Our Heritage


Robert S. Kane
1926 - 2000

The story of the R. S. Kane Funeral Home is one of spirit, determination and family, spanning over 50 years.  In 1950, Robert Simpson Kane and Gwendolyn Eadie Fraser were married and shortly thereafter purchased the Fred Myers Funeral Home located at 4812 Yonge Street.  The newlyweds took up residence on the second floor of the funeral home and began serving the community with attention to detail and a penchant for hard work.

The growth in the area in the 1970s resulted in escalating traffic at the Yonge and Sheppard intersection, and the property at that location was becoming inadequate for the Kane Funeral Home to continue its established level of quality service.

After seven years of planning, the existing funeral home at 6150 Yonge Street was built and subsequently opened in 1985.  Today the building serves a growing multicultural community with a large full time staff and a number of support personnel dedicated to exceptional service.

John R. Kane is the eldest son of Gwen and the late Robert and oversees the business today.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


"Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will measure with

mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people,

their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals."

                                      Sir William Gladstone