About Us

Focused on Your Needs
Who We Are and What We Do

Serving Hamilton and the surrounding area with a proud history dating to 1867, Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home - Robinson 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.

The present location (at the corner of King & Wellington Streets) was totally renovated in 1991 to allow for the two businesses (Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home - formerly at the corner of Main and Bay Streets and the Robinson Funeral Home - current location) to be placed under one roof. As a gesture of corporate and civic pride, the funeral home refurbished the fountain in Wellington Park, which stands in front of the funeral home, and held a dedication service to mark the completion of the renovations.

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.

Children’s Book Drive

We’re accepting gently used books in support of literacy in our community.

Please drop off your donation and we will distribute them to the Cathy Wever School Rotary Lending Library.

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Our Staff

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Managing Director Peter J. Quaglia

Peter is a longtime member and past president of the Rotary Club of Hamilton and a longtime Board member of the International Village B.I.A.. He began his career with Dodsworth & Brown in 1993.


Senior Funeral Director D. Jeffery Ralph

Jeffrey is a member of Westhighland Church in Hamilton since 2004. He is involved with many community events. Jeffrey has been an employee with Arbor since 1985.


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Senior Funeral Director Joe Tingle

Joe has organized & participated in many charity events. He has been with Arbor since 2009.


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Funeral Director Jason Ossel

Jason has been with Arbor family since 2004.


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Funeral Director Emma Conn

Emma is a resident of Scotland Ontario. Emma works as part of the Central Care Team. She plays Roller Derby with the Norfolk County Knockouts. Emma joined the Arbor family in 2010.


Funeral Director Jessica Doherty

Funeral Director Jennifer Morrison

Branch Administrator Brenda Scott

Office Administrator Heather Dath

Heather has been an Arbor employee since June 2017. Heather participates in the Fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Walks to end MS!



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.