Registrar’s Directive: Masks and face coverings mandatory at indoor funerals and visitations
Bereavement Authority of Ontario
Effective July 8, 2020
Further to the Registrar’s Guidance issued on June 15, 2020, wearing masks or face coverings is mandatory for all persons (funeral staff and attendees) inside all funeral establishments or any other indoor setting where a funeral or visitation is held in the following Ontario Health Unit jurisdictions:
Region of Waterloo
Haliburton-Kawartha- Pine Ridge
The wearing of masks or face coverings is strongly urged in all other areas of the province.
Your face covering protects them. Their face covering protects you.
Why you and your attendees should wear masks or face coverings:
1. COVID-19 loves mass indoor gatherings. It spreads among people who are in close contact with one another (within about two metres or six feet).
2. The nature of funerals makes physical distancing difficult, if not impossible. Funerals are about mourning, comforting, consoling; there are hugs, tears, and runny noses.
3. COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected.
4. It is spread by respiratory droplets when someone speaks, coughs or sneezes.
5. Masks and cloth face coverings provide a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air.
6. Recent research shows that wearing a mask significantly helps in preventing the spread of the virus. 
All funeral and visitation notices must state the requirement to wear masks or face coverings in the jurisdictions listed. (Please know that the list of jurisdictions will change during the pandemic period.)
-Carey Smith, CEO/Registrar
COVID-19 Services Update
COVID-19 Services Update
Gilpin Funeral Chapel and M.Box & Son Funeral Home now offers an online RSVP service to better serve our families. We continue to provide new ways to serve during these changing times. Offering the new RSVP service in conjunction with Visitations, Funeral, and Memorial Services available online are just a few of the ways we are changing to serve you more.
What: Ease of use online reply.
Where: Available on your loved one’s online memorial page.
How: Click the RSVP Tab located in the Service Details Or Call any of our offices at any time, we are here to serve
Covid-19 Emergency Protocols
Gilpin Funeral Chapel is committed to your health and wellness.
We are dedicated to honouring and respecting the incredible and impactful lives of your loved ones.
Due To The Latest Covid-19 Emergency Protocols, as of March 18, 2020
we have implemented the postponing of all public services and visitations until further notice. We are always available for you to plan a fitting tribute for your loved ones, with individual care and attention. Always Here For You
Congratulations - Class 1 Funeral Director
Working with Gilpin Funeral Chapel and M.Box & Son Funeral Home since 2014 Heather Jennings began working through the individual licenses beginning in 2016. Heather became the fourth individual in Ontario to work their way through the different licenses in this manner before completing her final internship and graduating with honours and achieving her final license with the Bereavement Association of Ontario as a Class 1 Funeral Director.
Funeral Educator Honoured For 50 Years Of Serving
Chuck Box – Funeral Director, or as Chuck prefers to be referred to as – Funeral Educator. Chuck says he prefers Funeral Educator because his desire is to simply educate families as they walk through the process of honouring a loved one. Chuck was recognized for his 50 years of service on May 11, 2016 in Alliston ON. Chuck considers it a great honour and privilege to serve families in his surrounding community during the past 50 plus years.
Funeral Director With 50 Years Experience Honoured
Ron Gilpin - second generation Funeral Director, and 1965 graduate. Ron carried on his family's business, started in 1945 after his father Doug Gilpin graduated. A native of Lambton Shores Ron has lived in the community his entire life. With knowledge and experience of the business. Ron is the managing funeral director at Gilpin Funeral Chapel. Honoured by his peers for 50 years in the field by the Western Ontario Funeral Service Association on June 22, 2015.
GRAND OPENING SARNIA LOCATION OPEN HOUSE
GRAND OPENING SARNIA LOCATION OPEN HOUSE.
Come on out and join us for a refreshment and a tour our newest location and see all of our display stations on what makes the "Gilpin Difference".
There will be a draw for a piece of fingerprint jewelry, perfect for a Mother's Day gift.
Also bring in your photographic memories and we will speed scan them for you and place on a USB stick for you.
The Funeral Industry has changed in so many ways over the years and the Gilpin's have embraced the future. See how we combine tradition with modern technology to make your loved one's life story be told with dignity and class.
We are all about Family and have been for 3 generations!
Gilpin's Begins Aftercare Service
Effective March 1 2014, Gilpin Funeral Chapel will commence an Aftercare programme to provide all of our families with bereavement support and the resources that are needed to help them finalize the affairs of their loved one.
We know that the loss of a loved one can be an overwhelming time for a family. The Executor is also faced with the added burden of finalizing the deceased persons estate. Many people just dont know where to begin. Through our Aftercare Programme, our Aftercare Director, guides and assists Executors with the necessary paperwork following a death, such as,
Preparing applications for death and survivor benefits
Preparing notifications, transfer of benefits, and
Facilitating many necessary cancellations
We offer this service to each one of Gilpin Funeral Chapels families and are happy to meet at their own home or any one of our three locations. We believe that this Aftercare programme is an extra step to all of our families to let them know that we are there for them, both during and after the funeral.No charge is made for these services; they are an extension of our care and committment to the families that we serve.
If you would like more information about our Aftercare Programme, please call us at 519.786.4964
VIDEO TRIBUTES - Using your treasured photos along with your choice of music, we can develop a personalized keepsake celebrating your loved one's lifetime to share with family and friends and to pass down to future generations. It is a unique remembrance created especially for the families we work with and serve. We understand the importance of capturing and saving precious memories and we want to help you remember your loved one in a way that helps show others how they lived. We are able to post the video tribute on your loved one’s online Book of Memories page and we always provide DVD copies for the immediate family. Video tributes are just one of the many ways we provide personalization and accommodate your family’s needs.
WELCOME 2014: May the dawning of this New Year, fill your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows. Our staff wishes you hope and healing for 2014.
Gilpin Funeral Chapel is proud to unveil our new logo designed by local marketing consultant Natalie Core. She designed a logo that incorporated visual elements of our main chapel in Forest and created a new image for our business. Thank you Natalie. - Natalie Core Marketing Consulting can be found at www.nataliecore.com
Gilpin Funeral Chapel Donates to Legacy Campaign
The Gilpin Family on behalf of Gilpin Funeral Chapel donated $5000 to The Legacy Campaign (new Thedford Community Centre & Arena) securing the naming right for the First Aid and Referee Room. The Gilpins operated Gilpin Ambulance for 55 years in Thedford.
Welcome to our New Website!
As part of our commitment to providing quality services we have redesigned our website to better serve your needs. The staff at Gilpin Funeral Chapel invites you to explore all of the resources on our new website.