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

Funeral Home Manager

James (Jim) Panoff

Jim began his funeral service career in 1991 in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario and has been actively involved in the community serving with various charity groups and community organizations.


Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home - Ancaster  Pre-planning Funeral Director Robert Csele

Pre-planning Funeral Director

Robert Csele

Funeral Director

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer started her career with Arbor in 2003. She is a licensed crematorium operator. Jennifer is a lifetime Hamilton resident who participates on many sports teams and in charity events. 


Funeral Director

Patrick Church

Patrick has been a funeral director since 2000 and has been with Arbor since 2012. He volunteers with foodbanks and homeless shelters and is involved with hospice and palliative support programs.


Funeral Director

Melinda McGuire

Branch Administrator

Brenda Scott

Brenda joined Arbor's team in 1991. She started her journey at Head Office and joined the team at Dodsworth & Brown. Brenda volunteers with our local churches and seniors organizations.


Funeral Assistant

Kenneth March

Funeral Assistant

David Cartwright

Funeral Assistant

Steve Paterson

Funeral Assistant

Jane Evans

Funeral Assistant

Gary Bishop

Funeral Assistant

Grace Panoff

Funeral Assistant

Joseph Morrelli

Funeral Assistant

Brian Allen

Funeral Assistant

Leslie Barubek

Aftercare Specialist

Randy Osatchuk


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.