Our Caring Staff
We are proud to have the opportunity to work with our fellow staff. It is their hard work and dedication to every family we are privileged to serve that forms the foundation of our family-owned funeral home. The strength of our staff's personalities, their familiar faces to our communities and their genuine spirit of caring is what the families we serve deserve. Their attention to detail is Above and Beyond.
Kevin Reid | Licensed Funeral Director, Owner
Kevin is the third generation of the Reid family to be associated with Reid Funeral Home. Kevin started working at the funeral home in 1984, received his funeral director's license in 1993 and became a partner in 1997. Kevin is a past President of the Windsor Essex Funeral Directors Association and a past President of the Leamington Kinsmen Club. Along with his wife Christie, Kevin has three wonderful children Erin, Alissa and Kiel. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family around their farm as well as at the family cottage.
Craig Baker | Licensed Funeral Director, Owner
Craig is originally from Toronto where he spent 12 years with Turner & Porter Funeral Directors. After meeting his wife Lorna (Moffat) in Toronto, they decided to return to Lorna's hometown of Essex to become a partner with the Reid Funeral Home. Craig enjoys spending time with his family, watching his children play hockey, baseball, soccer and golf. For several years Craig has been involved with Essex Minor Hockey as a Manager, Trainer and Assistant Coach. He also enjoys some therapeutic time on the golf course. Craig and Lorna have four beautiful children Grant, Holly, Callum and Andrew. Craig is a Past Director with Essex Community Services and is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #201, Essex.
Lorna Baker (Moffat) | Licensed Funeral Director, Manager
A longtime resident of Essex, Lorna has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1995. Lorna attended Maplewood Public School (now Essex Public School) and graduated from Essex District High School to continue her post secondary education at the University of Windsor, obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Sociology. Lorna is very proud of her longtime connection with the Town of Essex. From a young age, Lorna has always been involved with the community including jobs at local restaurants, clothing stores to more recent Associations and Service Groups. Lorna, along with her husband Craig pride themselves not only on offering the highest quality of service, but providing a genuine spirit of caring to the families from the community she grew up in. Lorna is a Past Member of the Board of Management for the Ontario Funeral Service Association. Lorna enjoys precious time with her four children Grant, Holly, Callum and Andrew. Lorna's mother and father Evelyn and Alex Moffat and her brother Bill Moffat (Kerri), still call Essex home today. Lorna is a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #201, Essex.
Robert Hudders | Licensed Funeral Director
Robert began working at Reid Funeral Home in 1974, the same year he attended the Humber College Funeral Education Program. He achieved his funeral director's license in 1976 and became a partner in the company the following year. He is a past member of the Leamington Chamber of Commerce, past Grand Knight of Leamington Knights of Columbus Council #4501, past Chairman and Board Director of the Leamington Hospital Foundation, member at Erie Shores Golf & Country Club and Director with Windsor/Essex Funeral Directors Association. In May 2016 Robert Hudders stepped down as partner and continues to be involved as a part of our caring team. A lifelong resident of Leamington, Robert and his wife Paula have three children- Adrienne (Kevin), Craig (Maria) and Allison. In 2015 they welcomed their first grandchild, Robert.
Amy Boughazale | Licensed Funeral Director
Having been raised in Kingsville, Amy is pleased to still call it home. Since becoming a licensed funeral director in 1998, Amy has played an integral part in offering families sincere quality service. Amy is a past President of the Leamington Rotary Club and plans to return to the club in the near future. Until then, she loves to spend time with her husband Michael and their three fantastic children Zayne, Zander and Zoey.
Sean McGivern | Licensed Funeral Director
Born and raised in Wallaceburg, Ontario. Growing up he was active in sports primarily lacrosse and basketball. Playing, refereeing and coaching until he graduated highschool. He graduated in 1989 from the Funeral Services Education Program at Humber College. Received his initial training and worked in Toronto before returning to South western Ontario. Served Essex residents from 1995-2006 before taking a position with a funeral home in Chatham. He is member of the Ontario Funeral Service Association. He has served on the Board of Directors of Essex Community Services since 2001. He currently serves as its Chairperson. He is also Vice-President of Heritage Essex, an organization he has been in involved with since 1995. He was the past Chairperson of the Essex Business Improvement Area Board of Directors and recipient of its Pride Award in 2003 for Member Volunteer of the Year. He was a founding member of the Communities in Bloom Committee in Essex serving as its Chairperson.In 2005 he was honoured with the Essex Citizen of the Year Award. He currently resides in South Woodslee with his wife of 18 years- Janet. She is a Nurse Clinician at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Sean also enjoys woodworking and photography.
