About Us

Focused on Your Needs
Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Mississauga, Oakville and the surrounding area since 1980,  Glen Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery will help you customize your arrangements, while respecting your faith, taste and budget. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals.

Our 226 acres with mature trees, benches, colourful flower gardens and sparkling ponds provides a warm and relaxing atmosphere for friends and family to gather and reminisce.  Our Funeral Home, built in 2004, adds the convenience of making all your arrangements at one location.

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. 

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Funeral Home Managers

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Funeral Home Manager Vince Farano

Vince is a resident of Oakville and has been with Arbor since 2005. He is a proud Husband and Father of 2 children and enjoys volunteering as a Hockey Coach in addition to various fraternal charities in both Brampton and Oakville. 

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Assistant Funeral Home Manager Tina Timmons

Tina began her career with Arbor in 1998 after graduating from College Boreal. She is a dedicated employee who serves families in the French and English Language within Halton, Missisauga and the GTA.  

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Assistant Funeral Home Manager Duane Mercer, CFSP

With over 20 years of experience in the funeral industry and being with Arbor since 2016, Duane has had the opportunity to support many families in the GTA during their time of grief. He is currently a member of the Mississauga Board of Trade, and a committee member with the Funeral Service Association of Canada. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and volunteering in the local church.

Funeral Directors

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Jenny van Belle

Deirdre Madden

Deirdre earned her funeral directors license in 2001. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 children. Deirdre is an avid gardener of roses and enjoys tending to those in her collection. 

Kendra Hampton

Kendra obtained her license in 2000 and joined Arbor in 2006. She was born and raised in Oakville and is a proud mother of two children. She enjoys being a hockey mom and enjoys travelling with family. 

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Sharon Ralph

Sharon obtained her license in 1994 and has been with Arbor since 1995. She joined Glen Oaks in 2004. Sharon loves being up north, travelling, spending time with family and has a passion for photography.

Amy Butcher

Amy has been a licensed funeral director since 2011 and has been at Glen Oaks since 2014. In her spare time she enjoys reading, camping, and going to Jays games.

Don Clarke

Victoria Krikke

Samantha Segulic

Ian Simpson

Andreas Wermescher

Andrew Kocher

Emilie Gelinas

Elizabeth Scali

Lynne MacFarlane

Andrew Binks

Lindsay Taddeo

Jennifer Rhines

Brittany Avila

Office Administrators

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Franca Machado

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Margaret Watson

Amanda Maj

Maryanne Saturno

Brigitte Hughes

Sarah Matthews

Helen Pszczolkowski

Lucas Panza

Nicholas Jung

Audrey De Souza

Funeral Director Assistant

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Richard Hodgson

Andy Wigley

Dan Scanlan

Danny Forget

Jim Snedden

Mark Bentley

Aldo Collarile

Thomas Sousa

Ceara Sheresky

Henry Thissen

Funeral Director Interns

Ellen Joyce

Julia Piwowarczyk


Anne Sidora

Amanda Kennedy

Cheryl Hinder

Lori Kennedy

Mary Chiasson

Tina Pelusi

Cemetery Manager

Assistant Managers

Dean Herridge

Sean Doyle

Cemetery Directors

Amanda Shaubel

Anna Ruffolo

Anthony Nearchou

Carol Kwong

David Jensen

Dean Herridge

Don Quimno

Dou-Hee Hong

Dustin Evans

Eloisa Ramos

Elizabeth Nguyen

Fiona Pinto-De Souza

John Milne

Lisa Cavasinni- Priest

Michael Kelly

Paulette Paniccia

Roy Lee

Ryan Szigeti

Sean Doyle

Sonny Tang

Frances Tse


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.

Cemetery By-laws

Cemetery By-laws are the rules and regulations that govern the operation of the cemetery to help ensure its preservation and proper operation. They reflect accepted principles of cemetery management and our experience of over sixty years.       

Download a copy of the Ontario Cemetery By-laws