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Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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On behalf of the David Leach family, I give Mark Canale and his funeral home our highest recommendation. Our parents, both longtime Marquette residents, passed away this past year. Both wanted a traditional Catholic funeral which required many extra details. From planning the funeral to the gravesite ceremony, the expertise and professionalism of Mark and his staff was outstanding. He made sure to include the grandchildren in the ceremony, and made sure the entire process ran smoothly and efficiently. His kindness and compassion made the entire grieving process easier for all of us. We were so grateful to have such a personalized and seamless funeral process for our parents. The Canale Tonella funeral home delivered the best care we could ask for, and helped us get through a very difficult time. They are the best in the UP!

Mary Russell

December 27, 2019

The Canale Funeral did a wonderful job for my Dad's funeral. Mark helped us through all the preparations and made our difficult time easier to deal with. I recommend Canale Funeral to anyone that needs this service.

Louise Cherry

November 07, 2019

Mark did a wonderful job with my dad. He was understanding of our needs and took the time to listen to us and went beyond to take care of everything for us. If anyone needs a furenal director he's the one to get. Thank you mark and Jerry.

Terry Ghiringhelli

November 06, 2019

"Canale Tonella Funeral Home goes back maybe 25 years or so for me. My mother and father were friends with Frank and Alice Tonella. Moving on, in 1999 my Dad passed away. It was the first time my family experienced what it would entail, with arrangements, ceremony and services. Without the guidance, thoughtfulness, kindness, compassion, and gentle caring, from Canale Tonella staff it made it a little easier for us to give Dad to God. Then in 2009, came time to seek out Mark Canale and his staff once again. Our family lost my Mom. With the professional knowledge, sensitive caring, and uniformed manner of conduct from Mark, nothing was overlooked and was noticed by all who came. It is not any wonder why many people entrust you during very difficult and trying times. Canale Tonella Funeral Home is a true blessing to our wonderful community. Thank you Mark and your very efficient staff."

Mary Lou (Buzzo) Shimon

"Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is the best! When my mother-in-law, Grace Magnaghi died at 100, Canale’s took care of everything with in our budget. It gave us a chance to say good-bye while celebrating with family and friends--without worrying about the details: Arranging funeral plans Securing necessary permits and death certificates Care and custody of the body Coordinating all details with the clergy Arranging the music you have selected Placing obituary and funeral notices in newspapers Assisting in arranging for burial or cremation Assisting in arrangements for cemetery space, grave opening and closing, flowers, food and monuments Arranging transportation for you and the members of your family prior to, during, and after the funeral Supervision of the funeral or memorial service All necessary arrangements for transportation, funeral service, and burial if the deceased is to be sent to a distant location We used all of the above services. Canale’s was always prepared to respond to our needs quickly and competently. It helped create a meaningful experience for everyone. I highly recommend Canale-Tonella Funeral Home to anyone in need of funeral services."

Diane Kordich and Russ Magnaghi

Dear Mark and the Staff at Canale -Tonella Funeral Home: I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Mark Canale and the entire staff at Canale -Tonella Funeral Home. I’ve repeatedly been blessed by the support received as you clearly put our family’s needs and wishes first. Mark was just in high school when Don and I lost our l9 year-old son, Jeff, in an accident. Mark was focused on supporting our family through a very sad time, long before he pursued his career in funeral service. When my mother, Madge Holliday left us in 2003, we turned to Mark Canale again for his guidance, support and encouragement. Our family recently called on the services of Mark Canale and staff to honor my husband, Don Tillison, who passed away in March of 2014. Without hesitation, the Tillison family called on Mark for his professional and personal support. The Canale -Tonella facility was able to handle our small and large services with plenty of parking space and provided us with the technology we needed to show a video during Don’s service. Mark and the staff did an excellent job coordinating the services and double checked to make sure everything ran smoothly. We could not ask for a better place to honor Don. Your professionalism and attention to detail made it so much easier for our family during difficult times. Your professional care and support carried over to the funeral service at the church as well; being sure to include every member of our family, even our great grandchildren. I am so grateful to Mark and the entire staff for putting my family, myself and our wishes first in everything. Mark and his staff were available for whatever our family needed, yet no one pushed services that exceeded our needs or wants. We are deeply grateful to you, Mark, and the staff of the Canale - Tonella Funeral Home. Sincerely,

Mary Lou Tillison

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