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Candlelight Virtual Service

As we celebrate the lives and memories of our departed loved ones, join us for a virtual memorial service of music, light and reflection.  The Candlelight Service will be available for viewing online as of Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM. The link will be available until January 9, 2022.  Our hope is that this video will bring a sense of comfort.

Good Grief Support Group Sessions

Register for our Good Grief 10 Week Support Sessions and learn how to understand and deal with the grieving process.

Sessions: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

Facilitated by: Patti Atkinson & Judi Clarke, Grief Companions, Certified in Bereavement Education

Free to the community •  All welcome

To register, please call Andrea Kwan, SCHC: 416-642-9445 ext. 4420

Presented in partnership with Hospice Bereavement Care Program, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Commuities

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Scarborough and surrounding areas,   McDougall & Brown Funeral Home - Scarborough 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.  As well, we're happy to provide the use of our spacious Community Room at no charge for local non-profit meetings. Call for details.

Our Staff

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Funeral Home Manager Christopher Brunette

Chris has been with Arbor since 2009 and joined the team at McDougall & Brown – Scarborough in July 2018 as Funeral Home Manager. He successfully completed Arbor’s National Management Training Program in 2011. He is a member of The Rotary Club of Scarborough.


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Assistant Funeral Home Manager Steven Vaillancourt

Steven was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  He graduated from Humber College in 2002 with a diploma in Funeral Service Education and joined Abor in 2007.


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Funeral Director Kristen Kellam

Kristen has been a licenced funeral director since 2007. She is honoured to assist families in their times of bereavement. 


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Funeral Director Stephen Neprily

Stephen attended the Funeral Service Education Program at Humber College of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1991 and graduated with an Honours Diploma in 1993. Stephen’s passions include motorcycles, sport-sailing, ice hockey and his daughter. He is a proud employee of Arbor for more than 20 years.


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Pre-planning Funeral Director Ryan Horvath

Ryan acquired his Funeral Director’s License and joined Arbor in 2001.  He started studying business management at Ryerson in 2005.  He is dedicated to assisting families plan for one of life’s most difficult times.  In 2007, he specialized in funeral and cemetery pre-planning with Arbor.  Ryan has a passion for exceeding the expectations of the community that he serves.


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Funeral Director Ryan Rakita

Ryan is originally from Montreal. He has been in the funeral service industry for over 10 years. Ryan has an affinity to the latest technology, looking to bring funeral service toward the modern age.

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Funeral Director Aurum Reid

Aurum is a newly licenced funeral director as of 2019. He has ten plus years of industry experience and started with McDougall & Brown – Scarborough in 2018.


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Funeral Director Kristen Gordon

Kristen is incredibly passionate about all aspects of funeral services. She loves being a mom, enjoying everything about her Jamaican cultural background while staying active in her home church, The Master’s House Bible Fellowship here in Scarborough.


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Funeral Director Jackolin Hopkins

Jackolin has been licensed since 2015. She is a parishoner and choir member of Good Shepherd Parish and volunteers with Bereaved Families of York Region and the Catholic Women's League. 

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Funeral Director Bryseis Masse

Bryseis has been a licensed funeral director since 2020.

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Administrator Jamie Traynor

Jamie has been with Arbor since 2006 and has worked in funeral service for over 20 years. She is a lifelong resident of Scarborough who enjoys supporting her local community. Jamie is a member of the Parkway Bible Church in Scarborough.


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Funeral Home Administrator Patti Atkinson

Patti has been with McDougall & Brown since 1997. She also supports our Regional Director for S.W. & Central Ontario administration. She is a volunteer with Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities Hospice Bereavement Program and facilitates grief sessions at the funeral home.


Part-time Funeral Director Graham Bell


Cathy Lambert

Janet Warner

Joan Abric

Judi Clarke

Marg Holst

Maria Schlaak

Nancy Webb


Brian Pawis

John McGuire

Mike Pike

Peter Davis

Printing Specialists

Bjorn Alexander

Janice Wood

Michael Kelusky


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.