Robert Smith established the Funeral Home and Furniture Store in Cochrane.
He was born in North Dakota but brought to Canada as a small infant.
Mr. Smith was mayor of Cochrane in 1934, 1935, 1944, and 1945. He was a keen student in municipal affairs. He initiated many important projects.
Robert Smith died in 1947 leaving his wife to run the Furniture store and Funeral Home. His son Robert Smith Jr. came back to Cochrane to help his mother in 1949.
Robert met his wife Shirley who came as a nurse from Prince Edward Island. They ran the business until July 1977 when they sold the business to Wally Haw and Wayne Irvine.
Thomas Duffus bought the business from Wayne Irvine in 2004. Since he has bought the business he has been doing renovations and decorating
2009 - A new era begins for the Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home Iroquois Falls and Cochrane. Jamie Rheault and Carine Deschênes are proud to be the owners of these companies almost two hundred years old that are part of the history of their respective municipalities. This young family dynamic is now at your service to assist you in this difficult time.