Chamber of Commerce,
the Lions Club, HANDS: thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca
Board member, and currently as a member of the local Police Auxiliary.
When not at the funeral home, Steve enjoys spending time with his son
Scott and his daughter Nicole doing various outdoor activities.