Mark Meyers | Licensed Funeral Director
Mark was born and raised in Windsor where he enjoys his life with his wife Mary of 40 years along with their two married children, Scott and Christina Meyers and Stephanie and Joshua LeClair. They are also Nana and Papa to four beautiful grandchildren, Jaycie and Jonas LeClair and Rorie and Owen Meyers. Mark obtained his funeral director's license in 2002. He is a long standing member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1453 and Fourth Degree Dean Wagner Assembly #0862 and is an avid Windsor Spitfire hockey fan. He has vast experience with various cultures throughout Windsor and Essex County. "To the families I have served, I would sincerely like to thank you for placing your trust in me. To the families that call upon me, I promise to provide professional, compassionate and personal care with all your family's needs. I am proud to be a staff member of the Reid Funeral Home."
Tom Bonneau | Licensed Funeral Director
Tom’s dedication to Funeral Service started as a youngster, helping his father Dick around the Funeral Home. Tom obtained his Funeral Director’s License in 2000 and has served families in the Windsor Essex County area.His strong commitment to helping families and attention to detail makes him a valuable part of the Reid Funeral Home team. Tom and his wife Deanna (Hyland) are both lifelong residents of Essex. They are members of Holy Name of Jesus Church and Essex United Church. He is a familiar face in and around Essex. Tom is a 25 year veteran of the Essex Fire Department, an active member of Knights of Columbus Holy Name Council #3305 and Fr. A.P. Marentette 4th Degree Assembly, and is currently the Chief Counsellor of the Alex Chevrier Columbian Squires Circle.
Daniel Verkoeyen | Licensed Funeral Director
Daniel has found his passion to serve the community through his career as a Funeral Director. He was raised in Essex and Cottam and now lives in Kingsville with his wife, Audrey, and new baby, Ariah. They attend church in Essex at Rock of Help Christian Centre where his father, Pastor Bob Verkoeyen, is the Senior Pastor of 33 years. Daniel joyfully serves in the church when needed. Before receiving his Funeral Director Licence in 2014, Daniel enjoyed serving guests at various restaurants in Windsor and Essex County. Daniel has a Certificate of Biblical Studies from Living Faith Bible College in Alberta and a Diploma of Business Accounting from St. Clair College. Daniel enjoys a variety of activities including bike riding, crocheting scarves for Christmas gifts, gardening, and swimming. Daniel has gone on several mission trips to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and he was able to climb La Soufriere twice while he was there. “I am blessed to be able to serve God in my career by caring for families in our community who are experiencing the loss of a loved one.”
Amanda Mastronardi | Funeral Director Intern
Amanda was born and raised in Leamington, Ontario. After graduating from the Registered Practical Nurse Program in 2014, she expanded her studies by enrolling in the Funeral Directing Program at Humber College. She is currently an intern and plans to successfully achieve her licence in June. Amanda takes pride in her achievements and likes to enjoy the simple things in life with family and friends.
Christie Reid | Aftercare Services
Christie is happily married to Kevin and together they have three children Erin, Alissa and Kiel. Having been raised in Wheatley, she thought they would be settled in there forever- as they had family, friends and the greatest neighbours. However, by chance in 2001 Christie and Kevin found and moved to their Dream Homestead on a little farm, west of Hillman Marsh in Leamington. She has been involved with Reid Funeral Home for the past 20 years taking on tasks such as our Annual Tree Dedication Service and C.A.R.I.N.G Living With Loss program. "While I am not a new face at the funeral home, my role is. I am pleased to be serving families by assisting them with post funeral follow-up and the many necessary details to be handled following a death."
