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.

Dark, Bertha (née Sohlman) (1926 – 2018)

Dark, Bertha (née Sohlman) (1926 – 2018) (Age 92 years)

- Dec 05, 2018

Smith, Dean Warner (1961 – 2018)

Smith, Dean Warner (1961 – 2018) (Age 57 years)

- Nov 25, 2018

Daoust, Michel  Emile (1942-2018)

Daoust, Michel Emile (1942-2018) (Age 76)

- Nov 24, 2018

Daniel Beaudry, (1960-2018)

Daniel Beaudry, (1960-2018) (Age 58 years)

- Nov 08, 2018

Jeanne d’Arc Legault, (Nee Laverdière)

Jeanne D’Arc Legault, (Nee Laverdière) (Age 91 years)

- Nov 16, 2018

Bernadette (Keenan) Mullin

Bernadette (Keenan) Mullin (Age 92)

- Nov 07, 2018

Norma Reynolds Hambsch (née Rutherford)

Norma Reynolds Hambsch (née Rutherford) (Age 72 years)

- Nov 08, 2018

Henri, David  (1948- 2018)

Henri, David (1948- 2018) (Age 70)

- Nov 05, 2018

Mélisa (Mel) Kingsley

Mélisa (Mel) Kingsley (Age 20)

Aug 02, 1998 - Oct 31, 2018

Desmond Howard Julian

Desmond Howard Julian (Age 81)

Feb 14, 1937 - Oct 26, 2018

Kevin George Cooke

Kevin George Cooke (Age 57)

Apr 03, 1961 - Oct 26, 2018

Douglas “Doug” Donovan

Douglas “Doug” Donovan (Age 76)

Feb 02, 1942 - Oct 21, 2018

Tony De Cata

Tony De Cata (Age 70)

Jan 06, 1948 - Oct 17, 2018

Shannon Dippong

Shannon Dippong (Age 40)

Jun 02, 1978 - Oct 13, 2018

Delina Rose Robillard

Delina Rose Robillard (Age 93)

Sep 06, 1925 - Oct 12, 2018

Barry Larone

Barry Larone (Age 64)

Aug 08, 1954 - Oct 11, 2018

Carol Green

Carol Green (Age 60)

Apr 07, 1958 - Oct 10, 2018

Raymond “Ray” Kingsley

Raymond “Ray” Kingsley (Age 75)

Jun 19, 1943 - Oct 08, 2018

Robert Longpré

Robert Longpré (Age 67)

Jun 01, 1951 - Oct 03, 2018

John (Jack) William Churchill

John (Jack) William Churchill (Age 73)

Feb 03, 1945 - Sep 24, 2018

Lise Au

Lise Au (Age 60)

Mar 27, 1958 - Sep 20, 2018

Christine “Chrissy” O’Leary

Christine “Chrissy” O’Leary (Age 44)

Apr 30, 1974 - Sep 19, 2018

Marilyn Freeland

Marilyn Freeland (Age 70)

Apr 19, 1948 - Sep 14, 2018

Claudette Zahra

Claudette Zahra (Age 78)

Jan 15, 1940 - Sep 11, 2018

Viktor Vukoja

Viktor Vukoja (Age 79)

Feb 18, 1939 - Sep 07, 2018

Lloyd Myles Zettler

Lloyd Myles Zettler (Age 57)

Dec 16, 1960 - Sep 03, 2018

Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Holmes (nee Zickar)

Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Holmes (nee Zickar) (Age 76)

Nov 14, 1941 - Aug 26, 2018

Curist “Malcolm” Bright

Curist “Malcolm” Bright (Age 67)

Feb 14, 1951 - Aug 25, 2018

Ryan Kenneth Packham

Ryan Kenneth Packham (Age )

Oct 09, 1991 - Aug 25, 2018

Danielle Whalen

Danielle Whalen (Age 24)

Aug 29, 1993 - Aug 18, 2018

Rose Dubreuil

Rose Dubreuil (Age 85)

Dec 15, 1932 - Aug 18, 2018

Sean Cournoyer

Sean Cournoyer (Age 20)

Dec 11, 1997 - Aug 17, 2018

Mary Rosvel

Mary Rosvel (Age )


Minor, Lorette

Minor, Lorette (Age 86)

June 19, 1932 - Aug 14, 2018

Crosby “Bing” Speck

Crosby “Bing” Speck (Age 87)

Apr 01, 1931 - Aug 13, 2018

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

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.