About Us

Focused on Your Needs

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Ancaster and the surrounding Hamilton area since 1964,  Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home - Ancaster Chapel 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.

Our Staff

Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home - Ancaster Chapel - Jim Panoff


Jim Panoff

Jim began his funeral service career 28 years ago in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario and has been actively involved in the community serving with various charity groups and community organizations.

Pre-planning Funeral Director

Robert Csele

Funeral Director

Felicia Staples

Funeral Director

Cassandra DePaiva

Branch Administrator

Sharon Whaling

Funeral Assistant

Kenneth March

Funeral Assistant

David Cartwright

Funeral Assistant

Robert “Bob” Patterson

Funeral Assistant

Steve Paterson

Aftercare Specialist

Beverly King


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.