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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.

General Manager, Scarborough

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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.

Our Staff

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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 Arbor in 2007.


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Assistant Funeral Home Manager Christopher Leeder
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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 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.


Funeral Directors

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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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Funeral Director Lauren Wolfe

Growing up in small-town Cayuga, Ontario, Lauren began her career as a funeral director at the age of 15 at J.W. Hart Funeral Home. Lauren has been with Arbor Memorial since 2014, and enjoys being a licensed funeral director and assisting families in their time of need. Lauren has been involved with many charities over the years, including the Hike for Hospice and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.


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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.


Funeral Director Cree Wicks

Cree received her funeral directors license in 2020 and joined arbor in 2022. She is dedicated to serving families in their time of need.

Funeral Director John Arienda-Jose

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.

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