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MacKinnon & Bowes

2 Meridian Road,
Toronto, ON M9W 4Z7
Phone: (416) 465-7508, or Our Toll Free North America Wide # 1-800-268-6736.
Fax: (416) 465-6756
Email: socialmedia@mackinnonbowes.com

Support Staff


Tina Graca, Lead Accountant
Email: Tina@mackinnonbowes.com

Tina Graca joined the firm in 1992 as an accounting clerk.  In a rather short period of time, Tina took over responsibility for and ran that portion of the business.  Tina enjoys outdoor activities, archery, and spending time with her son.  Tina is a recipient of the Ontario Funeral Service Association Award of Merritt for the Care of Canada's Fallen.

Agustine Ersando, Accountant
Email: agustine@mackinnonbowes.com

Agustine joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2013.  He was born and raised in the Philippines. He finished studies at Ryerson University in 2012 graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting.  He enjoys playing sports, music, food, and different outdoor activities.

John Reid, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

John Reid started with MacKinnon & Bowes in 2004 as a funeral directors assistant.  John received his formal education at Ryerson where he obtained his certificate in Purchasing.  John is an accomplished origami artist.

Lance Semestra, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Lance joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2006 as a co-op Student.  Following his completion of High School, Lance joined the firm as a Funeral Directors Assistant.  Lance enjoys working with families at their time of need & representing the company working for various Funeral Homes in the Greater Toronto Area. In April 2009, Lance received his Ontario College Certificate upon fulfillment of George Brown's College Vocation Program.  Lance has other interests to go along with funeral services including Sports and Police Services. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Kirk Briscoe, Funeral Directors Assistant, Supervisor.

Kirk was born and raised in Richmond Hill.  He was worked on and off for MacKinnon & Bowes for over 27 years.  He has tremendous experience having worked at many funeral homes in Ontario for almost 3 decades.  Kirk attended Humber College for Funeral Service Education in 2012.    Even though he has worked elsewhere from time to time, Kirk's heart has always been at MacKinnon & Bowes.  

Ron Gallo, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Ron Gallo joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2005 as a funeral directors assistant and chauffeur.  He is well known by our Toronto clients for his helpful and dedicated attitude.

Ray Cocev, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Ray Cocev joined the firm as a Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur.  Ray is a graduate of University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts. Rays varied career experiences have been with large corporations such as Nestle, General Motors and Chrysler. Ray is an excellent Ambassador of our firm, and enjoys helping and interacting with families.

Carlos Cruz, Funeral Directors Assistant

Carlos started with the firm in 2005 as a funeral directors assistant. Carlos was born and raised in Colombia.   He is fluent in English and Spanish.  He enjoys the outdoors and travel.

David McGruder, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

David McGruder joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2012 as a funeral directors assistant and chauffeur.  David returned to Toronto after living in North Carolina.  He is semi-retired after working in Materials Management and General Contracting.

Tim Kane, Funeral Directors Assistant

Tim Kane joined the firm in 2010 as a Funeral Directors Assistant.  He was born and raised in Toronto.  Tim enjoys spending time with family and travelling.

Stewart Indig, Funeral Directors Assistant

Stewart joined Mackinnon and Bowes in February of 2014.  He has been working in the Funeral Profession for over 15 yrs.   He enjoys working with and helping people.  In his spare time he loves spending time with family.  Stewart graduated from Concordia University majoring in Administrative Management and a minor in Accounting.  Stewart enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and gardening.


Brian Head, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Brian Head joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2008 as a funeral directors assistant and chauffeur.  He has had a career in Real Estate Sales for the past 26 years.  

John Infantino, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

John Infantino started with the firm in 2007 as a funeral directors assistant and chauffeur.  John was born and raised in Toronto and is enjoying his semi retirement.  John has a background in administration in the investment world.   John is very proud of the service he provides to the families that he serves.

John Orton, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

John Orton joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2010 as a funeral directors assistant.  John enjoyed a 32 year career with General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario.  John is active in his church in Oshawa.

Brian Powell, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Brian Powell joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 1998 as a funeral directors assistant.   Prior to this he enjoyed a career with Rockwell International.  Brain is well known in our profession having traveled extensively throughout Ontario in the service of our funeral home clients.

