Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we must announce the cancellation of our upcoming Mother’s Day service and the annual butterfly release. We know that this will be a great disappointment to many who wanted to honour and visit a loved one. Please also know that this is not an easy decision for us to make. Our preference is always to remain open and hold these very meaningful services.
The unfortunate reality is that both these events bring a dramatic increase in visitors, and based on previous experiences during busier than normal weekends, we know that we cannot ensure adherence to the mandated government limits on physical distancing requirements and number of people allowed at our site at one time. Cancelling these events is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff.
We will do our best to work with you and find alternative ways to honour your loved ones. We look forward to when there is no longer the spectre of COVID-19 and we can gather together again.
Who We Are and What We Do
Proudly serving Kingston and the surrounding area, Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home - Township 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.
Member of Bereavement Services of Kingston. Our vision is a community where support is available to people experiencing loss and grief. No one needs to face their grief alone.
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.
Tim began working part time with the Cassidy Funeral Home in Tweed in 1993, then graduated from Humber College with an honours diploma in Funeral Service Education. On Monday, June 19, 1995, he began his full time career with the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes and with Arbor Memorial. In subsequent years he transitioned from being the apprentice, to the primary arranger, to being the manager. Tim and his wife Allison Philpot together have 5 children and can often be found at the various arenas, soccer fields, gymnastic clubs, and school events around Kingston. Over the years Tim has coached or been on the coaching staff various leagues (Kingston AAA to the Church Athletic Hockey League) Kingston United, Cataraqui Clippers and Pegasus soccer clubs, been on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, involved with the Knights of Columbus and is involved with fundraising for Hospice Kingston.
Director of Community Relations
I graduated with honours from Funeral Service Education in 1978. I worked in Toronto, Powassan and moved to Kingston in 1982 to work with Mary Tompkins. I have been busy in my years in Kingston with the Lions Club (Melvin Jones Recipient), Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree (35 Year Award) as past grand knight, past faithful navigator and past Diocesan Director. I have worked with many church groups to organize and help raise funds, especially the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, Anglican Diocese and the Ecumenical Council. I have worked with United Way, UHKF and other fund raising groups. When I learned to use the computer, I used these skills to print for many church and community groups. For 18 years was active with local military groups to remember and commemorate veterans with the Kingston Remembrance Day Ceremony and other Veterans Services and Ceremonies, printing, helping and organizing. I enjoy my current role which allows me to help promote and serve the community and G.F Tompkins Funeral Home that I have proudly worked for 27 years.
Pre Planning Funeral Director
Mackenzie is a licensed funeral director and has been with Arbor for the last 3 years. She currently specializes in funeral pre-planning and serving families through aftercare assistance. Mackenzie volunteers in the community at Providence Care Hospital, with Big Brother Big Sisters and with various golf tournaments in Kingston; including the annual tournaments for the Kingston Seniors Centre and Breast Cancer Action Kingston.
Amelia has been a funeral director for 5 years and with Arbor for 6 years. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion #496 and volunteers at various events in her local community.
Daniel Dutcher is a Funeral Director and has been working in the Funeral Service Industry for over six years. He has recently graduated from Humber College with Honours, and is involved with Rotary International.
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