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Jack Smith
B: 1944-12-31
D: 2018-04-23
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Smith, Jack
Theresia Knab
B: 1928-03-13
D: 2018-04-22
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Knab, Theresia
James "Jim" Popp
B: 1944-03-15
D: 2018-04-18
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Popp, James "Jim"
Thomas McCoy
B: 1926-12-05
D: 2018-04-13
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McCoy, Thomas
Lujza Nemeth
B: 1923-11-11
D: 2018-04-11
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Nemeth, Lujza
Robert Simpson
B: 1924-09-06
D: 2018-04-11
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Simpson, Robert
Dorothy Wilson
B: 1922-02-09
D: 2018-04-09
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Wilson, Dorothy
Gregory "Greg" Nunn
B: 1955-12-11
D: 2018-04-08
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Nunn, Gregory "Greg"
Blake Moody
B: 1930-04-27
D: 2018-04-07
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Moody, Blake
Donald "Don" Matthews
B: 1940-09-02
D: 2018-04-06
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Matthews, Donald "Don"
Walter "LeRoy" Staley
B: 1944-02-07
D: 2018-04-04
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Staley, Walter "LeRoy"
Margaret Rose
B: 1932-10-12
D: 2018-03-30
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Rose, Margaret
Loreen Neville
B: 1937-09-17
D: 2018-03-29
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Neville, Loreen
Jimmy "Jim" DePauw
B: 1963-02-21
D: 2018-03-27
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DePauw, Jimmy "Jim"
Helga Petraitis
B: 1928-01-18
D: 2018-03-26
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Petraitis, Helga
Janice Gibson
B: 1939-11-17
D: 2018-03-21
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Gibson, Janice
Robert "Rocky" Rockefeller
B: 1940-04-16
D: 2018-03-17
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Rockefeller, Robert "Rocky"
David "Dave" Dodsley
B: 1948-04-27
D: 2018-03-15
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Dodsley, David "Dave"
Carol Couture
B: 1941-08-24
D: 2018-03-13
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Couture, Carol
Shirley Jerry
B: 1929-12-11
D: 2018-03-11
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Jerry, Shirley
Sue Charlton
B: 1940-02-07
D: 2018-03-11
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Charlton, Sue

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Our Heritage

 

Ostrander's Funeral Home was established by Harry A. Ostrander on April 28, 1920.

Mr. Ostrander purchased the Arthur Oatman Funeral Home at 128 Broadway, Tillsonburg and the business was a furniture store and a funeral home. The funeral business was moved to 36 Broadway, Tillsonburg in 1937, the furniture business operated at 128 Broadway until 1957.

Harry A. Ostrander's son Ewart W. Ostrander became a partner in 1936.

In 1940 they purchased the Sprage Funeral Home in Port Burwell. This funeral home was operated and owned jointly by Harry and his son Ewart until it's closing in 1969.

At that time the 43 Bidwell Street location was used as rental property until 1960 at which time the funeral business at 36 Broadway was moved to the 43 Bidwell Street. The latter location offered more space for the steadily growing business.

Through most of the years the Ostrander's also maintained and operated an Ambulance Service for the area.

In 1962 a third generation joined the ranks, Harry A. Ostrander's grandson Harry E. Ostrander.

In 1979 the company continued to expand with the acquisition of the Leslie C. Clark Funeral Home built in Port Rowan in 1965. Ostrander's Funeral home, Clark Chapel was named in memory of the former founder, Mr. Leslie Clark. This funeral home was destroyed by fire in September 1981 and was rebuilt by the Ostrander's. In January 2002 the company sold the funeral home.

Harry A. Ostrander died on January 25, 1980 at the age of 87, and Ewart W. Ostrander died on May 13, 1992. Harry E. Ostrander after 38 dedicated years in the business now enjoys his retirement with his wife Betty.

In January 2003 the Butcher family purchased Ostrander’s Funeral Home as a family owned business. Reg Butcher his wife Janet, their son Ken Butcher and his wife Jodi all reside in the Town of Tillsonburg.  Reg has been in the funeral profession for over 20 years serving as a funeral director and funeral home manager.  Ken has been licensed as a funeral director since 1999.  The Butcher family has a long history in the Tillsonburg, Walsingham, Straffordville, Langton area were many of their family descendants still reside.  The Butcher family attends local churches, and are involved in local service organizations.

The Ostrander's tradition as a family owned business will continue for years to come. Continuing with the reliable, trustworthy service the community has become accustom to.

Our many years of experience are at your service.