About Us

Focused on Your Needs

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Kingston and the surrounding area,  Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home - Central Chapel will help you customize your arrangements, while respecting your faith, taste and budget. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals.

We are proud to be a part of this community.  Our helpful, dedicated staff are passionate about supporting families, local associations, religious organizations and cultural groups, and we are honoured to host a series of free memorial events throughout the year. 

We are pleased to offer a free bereavement support group, for the Kingston Community.  Meetings are Friday evenings at our Township Chapel from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.  Please call 613-546-5150 to reserve a spot.

Member of Bereavement Services of Kingston. Our vision is a community where support is available to people experiencing loss and grief. No one needs to face their grief alone.

General Manager, Ottawa, Kingston & Belleville

Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson is a third generation Funeral Director with Arbor Memorial. He graduated from Humber College in 2005 with an honours diploma in Funeral Service Education. He is currently working as the General Manager of Ottawa, Kingston & Belleville. With over 12 years working for Arbor, he has become a leader in providing responsive, respectful and meaningful end-of-life services. Eric has a passion for serving and giving back to the community. He is involved with Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce, Sales and Ad Club, and an active member in the local Baptist church.


Our Staff

Tim Bailey – Branch Manager

Branch Manager

Tim Bailey

Ian Moore – Director of Community Relations

Director of Community Relations

Ian Moore

Laura Tackaberry – Funeral Director

Funeral Director

Laura Tackaberry

Kevin Kellington – Funeral Director

Funeral Director

Kevin Kellington

Jackie Markland – Funeral Director

Funeral Director

Jackie Markland

Laura Jeffery – Funeral Director

Funeral Director

Laura Jeffery

Roxanne Beattie – Administrator


Roxanne Beattie

Stacey Hartley – Pre-need Director, Robert J. Reid Funeral Home

Pre Planning Funeral Director

Stacey Hartley


Arbor Memorial Inc. (“Arbor”) is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities by preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting the accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). 

As part of our commitment, we strive to achieve barrier-free accessibility at all Arbor locations nationally.

If you would like to provide feedback regarding Arbor's Accessibility Services, please visit the "Contact Us" section of this website. Alternatively, you can contact the location Manager by telephone or mail. Please click here to view Arbor’s Multi Year Accessibility Plan.