Obituaries

Glenn Simpson
B: 1929-08-04
D: 2021-04-30
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Simpson, Glenn
Irene Toren
B: 1927-02-04
D: 2021-04-28
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Toren, Irene
Donald Stephenson
B: 1958-03-22
D: 2021-04-26
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Stephenson, Donald
Allan Davidson
B: 1935-10-18
D: 2021-04-23
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Davidson, Allan
Ann Pearson
B: 1943-01-10
D: 2021-04-19
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Pearson, Ann
Steven Kieswetter
B: 1971-04-09
D: 2021-04-16
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Kieswetter, Steven
Amanda Howe
B: 1983-01-08
D: 2021-04-15
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Howe, Amanda
Marie Callander
B: 1939-05-31
D: 2021-04-11
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Callander, Marie
Muhammad Hussain
B: 1940-02-27
D: 2021-04-06
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Hussain, Muhammad
Donald Farrah
B: 1937-03-31
D: 2021-03-27
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Farrah, Donald
Robert Brown
B: 1942-03-30
D: 2021-03-26
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Brown, Robert
Christopher Wallis
B: 1930-08-04
D: 2021-03-25
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Wallis, Christopher
Robert Webster
B: 1955-12-09
D: 2021-03-24
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Webster, Robert
David Glendinning
B: 1946-08-14
D: 2021-03-18
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Glendinning, David
Theresia Schenning
B: 1933-03-19
D: 2021-03-15
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Schenning, Theresia
Joseph Burlingham
B: 1949-05-13
D: 2021-03-13
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Burlingham, Joseph
Ryan Thompson
B: 1979-02-19
D: 2021-03-13
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Thompson, Ryan
Carolyn Rundle
B: 1934-06-29
D: 2021-03-08
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Rundle, Carolyn
Anita Marsden
B: 1948-10-09
D: 2021-03-04
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Marsden, Anita
Marilyn Davis
B: 1951-02-01
D: 2021-03-02
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Davis, Marilyn
Michael Bade
B: 1959-07-30
D: 2021-02-28
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Bade, Michael

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Heather Jennings, Funeral Director Class 1
Email: GFC@execulink.com
Website: www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-GILPINS  1-844-445-7467
Office Phone: 519-786-4964
Fax: 226-520-0117
Mobile Phone: 226-377-7598

Heather began working at Gilpin Funeral Chapels and M.Box & Son Funeral Home in May of 2014 bringing with her the computer and audio visual technical experiences she has developed over the last 25 years in her work as a professional photographer.

Heather's desire is to work within and support her community in a time of need.  A member of the National Funeral Director's Association (NFDA), the Western Ontario Funeral Association (WOFSA) and the Funeral Service Association of Canada (FSAC).  Heather became the fourth director in Ontario to achieve her Class 1 Funeral Director's license with the BAO by working through each of the four licenses set out by the Bereavement Association of Ontario individually while working full time. First licensed in 2018, Heather continues to serve families offering personal tribute options, serving in the small towns and rural community she has grown up in and continues to raise her family in.



Heather's personal time is spent with her wonderful husband Ralph and their growing family, as well as volunteering in her local community and church programs.

Ron Gilpin, Managing Licensed Director
Email: gilpinfuneralchapel@execulink.com
Website: www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-GILPINS  1-844-445-7467
Office Phone: 519-296-4964
Fax: 226-520-0117
Mobile Phone: 519-476-0498

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 has been a licensed director in his community for over 50 years and uses his years  of involvement, background and knowledge of the community to assist the families in a very personal manner.  Ron is proud to serve the families of Lambton Shores, North Middlesex and surrounding areas and a member of WOFSA - Western Ontario Funeral Services Association, and has been awarded for over 50 years of service in bereavement services.


Rob Gilpin, Managing Licensed Director
Email: gilpinfuneralchapel@execulink.com
Website: www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-GILPINS  1-844-445-7467
Office Phone: 519-491-9699
Fax: 226-520-0117
Mobile Phone: 519-660-9722

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.

Completing his internship in Sarnia, Rob  went on to branch out with Gilpin Funeral Chapel by opening Sarnia Cremation Services, a direct cremations services location serving the Sarnia area.

Rob works in the community as a paramedic as a full-time employee with Lambton Emergency Medical Services.  Rob has a passion for boating and travelling, which he shares with his wife Nikki and their three daughters; Courtney, Josie and Isabelle.

Charles Box, Funeral Director Class 1
Email: gilpinfuneralchapel@execulink.com
Website: www.Gilpinfuneralchapel.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-GILPINS  1-844-445-7467
Office Phone: 519-294-6382
Fax: 226-520-0117

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 during his over 50 years as a licensed funeral director.  

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.