The Tovell Funeral Home was established by Nathan Alfred Tovell at 15 Yarmouth Street, Guelph, in January 1909. N. A. Tovell died in 1968, and in 1970 the Tovell Funeral Home was acquired by A. Bert Custance and Robert Lee of Lee & Custance Funeral Home, Norfolk Street, Guelph, and became known as the Tovell Chapel. The Tovell Chapel closed in 1972.
The N. A. Tovell Funeral Home Records are contained in seven separate registers:
|Volume I||January 10, 1909 – May 17, 1914||1-101|
|Volume II||May 20, 1914 – December 31, 1916||102-144|
|Volume III||August 5, 1918 – February 16, 1920||145-160|
|Volume IV||January 1, 1927 – November 12, 1941||161-242|
|Volume V||January 1, 1942 – December 31, 1954||243-316|
|Volume VI||January 1, 1955 – December 31, 1964||317-411|
|Volume VII||January 1, 1965 – January 23, 1972||412-476|
Some of the later records (1963-1972) also contain information from obituaries found in local newspapers, including, if supplied, the cause and place of death, residence at time of death, and spouse’s maiden name.
To view and download the Tovell volumes, which are in PDF format, see the file directory below. The PDFs are word searchable. Due to the quality of the type in the registers, however, it is recommended to also search the Tovell Name & Page Index (click on the index below to access).