Carl Archibald, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Carl Joined MacKinnon and Bowes in 2013 as a Funeral Directors Assistant and Chauffeur.  Carl was born and raised in Jamaica and served as a Police Constable in the Jamaican Constabulary Force for 10 years.  Since then he has been involved in various opportunities relating to the Security and Protection fields.  We are delighted to have Carl join our firm and contribute his unique skills and experience.

Brent Veldhuis, Funeral Director's Assistant

Brent joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2013.  He has attended Humber College in Toronto for Funeral Service Education.  He enjoys working with other staff at MacKinnon & Bowes and hopes to obtain his Funeral Directors licence in the future.

David Horn, Funeral Director's Assistant & Chauffeur

David joined our firm in 2014.  David retired from the RCMP serving in Alberta, Canada.  He has spent the last several years in the field of Corporate Security Management.  He enjoys working with people and Scuba Diving as a part time activity.

David Wheller, Funeral Directors Assistant

David joined our firm in 2017.  He is a reservist in the Canadian Forces and has taken the Paramedic course at the College level.  We are very pleased to welcome David to our team and think he will be an excellent addition.

Kevin Davenport, Funeral Directors Assistant

Kevin joined our firm in 2017.  He is a reservist in the Canadian Forces and is taking the  Police Foundations course at the College level.

John Jarvie, Funeral Directors Assistant

John was born in Toronto, raised in Durham Region, primarily Whitby. Successfully completed two semesters of study at  Humber College for Funeral Service. John enjoys writing & playing music, preferably on stringed instruments and enjoys recreational shooting (skeet, target, trap) John has a keen interest in aviation.

Corrie Atkinson, Funeral Directors Assistant

Corrie joined our firm in 2017.  He was born and raised in Mississauga Canada.  He graduated Georgian College in Bracebridge with a diploma in Pre-Health Sciences and a diploma in Construction Techniques.  He is a reserve Corporal with the Toronto Scottish Infantry Regiment where he has served for 4 years.  

Cliff Hamlyn, Funeral Directors Assistant

Cliff joined our firm in 2018.  He has enjoyed various positions in several service related industries.  Cliff enjoys working with people and enjoys working at MacKinnon & Bowes.

Tom Karnas, Funeral Directors Assistant

Thomas joined our firm in June of 2017.  Tom is a retired Toronto Fire Captain and a retired Toronto Police Officer (Harbour Police).  He is a bit of an automobile buff and has restored 2 WWII Military vehicles.  Thomas is new to the funeral profession but has already established himself as a dedicated service person with a great attitude.  We are delighted to have him as part of our team.

Harris Mujanovic, Funeral Directors Assistant

Haris joined our firm in 2018.  Haris has a background in the security field.  Haris is a former Police Cadet and a former Canadian Army Reserve Unit soldier.  He was with the Royal Regiment of Canada for 3 years.  He also has experience as a Medical First Responder with St. John Ambulance.  He enjoys working with people.

Alex Gheorghe, Funeral Directors Assistant

Alex joined our firm in 2017 as a part time assistant.  He is currently a Canadian Armed Forces reservist with the Toronto Scotish Regiment.  He recently completed his OSSD and is looking forward to a career in law enforcement.

Ed Wareham, Funeral Directors Assistant

Ed joined our firm in 2017.  He was born and raised in Newfoundland.  He really enjoys working with people and has adapted quickly to responsibilities at MacKinnon & Bowes.  His attention to detail is remarkable and there is never a task that he does not take on with total dedication.  We are very lucky to have Ed on our team!

Samantha Ramirez, Funeral Directors Assistant

Samantha Ramirez joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2017.  She is an enthusiastic employee that has shown a dedication to her work and those she serves.  Samantha proudly serves as a Reservist with the Canadian Army.  We are delighted to welcome her to our team.

Brent Bitner, Funeral Directors Assistant

Brent joined our firm in 2017.  Brent brings a wide array of skills and experience having worked in a variety of fields throughout his career.  He is always looking for a new experience and challenge and is pleased to join the MacKinnon & Bowes team.

Victoria Young, Funeral Directors Assistant

Victoria joined MacKinnon & Bowes in January of 2018.  She has a background in Customer Service - Retail work related endeavors.  Victoria attended CDI College for a Medical Office person in 2005.  She is a devoted mother of 5 embarking on a new career choice in Funeral Service.  She enjoys new challenges and working with people.  We are delighted to have her on our team.

