Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life

Celebrate the life of a loved one with family and friends

We are here for you

We are here for you

We are here for you

We are here to ease your burden and help you in any way we can.

Helping you cope with grief

Helping you cope with grief

Helping you cope with grief

We explain some of the feelings you may have and suggest ways of dealing with them.

Arrange for the future

Arrange for the future

Arrange for the future

Let us help you pre-plan your final arrangements to make your wishes known, and save your loved ones this pressure during an already difficult time


Simple Wishes of the North

Thank you for visiting our website. If you have reached this site during a time of loss or sorrow, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Simple Wishes of the North is very proud to be part of the Greater Sudbury community and our Funeral Director has the ability to serve our families in both French and English in our comfortable setting. Although we are licensed under the Board of Funeral Services as an actual funeral home (Class 1), our focus is to provide simple services such as direct cremations or direct burials. Unlike a licensed transfer service where your options are very limited, Simple Wishes will have the opportunity to legally offer the community a few additional services. These services include but are not limited to our assistance at a memorial service (church, community hall or other venue) or at a local cemetery for a graveside committal service. These services will be available while still keeping in mind affordability. Since we do not hold public visitations or memorial services at our current location, you will have our full attention when we greet you at our door.

Our Services

Our Services

We offer both At-Need and Pre-Planning services, to help guide you into carrying out your loved one’s wishes or plan for your own future.



We offer a wide selection of affordably priced urns, caskets and burial vaults. We carry a limited stock, but special orders can be arranged.



Here you will find recent and past obituaries with the option of sending flowers or leaving a condolence message for the loved one’s family.


When a Loved One Leaves Us

Let us help comfort you in this time of sorrow. Visit our Grief Support page for information on handling your grief and contact information for our grief counsellor, or the FAQs or Tips & Advice page for more information on what to do during this difficult time.

Grief Support

Grief Support

We explain some of the feelings you may have and suggest ways of dealing with them, as well as provide you with the information to get in contact with our Grief Counsellor.

Advice & Tips

Advice & Tips

Find information on funeral etiquette, and what to do following the passing of a loved one.



Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, including those related to expenses and responsibilities.


Simple Wishes of the North

We strive to offer you the best care during this difficult time, in a comfortable setting, while also being affordable.

We are locally owned and operated, serving Greater Sudbury and beyond. We are pleased to offer our services in French and English. We serve all faiths and those with no religious affiliation. Our professional staff members are available to take your call day or night. Remember, you are not alone. Whether you need help today or want to plan for tomorrow, you can count on us anytime.


If you would like to speak with us, please contact us via email or call us directly.

Where Do I Start?

Following a loved one’s passing, or planning for the future, can be daunting. We are happy to help you, and have compiled a list of our community partners for your convenience.


Recent Obituaries

Read from some of the most recent obituaries below. Click on the name to read the full obituary with the option of sending flowers or leaving a condolence message for the loved one’s family. Please be advised that not all families choose to have their loved one's final arrangements published in newspapers or on this site. We, at Simple Wishes, respect their privacy.

Paul Sommers

Paul Sommers (Age 61)

Apr 05, 1957 - Aug 10, 2018

Harold “Harley” Ramsay

Harold “Harley” Ramsay (Age 84)

Jan 03, 1934 - Aug 07, 2018

Evelyn Vallbacka

Evelyn Vallbacka (Age 71)

Mar 23, 1947 - Aug 03, 2018

James “Jim” Hardy

James “Jim” Hardy (Age 87)

Mar 30, 1931 - Aug 02, 2018

Cleary “Joseph” Shaw

Cleary “Joseph” Shaw (Age 80)

Dec 31, 1937 - Jul 26, 2018

Lynne Trottier

Lynne Trottier (Age 67)

Mar 22, 1951 - Jul 26, 2018

Muriel M. Côté

Muriel M. Côté (Age 71)

Aug 25, 1946 - Jul 19, 2018

Randolph “Randy” Gaudin

Randolph “Randy” Gaudin (Age 63)

Jun 30, 1955 - Jul 13, 2018

Kenneth ” Ken” Packham

Kenneth ” Ken” Packham (Age 56)

Dec 25, 1961 - Jul 09, 2018

Johanne Boudreau Leblond

Johanne Boudreau Leblond (Age 57)

Mar 21, 1961 - Jul 05, 2018

Phillip “Phil” Hum

Phillip “Phil” Hum (Age 65)

Jul 06, 1952 - Jun 30, 2018

René Gladu

René Gladu (Age 75)

Jul 18, 1942 - Jun 28, 2018

Sam Litwin

Sam Litwin (Age )


Armand “Herman” Bisson

Armand “Herman” Bisson (Age 74)

Nov 03, 1943 - Jun 08, 2018

George Robert Whitman

George Robert Whitman (Age 78)

