Welcome to Bocchinfuso Funeral Home
For two years, owners Kelly Liddycoat and her husband, Rick Westlake, have nurtured the deep roots of five generations of Liddycoats who have made their home in Thorold.
Kelly’s father, Ted Liddycoat, was born and raised in Thorold, and apprenticed under two of the town’s founding funeral directors, Noble S. Crowe and Bill Lamb, before establishing his own successful funeral home.
After managing several funeral homes in north Ontario, Rick and Kelly came ready and willing to serve the Thorold community in 2015.
And serve it they have.
An avid reader and animal-rescuer, Kelly graduated as a licensed Funeral Director from Humber College, where she won awards for her outstanding compassion.
Having helped guide hundreds of families through the painful process of losing a loved one, Kelly remains as caring and compassionate as ever.
She serves on the Board of Managers of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, the Thorold Community Activities Group, and is Chair of the Niagara Area Business Women’s Network.
Rick is also an experienced Funeral director, whose philosophy is: “I want to serve people, not be a salesman. The corporations have to maximize their profits and hit targets. The independent funeral home is more about serving families and the community.”
Rick has devoted 24 years of his life to volunteering with the Kiwanis Club, and now serves as president of the Kiwanis Club of St. Catharines. In 2012, he earned a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, and as founding chairman of the Children’s Wish Foundation in Peterborough, Rick helped terminally-ill children realize their dying wishes through fundraising and dream vacations. Currently, he volunteers on the executive of the Port Dalhousie Bridge Commission, a group dedicated to safe boating through education, and is a member of St. John’s Anglican Church in Thorold.
Much More Than Just A Funeral Home
Kelly and Rick take tremendous pride in providing extra personal touches, and offer a variety of services for every type of funeral imaginable—from traditional visitations to simple memorial services and immediate dispositions. For those who wish to honour their loved ones in a slightly less traditional manner, Celebrations of Life can be completely customized to capture the essence of a life in a very personal way.
This fall, Bocchinfuso Funeral Home is continuing our Grief Recovery sessions—featuring Therapy Tail dogs, designed to help people heal from the loss of a special loved one, regardless of which funeral home they have patronized.
We’re also hosting Vision Board workshops on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is ideal for anyone who wishes to use self-empowerment and creative energy to manifest positive change in their lives.
At Bocchinfuso, our motto is: Compassion for Families, Passion for our Community.
And if you’ve met us, you know that we don’t just say it; we live it!
We're proud of our deep commitment to supporting the community we serve.
Whether a funeral is imminent, or you just have questions you’d like answered, we’re here to welcome you at any time and expertly guide you through the entire funeral process.
Please feel free to visit our friendly family-owned funeral home at 2 Regent Street, contact us at 905-227-0161, or through our website: www.bocchinfusofh.com.