While the building and owners have changed in the last 72 years since the Arthur Funeral Home was established the location has remained the same. It has been at 492 Wellington Street East since Jim Arthur came from St. Mary’s, Ontario, and went into business with his uncle, John Furse, owner of Soo Business College.
Furse and Arthur Funeral Home opened in 1937, and until 1951 it also operated an ambulance service. Arthur owned the funeral home for 37 years until he sold the business to Chuck McLoed. In 1983 Bill Kiteley, owner of Barton and Kiteley Funeral Home, formed a new company along with Bob Linklater, and purchased the Arthur Funeral home.
Over the years the Arthur Funeral home has gone through many physical changes including a major renovation in 1997 that included a permanent chapel seating 180 as well as a large lounge facility and elevator, making the entire facility handicapped accessible.
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