Company Background

Our story begins in the late 1940’s, as Robert Simpson Kane began an apprenticeship with the Myers Elliot Funeral Home, and began courting a young nurse. In 1950, he and Gwen were married and they purchased the Myers Funeral Home at 4812 Yonge Street, in the Village of Lansing. The area became known as Willowdale, then North York and eventually part of the City of Toronto.

Bob and Gwen inhabited the second floor, and Bob’s parents the third. They all rolled up their sleeves and went to work renovating the building themselves. Between this time and 1963 they were blessed with 6 children and finally had to move to a separate home at which time the seventh child was born.

The business continued to grow and by the late 1970’s they had outgrown the original building and were looking for a new site. A property at 6150 Yonge Street, just two miles from the original site was selected. The existing building was opened in 1985, with Bob, Gwen and son John, who was now very involved in the business, cutting the ribbon.

Today, John and his Mom continue to run the business, holding true to all the principles and practices that has helped to make the R.S. Kane Funeral Home a part of the community for over 50 years. The support of the community has always been and will always be an integral part of the success of the family run business, and RS Kane’s is no different. John Kane is committed to maintaining the personal service standards that only a locally and family owned business can provide.

Our large and multicultural staff is trained to meet the needs of all of the cultural groups we are privileged to serve. It is this dedication to service that will allow R.S. Kane the opportunity to continue to grow with the community.

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