About Us

Focused on Your Needs

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Thunder Bay and the surrounding region, Jenkens Funeral Home 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. As well, we are happy to provide the use of our spacious Community Room at no charge for local non-profit meetings. Call for details.

Full Time Staff

Funeral Home Manager

Todd Darrach

Todd was born and raised in Sudbury. He obtained his funeral directors license in 1991 and has been with Arbor for 10 years. He is interested in log home building and the outdoors.

tdarrach@arbormemorial.com

Funeral Director

Rachel Isleifson

Rachel was born and raised in Neebing. She joined Arbor in 2012 and has been a licensed funeral director since 2015 working at Jenkens and Harbourview Funeral Homes. Rachel enjoys the outdoors.

risleifson@arbormemorial.com

Office Administrator

Janice Poletti

Janice has resided in Thunder Bay since 1985. She joined Arbor in October 1999 as office administrator at Jenkens Funeral Home. Janice enjoys spending summers at the lake with family and friends.  

jpoletti@arbormemorial.com

Para Funeral Assistant

Tiffany Byers

Tiffany has been with Arbor for four and a half years. She loves the aboriginal culture and enjoys volunteering her time in the community.

 jenkensfh@arbormemorial.com

Para Funeral Assistant

Maurice Emond

Maurice moved to Thunder Bay in 1979 and was in the fashion and hair business for 40 years. Maurice loves camping and the outdoors. He has been with Arbor for two years. 

jenkensfh@arbormemorial.com

Hostess

Sherry Crann

Hostess

Michelle Turpin

Hostess

Johnna Wragg

Part Time Staff

Funeral Director

Janis Darrach

Funeral Director

Christian Borland

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”). 

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. Please click here to view Arbor’s Multi Year Accessibility Plan.