Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel has the experience and compassion to honour the life of your loved one with integrity.
We understand that one of life’s most painful events can be the loss of a loved one. Although death is a natural process, a person who is grieving may feel that they are completely alone in dealing with the pain of their loss. Our caring and compassionate staff is prepared to listen and to provide comfort and support through this difficult journey.
We’re pleased to offer the most modern and spacious facility in the Parry Sound area. Our tastefully decorated building is 100% wheelchair accessible.
Our facility includes two intimate, visitation rooms, chapel seating for over 200 people, parking for over 120 cars, a reception room and lounge area on site, we are able to accommodate the needs of each individual family that we serve.
For Steve Torrance, being a funeral director means helping families celebrate a life, not just mourn a death.
Having the opportunity for a high school co-op placement in a funeral home, Steve’s interest in helping people through one of the most difficult times in their lives was sparked. Upon completing high school, Steve attended the Funeral Service Education program at Humber College in Toronto, ON and graduated as a Licensed Funeral Director in 1997; following which, he had the opportunity to work in funeral homes in the Toronto, Milton and Cambridge areas.
Born and raised in the Fergus area, Steve and his family would cottage in Parry Sound. The small town atmosphere, being much the same as his hometown, is one of the things that drew Steve and his wife Julie back to Parry Sound after they were married in 2000. Steve established Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel Limited in 2000, and opened the doors for business in April of 2001.
Since then, Steve has become an active member of the community. Having served on the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation Board, Parry Sound Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, HANDS: thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca Board member, and currently a member of the local OPP auxiliary. When not at the funeral home, Steve enjoys spending time with wife Julie, his son Scott and his daughter Nicole doing various outdoor activities.