Obituaries

Marjorie Hall
B: 1923-08-07
D: 2018-10-17
View Details
Hall, Marjorie
Bruce Stubbs
B: 1945-12-22
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Stubbs, Bruce
Charles Shawkence
B: 1956-06-11
D: 2018-10-07
View Details
Shawkence, Charles
Herman Veenstra
B: 1976-12-24
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Veenstra, Herman
Buddy Bailey
B: 1938-08-21
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Bailey, Buddy
Angela Holmes
B: 1940-10-12
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Holmes, Angela
James Lemire
B: 1966-05-24
D: 2018-10-03
View Details
Lemire, James
Lise Hinton
B: 1943-10-17
D: 2018-09-15
View Details
Hinton, Lise
Jean Steer
B: 1931-03-05
D: 2018-09-04
View Details
Steer, Jean
Joyce Watkinson
B: 1933-10-22
D: 2018-09-02
View Details
Watkinson, Joyce
Florence Young
B: 1942-07-12
D: 2018-09-02
View Details
Young, Florence
Matthew George
B: 1993-06-11
D: 2018-08-31
View Details
George, Matthew
Irene Masschelein
B: 1928-07-30
D: 2018-08-30
View Details
Masschelein, Irene
Karen Waters
B: 1944-09-14
D: 2018-08-28
View Details
Waters, Karen
Petronella Van Gorp
B: 1922-08-09
D: 2018-08-27
View Details
Van Gorp, Petronella
Murray Lagerwerf
B: 1944-03-15
D: 2018-08-25
View Details
Lagerwerf, Murray
Carol Duggan (Isaac—Charlton)
B: 1941-10-02
D: 2018-08-25
View Details
Duggan (Isaac—Charlton), Carol
Robert Jefferson
B: 1933-03-18
D: 2018-08-18
View Details
Jefferson, Robert
Steven Smith
B: 1947-10-14
D: 2018-08-16
View Details
Smith, Steven
Lola Dunnell
B: 1942-01-29
D: 2018-08-13
View Details
Dunnell, Lola
William Tedball
B: 1975-09-15
D: 2018-08-07
View Details
Tedball, William

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
123 King Street East
Forest, ON N0N 1J0
Phone: 1-844-445-7467
Fax:

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Gilpin Funeral Chapel

SERVING THE FAMILIES OF LAMBTON SHORES SINCE 1945

In 1945, responding to an advertisement in a trade magazine, Doug Gilpin travelled to Thedford with his wife and young son to purchase the Thedford Funeral Home from Ernest Zavitz. Here he founded Gilpin Furniture, Funeral and Ambulance service.

An active member of the community, Doug and his family quickly became familiar to his neighbours and friends representing Thedford on the North Lambton Secondary School Board, in the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, and as a member of the Pinehill Cemetary Board and St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Thedford. 
 

Earning his degree from the Canadian School of Embalming in 1965, Ron joined his father in Thedford, working and learning from his father before assuming control of the business in 1975. In 1989, Ron expanded the family business to Forest founding Gilpin Funeral Chapel, which now serves as the primary location.

In 2002, Ron's son Rob continued the family tradition and graduated from Funeral Service Education at Humber College.