Who We Are and What We Do
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.
Director of Community Relations
Funeral Home Manager
Gilles is a bilingual funeral director who has been part of the Kelly Funeral Homes for the past 25 yrs. Although a native from Sudbury, ON, Gilles has been part of the Orleans community since. Gilles supports his community and sits on the executive board of directors for the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre as well as Hospice Care Ottawa. Although an avid golfer, Gilles also enjoys the Monday Night Dart League at the Royal Canadian Legion-Orleans Branch. Away from work Gilles enjoys spending time with his family and working on home projects.
Marie is a bilingual funeral director who has been part of the Kelly Funeral Homes for the past 10 years. In her spare time Marie enjoys spending time with her family on their family hobby farm.
David Brunet is a bilingual funeral director that has been part of the Kelly Funeral Home team for the past 5 years. David enjoys spending time hiking and traveling with his new spouse.
Vanessa is a bilingual funeral director that has been part of the Kelly Funeral Home team for the past 7 years. Vanessa enjoys her time away hiking in the Ottawa Valley.
Colette has been part of the Kelly Funeral Home for 33 years. She is fully bilingual. In her spare time Colette has accumulated over 750 hrs of community involvement at the Shenkman Art Centre.
Pre Planning Funeral Director
Geneviève has been a funeral director since 2002 and has concentrated most of her career in Ottawa. She is a busy mom of two who enjoys being active finding time to run and enjoy the outdoors.
Aftercare & Lifestyle
Aftercare Lifestyle Coordinator
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 is available upon request.