Senior Funeral Director
Class 1 Funeral Director - License #202596
Born and raised in Toronto, Don started working at a funeral home at the age of 16, washing cars, cutting grass and just helping out as required. This role grew to include chauffeur services, and assistance during visitations and on funerals. As the end of high school approached, Don applied for and was accepted to Humber College to further follow the path of Funeral Service. He graduated in 1985 and passed his provincial licensing exams and became a Licenced Funeral Director. While at college, Don met fellow Funeral Service Education student Mary, now his wife of over 35 years. Together, Mary and Don have three children, and are very proud and actively involved grandparents.
While off, Don enjoys as much time on the water in his boat, fishing, or underwater scuba diving as possible. Community and volunteering has always been a big part of Don's life. He has stayed very busy as a minor hockey coach, school parent council chair, a member of Lindsay Rotary, and is an executive member of the Knights of Columbus here in Lindsay. Don is very grateful to have been voted “Best Funeral Director” in Kawartha Lakes by the Community, and is proud to lead the team as they represent the award-winning Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre.
Don has decades of experience, and is happy to sit and chat with those who have questions about pre-planning, or compassionately with those who have suffered a loss. Don and Bentley welcome all who are curious about how Lakeland can provide your family options others simply cannot offer.
Administrator, After Care Specialist and Funeral Support
Lynn has been with us from the beginning, when Lakeland was purchased back in October 2015. She has over 15 years experience in the funeral industry. Lynn is usually the first person you speak with on the phone when you call the funeral home. She is an invaluable asset to our team helping anywhere she can; whether in the office, working with families to personalise their loved ones services or working on funeral services. In addition, Lynn meets with the executor(s) / next of kin, providing timely completion of government and related forms and notices, as well as valuable guidance on the steps involved in settling a loved one’s affairs.
Lynn was born and raised in Lindsay. She is married to her husband Jeff Tompkins, and they have two girls; Alaura and Caraline. In her spare time, she is usually at the stable riding her horse, Ace, or enjoying her hobby of photography. Lynn is involved in the Lindsay Exhibition as the Chairperson of the Light Horse Show Committee and is a member of the Kawartha Lakes Concert Band, who practice at Lakeland Funeral Centre.
Bentley was adopted from the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes in 2016 by Lakeland Funeral Centre. Bentley is a Wheaton Terrier Poodle mix known as a "Whoodle," making him a hypoallergenic and non shedding breed.
Bentley greets everyone at our front door, and is a delightful surprise who brings a sense of comfort and compassion to grieving families. Being comforted by a loving animal is known to provide both physical and mental health benefits.
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