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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



MacKinnon and Bowes was the first Funeral Assistance Service Agency to:

  • Provide  licensed funeral service personnel to serve funeral professionals across the GTA, and throughout Canada.

MacKinnon and Bowes was the first Canadian Service Agency to:

  • Provide an embalming facility that was not located within a funeral home.
  • Establish a Canada Wide Affiliate Network for the shipment of deceased persons throughout Canada and the United States.
  • Offer a specialized telephone answering service solution exclusively designed to serve funeral homes with funeral service personnel.
  • Furnish information regarding International shipping and cremation assistance to funeral professionals throughout  Canada and the United States.
  • Establish a repatriation network in the United States for the repatriation of  Canadians, specifically from the State of Florida.
  • Work with Travel Health Insurance Companies for repatriation of their clients from anywhere in the world.

We are now recognized leaders in:

  • Shipping and repatriation services.
  • The specialized handling and embalming of persons who have died due to infectious or communicable diseases.
  • Disaster preparedness and planning across Canada.
  • Exhumations and disinterments across the world.

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The MacKinnon & Bowes annual "Host the Students day".  Every year the Funeral Service Education Students from both College Boreal and Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology spend a day at MacKinnon & Bowes participating in practical learning exercises and learning about he specialized nature of what MacKinnon & Bowes does.

Representatives of the Canadian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade spending a day at MacKinnon & Bowes being educated on some of the dynamics associated with International Repatriation requirements.

Industry representatives at the MacKinnon & Bowes annual evening seminar on Lifting techniques taught by EMT's at the Toronto Ambulance Service.  Attendees learn the safe practices of lifting and maneuvering equipment to safely do their job.

Precautions and Handling Infectious Disease cases Seminar 2014.
Dr. Allison McGeer of the Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto) lead a seminar for funeral service workers that handle deceased persons that have died with or from infectious disease.  Also presenting in the seminar was Christine Moore, M.L.T., BSc. and Wayne Lee,   Infection Control Practitioners at Mount Sinai Hosp.

Allan Cole and Alex Cole pictured with the Winged Wheels TPS Motorcycle Organization.
Toronto Police Service Winged Wheels Motorcycle Division.  An extremely valuable partner for service delivery.

Instructing and Educating
Seminar on Telephone Etiquette and dealing with grieving families on the telephone.  How to take that "first call".

MacKinnon & Bowes sponsoring Bob Mayer in 2015 to come to Canada for a presentation to Ontario industry representatives, embalmers, and funeral service students from Humber College.  Mr. Mayer is the Author of the text book utilized by Funeral Service Students throughout North America.

Participating in and helping to organize & stage a "mock disaster" exercise for training and educating first responders, military personnel, mortuary workers, and related trades.  2009, 2012, and 2015 at King City Campus of Seneca College.  MacKinnon & Bowes is a kee element in Canadian disaster preparedness planning and exercises with rare experience in real world situations.

Allan Cole, NFDA President Robbie Bates, and NFDA Director Scott Anthony.  Nashville Convention 2014.
Serving as the first Canadian Representative to the Global Affairs Committee of The National Funeral Directors Association in the United States.  

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