Since 1965

Photo of Gary Fetterly, founder of Kane & Fetterly
Gary Fetterly, founder of Kane & Fetterly

The beginnings

In 1965, Thomas Kane sold his funeral home to Gary Fetterly. At the time, Fetterly was a young entrepreneur. But he had a couple of other things going for him. The first was a thorough understanding of the business through his father, Hugh, who owned two funeral homes in the Montreal area. And the younger Fetterly was also blessed with business savvy. Well aware of the excellent reputation that Kane had established over many years and fully committed to continuing that high level of service to the community, Fetterly simply added his own name to the company. And so, though Kane and Fetterly never actually worked together, the Kane & Fetterly Funeral Home was born.
Fetterly made good on his commitment to offering the best possible service and quickly earned a reputation as one of Montreal’s most respected funeral directors. After a long illness, he passed away in 1998.


Today Kane & Fetterly is still locally owned and operated by the wife-and-husband team Bridget Fetterly and Paolo Bassi.
Fetterly’s daughter Bridget joined the business in 1994 and today serves both as a funeral counsellor and company president.
In 1997 her husband, Paolo Bassi, also entered the fold as administrator and marketing director. He now serves as director of operations.
Together with their experienced, professional staff, they have maintained the highest standards of personal attention and professional care established by Thomas Kane and Gary Fetterly all those years ago.

Bridget Fetterly and Paolo Bassi, husband-and-wife team at Kane Fetterly
Bridget Fetterly and Paolo Bassi, wife-and-husband team at Kane Fetterly