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.

Marcel Blais

Marcel Blais (Age 62)

Jan 29, 1955 - Sep 11, 2017

Susan Andrews

Susan Andrews (Age 75)

Feb 03, 1942 - Sep 10, 2017

Agnes “Millie” Cardinal

Agnes “Millie” Cardinal (Age 88)

Jan 21, 1929 - Sep 09, 2017

Joyce Rice

Joyce Rice (Age 82)


Claude Leclair

Claude Leclair (Age 70)

Sep 05, 1946 - Sep 01, 2017

Morley Whitmore

Morley Whitmore (Age 78)

Nov 16, 1938 - Aug 30, 2017

Kelly Bechard

Kelly Bechard (Age 53)

Jan 28, 1964 - Aug 22, 2017

Peter Pidskalny Sr.

Peter Pidskalny Sr. (Age 86)

Jun 04, 1931 - Aug 22, 2017

Giles Simard

Giles Simard (Age 64)

Jul 04, 1953 - Aug 21, 2017

Louise Nadeau

Louise Nadeau (Age 78)

May 09, 1939 - Aug 20, 2017

Jeannette Pettigrew

Jeannette Pettigrew (Age 86)

Dec 19, 1930 - Aug 14, 2017

Kathryn “Kathie” Santerre

Kathryn “Kathie” Santerre (Age 63)

Apr 14, 1954 - Aug 10, 2017

Xian Xie

Xian Xie (Age 84)

Jul 07, 1933 - Aug 09, 2017

Laura Ann Diniro

Laura Ann Diniro (Age 78)

Feb 16, 1939 - Aug 08, 2017

Gary Edward Withers

Gary Edward Withers (Age 56)

Apr 02, 1961 - Aug 04, 2017

Clifford Gerald “Sam” Freeland

Clifford Gerald “Sam” Freeland (Age 82)

Jul 23, 1935 - Aug 03, 2017

Marcel Fay

Marcel Fay (Age 70)

Mar 16, 1947 - Aug 03, 2017

Carl Desormeaux

Carl Desormeaux (Age 59)

Mar 16, 1958 - Aug 01, 2017

David “Dave” Smith

David “Dave” Smith (Age 78)

Jan 9, 1939 - Jul 28, 2017

Edith Gail Sharp

Edith Gail Sharp (Age 74)

Nov 05, 1942 - Jul 24, 2017

Denis Legault

Denis Legault (Age 68)

Oct 18, 1948 - Jul 17, 2017

Julie Hartford

Julie Hartford (Age 61)


David D. Labbe

David D. Labbe (Age 25)

Mar 26, 1992 - Jul 07, 2017

Walter Arvo Karen

Walter Arvo Karen (Age 83)

Dec 24, 1933 - Jul 04, 2017

Patrick “Pat” Thompson

Patrick “Pat” Thompson (Age 80)

Nov 24, 1936 - Jun 30, 2017

Judith Salem

Judith Salem (Age 67)

Sep 30, 1949 - Jun 28, 2017

Georges Aubertin

Georges Aubertin (Age 76)

Aug 23, 1940 - Jun 24, 2017

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert (Age 71)

Apr 27, 1946 - Jun 23, 2017

Juha Nätti

Juha Nätti (Age 64)

Mar 30, 1953 - Jun 17, 2017

Charles “Chuck” Blais

Charles “Chuck” Blais (Age 62)

Apr 06, 1955 - Jun 16, 2017

Gordon Pang

Gordon Pang (Age )


Joseph Richard Ouimet

Joseph Richard Ouimet (Age 62)

Dec 24, 1954 - Jun 08, 2017

Jonni Tuuri

Jonni Tuuri (Age 85)

May 12, 1932 - Jun 05, 2017

Edmund “Joe” Sévigny

Edmund “Joe” Sévigny (Age 70)

Jun 11, 1946 - Jun 04, 2017

Inez ” Chickie ”  Campbell

Inez ” Chickie ” Campbell (Age 87)

Sep 03, 1929 - May 29, 2017

Wallace Burton

Wallace Burton (Age 82)

Aug 23, 1934 - May 15, 2017

E. Doreen Rochette

E. Doreen Rochette (Age 56)

Oct 28, 1960 - Jan 08, 2017

Wayne Nowe

Wayne Nowe (Age 57)

Jan 01, 1960 - May 10, 2017

Patricia “Pat” Jelly

Patricia “Pat” Jelly (Age 68)

Mar 11, 1949 - May 09, 2017

Rita Zettler

Rita Zettler (Age 94)

May 10, 1922 - May 06, 2017

Lionel Lauzon

Lionel Lauzon (Age 71)

Jun 10, 1945 - Apr 25, 2017

Marvin Dean Basto

Marvin Dean Basto (Age 57)

Jan 23, 1960 - Apr 24, 2017

Romeo Laframboise

Romeo Laframboise (Age 94)

Mar 12, 1923 - Apr 22, 2017

Dollard St-George

Dollard St-George (Age 88)

Jul 23, 1928 - Apr 20, 2017

Jacques “Jack” Deshaies

Jacques “Jack” Deshaies (Age 68)

Mar 22, 1949 - Apr 20, 2017

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.