Feb 20, 1940 - Jun 04, 2018

Denis Lavergne

Denis Lavergne (Age 79)

Apr 07, 1939 - May 31, 2018

Léon Aubé

Léon Aubé (Age 68)

Mar 19, 1950 - May 25, 2018

Donald “Don” Douglas

Donald “Don” Douglas (Age 77)

Jun 11, 1940 - May 23, 2018

Harold Duncan MacCullough

Harold Duncan MacCullough (Age 83)

Feb 10, 1935 - May 23, 2018

Norma Morin

Norma Morin (Age 76)

Aug 25, 1941 - May 14, 2018

Robert “Bob” Dolan

Robert “Bob” Dolan (Age 67)

Mar 28, 1951 - May 12, 2018

Shirley Ella Tryon

Shirley Ella Tryon (Age 78)

Aug 26, 1939 - May 10, 2018

Colette Martel

Colette Martel (Age 65)

May 13, 1952 - May 10, 2018

Denise Savard

Denise Savard (Age 65)

Mar 26, 1953 - May 04, 2018

Edward “Ed” Sagetcheway

Edward “Ed” Sagetcheway (Age 79)

May 11, 1938 - May 04, 2018

Jacob Parker Tremblay

Jacob Parker Tremblay (Age 16)

Mar 15, 2002 - May 01, 2018

Sharon Marie Peters

Sharon Marie Peters (Age 73)

Jun 22, 1944 - May 01, 2018

Jean Grenier

Jean Grenier (Age 82)

Feb 22, 1936 - Apr 30, 2018

Don Stringer

Don Stringer (Age 63)

Oct 30, 1954 - Apr 28, 2018

Carol Ann Fex

Carol Ann Fex (Age 68)

Dec 02, 1949 - Apr 26, 2018

André Joseph Mailloux

André Joseph Mailloux (Age 70)

Feb 10, 1948 - Apr 25, 2018

Dwayne Raymond Patterson

Dwayne Raymond Patterson (Age 50)

Nov 01, 1967 - Apr 19, 2018

Murray Cotnam

Murray Cotnam (Age 74)

Mar 08, 1944 - Apr 17, 2018

Albert “Bert” MacRae

Albert “Bert” MacRae (Age 93)

Dec 16, 1924 - Apr 10, 2018

Joseph Walter Alan Vallillee

Joseph Walter Alan Vallillee (Age 72)

Aug 13, 1945 - Apr 10, 2018

Lise Gagnon

Lise Gagnon (Age 81)

Mar 31, 1937 - Apr 08, 2018

Liisa Lampinen

Liisa Lampinen (Age 93)

Mar 24, 1925 - Mar 29, 2018

Rainer Bluth

Rainer Bluth (Age 80)

Mar 23, 1938 - Mar 28, 2018

Edward “Big Ed” Brown

Edward “Big Ed” Brown (Age 54)

Dec 02, 1963 - Mar 27, 2018

Donny Derkacz

Donny Derkacz (Age 53)

Mar 15, 1965 - Mar 27, 2018

Glenda Ann  Rhodes

Glenda Ann Rhodes (Age 62)

Aug 21, 1955 - Mar 11, 2018

Doug Beckett

Doug Beckett (Age 57)

Nov 09, 1960 - Mar 08, 2018

Jean Mary Lajeunesse

Jean Mary Lajeunesse (Age 44)

Dec 09, 1973 - Mar 03, 2018

Richard “Rick” Ducharme

Richard “Rick” Ducharme (Age 56)

Sep 20, 1961 - Feb 26, 2018

Brenda Horodeckyj

Brenda Horodeckyj (Age 60)

Apr 20, 1957 - Feb 25, 2018

Kevin “Sam” Samarin

Kevin “Sam” Samarin (Age 58)

May 06, 1959 - Feb 24, 2018

Fred Kuhn

Fred Kuhn (Age )


Collennette “Cookie” Foster

Collennette “Cookie” Foster (Age 84)

Nov 19, 1933 - Feb 01, 2018

Latest News

Read the most recent news stories about Simple Wishes below, including our charitable donations and additions to our staff and location services. See all of our news stories here.

Brain Injury Association Donations
31 March, 2016(0)Comments

Brain Injury Association Donations

Until the end of April 2016, Simple Wishes will make a donation to the Brain Injury Association here in Sudbury for every prepaid registered plan.

Maison Vale Hospice Donations
30 January, 2016(0)Comments

Maison Vale Hospice Donations

Until the end of February 2016, Simple Wishes will make a donation to the Maison Vale Hospice here in Sudbury for every prepaid registered plan.

New Memorial Chapel
07 December, 2015(0)Comments

New Memorial Chapel

Our new memorial chapel should be ready to accommodate grieving families in early 2016. This chapel will accommodate smaller private gatherings and will be offered free of charge to any family that does request it.