Stephanie Piroli | Graphic Design, Office Administration
Stephanie was raised in Essex and now resides in Cottam with her husband, Dan. She is a graduate of the Advanced Graphic Design program at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. She has been awarded and chosen for publication in many local design competitions. Stephanie became a vital member of the Reid Funeral Home family in 2015- bringing her amiable personality, talent and design expertise to the table. She collaborates with your family to create personalized memorial keepsakes that honour your loved one’s life story. Stephanie also works behind the scenes in our offices, and is often the first kind face you see when visiting our Leamington location.
Katelyn Desjarlais | Graphic Design, Office Administration
Kate was born and raised in River Canard. She is a graduate of George Brown College’s Culinary Program and St. Clair College's Advertising and Marketing. Kate is an energetic individual who has a unique way of connecting with people. When Kate isn’t working, you can find her cooking up a storm, crafting or trying to find her next travel adventure. Kate brings compassion, attention to detail, and a special ‘sparkle’ to her work at Reid Funeral Home. Kate is very grateful for the opportunity to help families in their time of need.
Monika Brothers | Office Administration
Monika has been a vital member of our staff since 2002. Monika, who calls Leamington home, has been a lifetime resident. Monika has three beautiful children Madison, Morgan and Benjamin. A longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Leamington, Monika assists St. Paul's and the funeral home with her musical background.
Vanessa McPherson | Funeral Director Assistant
Vanessa is a lifetime resident of Leamington. She is a graduate of the PSW Program at St. Clair College and serves the community with compassionate care. As a Funeral Director Assistant, Vanessa offers support to families as a greeter, assists on funeral services, and maintains our property. Vanessa hopes to begin the next chapter of her career by becoming a Licensed Funeral Director. On her free time, she enjoys travelling the globe.
Pieter Danes | Funeral Director Assistant
Pieter began his employment with Reid Funeral Home in 2008 after his retirement from Ford Motor Company where throughout his 31 year career, he rose through the ranks of Plant Protection becoming the Fire Inspector for the various plants. He and his wife Mary Ann built their home in Cottam where they have resided for 37 years. They have two daughters Julia and Laura and a set of twin granddaughters Elizabeth and Isabella whom they enjoy spending time with. Along with his landscaping interests and enjoyment of travel, Pieter thoroughly enjoys every aspect of his new career with Reid Funeral Home.
Pete Andrew | Funeral Director Assistant
Having lived in Leamington for 30 years, Pete is a valued addition to the Reid Funeral Home family. Pete is a former H.J. Heinz Co. supervisor and Greater Essex County Board of Education supervisor. Pete is married to Susan and have two beautiful girls Shae and Erika. Pete is an active Leamington Lions Club member and enjoys golfing, cooking and relaxing at their family cottage in Rondeau Park.
Dave Carter | Funeral Director Assistant
Dave started helping families at Reid Funeral Home in 2013 after retiring with 29 years at Ford Motor Company. Along with his wife Donna, who retired as a banker at CIBC in Essex after 38 years, built a new home in Kingsville after spending many years in Essex where they raised their two grown children, Scott and Kimberly, and share many wonderful memories with their two granddaughters, Morgan and Brooke. They both enjoy the outdoors, gardening, home projects as well as taking trips in their Mustang Convertible. They both value spending time with family and friends.
Ed Middleton | Funeral Director Assistant
Ed retired from the Royal Bank in 2002 and joined the funeral home staff at that time. He is married to Sheila for 51 years and has two married children and 5 grandsons. He has enjoyed working with the many families over the years. Ed and Sheila enjoy travelling and cruising with friends. Ed is a past President and Secretary and Director of the Leamington Lions Club.
Wayne Hyland | Funeral Director Assistant
Wayne is a lifetime resident of Essex who has been a valued member of our firm for many years. Wayne retired from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce after many years of service. Along with his wife Ann, who is a retired school teacher from Kingsville Secondary School, Wayne enjoys spending time on the family farms as well as assisting as the Treasurer of the Trustee's at Essex United Church where he has been a lifetime member. Wayne has been involved with the Cottam Rotary Club for many years.
Phil Hernandez | Funeral Director Assistant
Cheryl Skilton | Funeral Director Assistant
Susan Williams | Hair Stylist
Susan has been a professional Hair Stylist for 36 years. In 1993 she joined the Reid Funeral Home team and has been a vital member ever since. Originally from Kingsville, Susan and her husband Mark moved to beautiful Leamington where together they own and operate their family-business, Williams Nurseries.