Ashley Bowyer, Funeral Directors Assistant

Ashley was born and raised in Toronto.  She began her employment at MacKinnon & Bowes in March of 2018.  She had attended Durham College in Oshawa for Protection, Security and Investigation from 2014 - 2016.  She has quickly became a valued resource at MacKinnon & Bowes.

Erin Russell-Hill, Funeral Directors Assistant

Erin joined the MacKinnon & Bowes team in 2018.  She attended The Ontario College of Art and Design for her BFA in sculpture and installation, then went on to attend Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology for her funeral service education.  She is passionate about helping families and is looking forward to completing her internship in 2019.

Linda Martinez, Funeral Directors Assistant

Linda joined our firm in October 2017. She is currently studying in her second year at Humber College to become a police officer. Linda is also part of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves.

Steve Wilson, Funeral Directors Assistant

Steven joined our firm in 2017 as a funeral directors assistant.  He is certified as an Addiction Counsellor and received his diploma from Sir Sanford Fleming College as a registered social worker.  

Brandon Boyer, Funeral Directors Assistant

Brandon joined the firm in 2018.  Brandon was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario.  He is looking forward to a career in Funeral Service.  He enjoys sports and participates in organized Lacrosse.  

Paolo Morra, Funeral Directors Assistant

Paolo joined our firm in 2019.  Paolo was born and raising in Toronto.  Prior to joining our firm Paolo had a significant amount of experience in the HVAC industry.  He is looking forward to a career in Funeral Service.

Rudy Soval

Rudy was born in Haiti and came to Canada at a young age.  He joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2018.  He is a reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces and enjoys serving others.  He is fluent in English, French and Creole. He enjoys sports and in particular football and wrestling.

Brittani Bontoft, Funeral Directors Assistant

Brittani joined our firm in 2018.  She has studied business at Sheridan School of Business with a focus on Human Resources Management.  

John Marshall, Funeral Directors Assistant

John joined our firm in September of 2018.  He has an extensive background in History, antiquities and books.  John's professionalism is a tremendous asset to our firm and we look forward to his association with MacKinnon & Bowes for many years.

Sarah Webber, Funeral Directors Assistant

Sarah joined MacKinnon & Bowes in September of 2018.  She was formerly of British Columbia and has settled in to Ontario very nicely.  Sarah has a desire to attend College for Funeral Service Education and gain as much experience as she can as she embarks on her new career. She is a valued asset for the MacK & Bowes team.  

John Soroka, Funeral Directors Assistant

John joined our firm in January of 2019.  John recently retired as a heavy equipment operator in Mississauga.  He attended Sheridan College and graduated in 1988.  John is an excellent worker and a great addition to the MacK & Bowes team!

Rob Horning, Funeral Directors Assistant

Rob joined our firm in March of 2019.  Rob has extensive experience in law enforcement and education.  Rob was a police officer for many years and until recently a teacher at Sheridan College. In his spare time he enjoys Scuba diving, ice hockey, and travel.  We are delighted to welcome Rob to our team.

Megan Hermonat, Funeral Directors Assistant

Megan joined our firm in May of 2019.  Megan was born and raised in Mississauga.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from McMaster University "ΤΑ ΠΑΝΤΑ ΕΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΩΙ ΣΥΝΕΣΤΗΚΕΝ" in Hamilton where she majored in Psychology.   She then attended Sheridan College where she successfully completed the requirements for her Paralegal License under the Law Society of Upper Canada. She has received numerous scholastic awards and brings a tremendous amount of experience to her career choice.

David Milana, Funeral Directors Assistant

David joined our firm in 2018.  He has an extensive background that involves working in the private sector and institutional service.  He has attend the University of Toronto and York as well as Ryerson.  He is an excellent worker and a real asset for our firm.

Avalon Drakes, Funeral Directors Assistant

Avalon joined our firm in 2019.  She has a background as a PSW in the Health Care Field.   She has a diploma from Marca College and the Marvel Beauty School of Cosmetology.  Avalon is a dedicated professional and works very hard serving those that call MacKinnon & Bowes for assistance.  She is a real asset for our firm.

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