About Us

Focused on Your Needs

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving the Winnipeg area since 1951, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens & 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 89 acres are dotted with mature trees, benches, colourful flower gardens and soothing ponds,  creating a peaceful atmosphere for loved ones to gather and reminisce. Our funeral home, built in 1983, 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. 

Our Staff

Funeral Home Manager

Perry Curtis

Perry has been with Arbor since 1994. He is a member of the Winnipeg Executive Association and a member of the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation Board.

pcurtis@arbormemorial.com

Assistant Manager

Naomi Lutz

Naomi joined Arbor in 2002. She enjoys working with Palliative MB to bring grief support events to families in the community and serves on the board of directors of the Funeral Association of Canada.

NLutz@arbormemorial.com

Funeral Director

Stefan John Robert Campbell

Stefan is originally from northern Manitoba. He moved to Winnipeg and started his career in funeral service in 2009. Stefan has been with Chapel Lawn Funeral Home since 2017.

scampbell@arbormemorial.com

Funeral Director

Cara McMillan

Cara started with Arbor in 2015 and became a licensed funeral director in 2016. She serves the families of HRM, Nova Scotia and Winnipeg, MB. Cara is a Military wife.

cmcmillan@arbormemorial.com

Funeral Director

Jenny Salie

Jenny has been a funeral director with Chapel Lawn since 2008. She is the secretary of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Assiniboine. 

jsalie@arbormemorial.com

Funeral Director

Edward Knutson

Edward has been with Arbor since 2011. He loves anything to do with the outdoors and enjoys hockey and baseball.

eknutson@arbormemorial.com

Funeral Director

Cody Vernie

Cody has been with Arbor for one year. Cody is actively volunteering with the Funeral Service Assosication of Canada and Palliative Manitoba.

cvernie@arbormemorial.com

Junior Funeral Director

Megan Piatkowski

Megan began with Chapel Lawn in 2012 where she filled various roles in the funeral home. Megan then completed her schooling through The Canadian College of Funeral Service to achieve her license.

mpiatkowski@arbormemorial.com

Design Manager

Darcee Lytwyn

Darcee has been with Arbor's Winnipeg locations since 2016. She is a member of the Fort Garry Curling Club since 2014. She enjoys spending time fixing bicycles and being outdoors to garden and hike. 

Office Administrator

Katarina Vugrin

Katarina started with Arbor as an office administrator in October of 2018. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Honours) and over four years of administrative experience.

KVugrin@arbormemorial.com

Office Administrator

Mandi Giesbrecht

Mandi has been with Arbor since 2016. She enjoys volunteering with children at church.

mgiesbrecht@arbormemorial.com

Family Services Director

Cathy Penwarden

Cathy has worked with Arbor since 2012 after 25 years of nursing.

cpenwarden@arbormemorial.com

Accessibility

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”) and the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (“AMA”). 

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 Manitoba Cemetery By-laws