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


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Ron Gilpin, Managing Licensed Director
Office Phone: 519-296-4964

Ron is a native of Lambton Shores and has lived in the community his entire life. He brings years of knowledge and experience to his role as a managing funeral director at Gilpin Funeral Chapel. After graduating from the Canadian School of Embalming, and earning his Funeral Director’s license at the University of Toronto, Ron succeeded his father Douglas and took over the daily operations at Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

Ron is proud to serve the families of Lambton Shores, North Middlesex and surrounding areas.

Rob Gilpin, Managing Licensed Director
Office Phone: 519-786-4964

Rob followed in his father's footsteps and joined Gilpin Funeral Chapel in 2002 after earning his diploma in Funeral Service Education at Humber College. There he received the OFFA Past President's Award for Outstanding Achievement. He completed his internship in Sarnia and brought his knowledge and skills as a funeral director to the family business. Rob is not only committed to helping families during their time of sorrow; he is also responsible for helping the community as a paramedic. He is a full-time employee with Lambton E.M.S. Rob has a passion for boating and travelling, which he shares with his fiancée Nikki and their three daughters; Courtney, Josie and Isabelle.

Charles Box, Funeral Director Class 1
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-445-7467
Office Phone: 519-294-6382

Charles W. Box, known to all as "Chuck," graduated in 1966 from the Canadian School of Embalming to continue on his father and grandfather's footsteps serving in their surrounding communities.  Chuck is and has been very involved in his community over the years as he has served on the cemetery board, along with several other boards supporting the areas of Parkhill and Grand Bend.  
In Chuck's personal time he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and their two dogs while continuing to be involved in the community.