Ordering flowers from our site ensures that your order will reach us or the family in a timely manner, and your gesture of support will remain acknowledged in the Book of Memories for future generations. We only work with local florists so we can maintain the sense of urgency and quality of your selections. We thank you for helping to support the family during their time of need, and will fondly remember your kind gesture.
In 1923, two brothers, Frank and Vincent, started the O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home at 1786 Danforth Avenue to primarily serve the funeral needs of Catholic families in east-end Toronto. Despite the hard economic times, Frank and his wife Ethel perservered with the business, moved it in 1933 to 1871 Danforth Avenue, and took up residence in the apartment upstairs. Frank's son George ("Bud") joined the family business and became a licensed funeral director in 1945.
In 1959, Bud O’Connor with his wife Audrey purchased what had become the pre-eminent Catholic funeral home in east--end Toronto. Their son Tim, the third generation O’Connor, joined the family business in 1974 as a licensed funeral director. Audrey purchased the business from her husband in 1983, and continued to work tirelessly on serving the Catholic community until her passing in 2005.
In 2009, after 86 years and three generations of service, the O’Connor family decided to sell what then was the longest serving Catholic funeral home in east-end Toronto as well as being the last family owned funeral home on the Danforth.
The O’Connor Bros. Chapel is named to remember and honor the three generations of the O’Connor family for their outstanding funeral service to generations of families of all faiths and for their exemplary service and support of the Catholic Church.
March 8, 2009
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