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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John Tedball , Atneed Care Manager / Funeral Director Assistant
Email: gfc@execulink.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-GILPINS  1-844-445-7467
Office Phone: 519-786-4964
Fax: 226-520-0117

After working for years in the medical field caring for people John came to be part of the Gilpin staff with a desire to continue serving his community and appreciates the sense of accomplishment when assisting families.  

Known for serving and caring with the utmost of respect, John takes extra time to be sure everything he does is completed with respect and honour.  John will often be the first our families meet in their time of need. A time that John  commits to giving as much comfort to the family in his word and action as possible.

Happily married, John and his wife Debbie can be found in their personal time camping with family and friends, staying fit and participating in community events.

Brad Smith, Care Centre Manager / Concierge
Email: GFC@execulink.com
Website: www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-445-7467
Office Phone: 519-786-4964
Fax: 226-520-0117

With an attention to every detail Brad is a trusted and valued member of the Gilpin Funeral Home staff.  Self-motivated, Brad is ever present behind the scenes making sure care is taken in the maintenance of the Gilpin facilities.

Brad is a family man and that is where you will find him when he is not busy looking for ways he can make you feel more comfortable at one of the Gilpin chapels.

Laurel Carnegie, FDA / Reception Care Specialist
Email: GilpinFuneralChapel@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

Laurel has been with Gilpin Funeral Chapel since 2015.  Laurel’s goal is to always offer comfort to those who have experienced a loss, many coming back to express their appreciation of her thoughtful acts and kind words. Laurel loves being a part of such a wonderful team, where everybody works together.  

Laurel appreciates working in her community and personal time is spent with her husband Tom, their two havanese puppies while being involved in the lives of their grown family.

Brad Jennings, Contact Tracing
Email: GFC@execulink.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-GILPINS

Brad has been assisting at services during 2020 with his main duties including confirming contact tracing information.  You will be greeted with a smile behind a mask, but always with sincerity and a genuine concern for your health and well being.  As the 2020 school year begins, Brad will be in grade 11 at NLSS.  This year will look different for him but it allows for variety as he continues his education with E-Learning.  Brad is a hard worker and appreciates the opportunity to take on any task he is given as he serves families.

John Schneider, Funeral Assistant / Concierge
Email: GilpinFuneralChapel@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

John Schneider is a local Forest resident and has been working at Gilpin Funeral Chapel since 2016.  John is well known as a Fire Fighter for the Forest Fire Department and brings with him his knowledge and training in working in emergency services.  

John and his wife Heidi enjoy living locally in the Forest community and raising their young family of three boys.

Albert Shaw, Transportation Services / Concierge
Email: gfc@execulink.com
Website: www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-844-445-7467
Office Phone: 1-844-GILPINS

Albert is a very valued member of the Gilpin staff, caring for the needs and wishes of each family that we serve behind the scenes.

Albert is quietly present before, during and after services, and always meets you with commitment and sincerity.  One of the most multitalented individuals, Albert truly takes on the title Jack Of All Trades.  Gilpin Funeral Chapel is privileged to have Albert on the team.

Albert enjoys his personal time with family, working on vehicles and expanding on his never ending array of talents