In the late 1800s it was not uncommon to find a funeral business and a furniture store operating from the same location. Our roots begin with W.W. White who conducted his business of furniture store and “undertaking” service at 83 Manitoba St., Bracebridge. Mr. White eventually sold to Mr. George C. Marshall in July 1927. In 1937 Mr. Marshall sold the furniture business but continued to operate the funeral home. The building was remodelled to include a chapel and office area. Mr. Walter Reynolds began working for Mr. Marshall in 1930 and purchased the business on February 1st, 1946.
It was Mr. Reynolds who built Reynolds Funeral Home on its present site at 1 Mary St, Bracebridge in 1961. A Prayer of Dedication dated March 9th, 1961 by the Reverend John George McCausland S.S.J.E., hangs just inside our front door. Renovations were carried out on the building in 1972, 1984 and again in 2001. Mr. Murray Dauphin came to work for Mr. Reynolds on April 18th, 1956 eventually purchasing the business on December 1st, 1967. Mr. Dauphin hired Mr. Bruce Turner in December 1968. On December 1st, 1994 Bruce and his wife Cathie purchased Reynolds Funeral Home from the Dauphins.
In the year 2001 the name “Turner Chapel” was added to the well respected name of Reynolds Funeral Home.
We are proud to be the current link in the continuing tradition of trusted funeral service to the families of Bracebridge and throughout Muskoka.
Everyone at Reynolds Funeral Home “Turner Chapel” looks forward to continuing to serve our community with the dignity and respect due to all who place their trust in us.
The Reynolds Funeral Home has strong professional affiliations. This mandate has provided us with an association of trustworthy forward-thinking funeral directors who are as committed to consumer's needs, as they are family's needs. This unique blend has shifted the focus back to service and value and the network synergism provides us with a daily advancement of service standards and experience resources on which to draw .
Please feel free to visit their websites through the links below to learn more about these organizations.
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