Who We Are and What We Do
Proudly serving Belleville and the Quinte area, Burke Funeral Home 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. As well, we are happy to provide the use of our spacious Community Room at no charge for local non-profit meetings. Call for details.
General Manager, Ottawa, Kingston & Belleville
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.
Funeral Home Manager
Jeff has been a licensed funeral director for 27 years and has been with Arbor for 9 years. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Belleville and a board member of Hospice Quinte.
Shawna has been a part of the Burke family for over 16 years as the branch administrator. Shawna and her husband Richard launched a new business "Signal Brewery" located in Corbyville.
Colby was born and raised in the Quinte area (Frankford). He began his career at the age of 14. Colby obtained his funeral directors license at 18 and joined Burke Funeral Home in October 2018.
Sheila has been a licensed funeral director for the past 36 years. She is a wife and mother. Sheila joined the Burke Funeral Home in 2016 and is a proud Arbor employee.
Senior Funeral Director
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. Arbor's Accessibility Policy and Multi Year Plan is available upon request.