Music Music

Musical selections for a funeral service are an important consideration for anyone. A great deal can be said in what is played at a service or during funeral home visiting.

For services in our chapel, our musical director is Mr. Ross McDonald.

The Musician

Ross McDonald has been the staff musician since the Westview Funeral Chapel opened in 1997. Ross is well known through out the London music scene. He has played concerts throughout the USA and Canada, including Casa Loma in Toronto. He regularly accompanies musical theatre. Ross has also been a Director of Music, Organist and Choir Director all his life, and is currently serving Trinity Lutheran Church here in London.

The Music

Today people choose what is meaningful to them to celebrate and honor the life of their loved one. Listed below are some suggestions

Traditional Church Music

  • Favourite Hymns
  • Light Classical Church Classics
  • Gospel Music ñ Bill Gaither, etc.
  • Contemporary Christian Music

Light Classical Vintage Music

  • Favourite Piano Classics
  • Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy
  • Orchestral Classics
  • Light Opera Classics

The Big Band Era

  • Ballroom Ballads from the 30s & 40s
  • Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, etc.

Music from the Theatre Stage and Silver Screen

  • Show and Film themes

Contemporary Music

  • The best of from the 60s to present day

Country and Western Music

  • Vintage to present day

Scottish & Irish Music


  • Available depending on scheduling
The Instrument

Westview has recently acquired a new state of the art digital sampled instrument. It has all the sounds of a majestic pipe organ, plus all the contemporary sounds of a full orchestra. They range from Grand Piano, Orchestral Strings, Flutes, Trumpets, Vibraphone, plus Guitar, Electric Piano, and many more. Many comment on the magnificent sound of the instrument and the music.