Hulse, Playfair & McGarry is proud to be locally owned family business.
As a family owned funeral and cremation services provider, with a long-term commitment to the National Capital Region, Hulse, Playfair & McGarry offers years of experience and excellent value. Our knowledgeable staff will take care of all your funeral and cremation needs.
Our family will provide your family and friends with comfort, a warm place to share your grief, and professional attention to the smallest detail.
It all started when Charles and Percy Hulse formed their partnership of Hulse Brothers in 1925.
In 1933, Charlie Hulse invited Keith Playfair to join him as a partner. The two quite opposite personalities complimented one another and within a few years the firm’s name changed from Hulse Brothers to Hulse & Playfair.
In 1938-39, the new partnership made a bold move by building Ottawa’s first funeral chapel. The firm grew rapidly to become Ottawa’s largest funeral establishment, known as the Central Chapel (315 McLeod Street). Brian McGarry began his career in 1962 and was invited to become a minority partner in 1973. Brian is now the CEO of the McGarry family funeral home.
Today, we believe that our greatest strength and most valuable asset is our team of dedicated and licensed funeral directors and support staff.
Many Hulse, Playfair & McGarry staff are actively involved in local communities, professional associations and even local government. We are here to offer our services to alleviate the stress of our client families at a very difficult time of life.