About Us

Focused on Your Needs
Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving the community of Essex County's North Shore,  Melady 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'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 Roger Brothers

Roger has been an employee with Arbor Memorial for 29 years and has been the manager of Marcotte Funeral Home since 2013. Roger is currently a board member of the Community Support Centre.

Cemetery Manager Rob Davies

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Funeral Director Assistant David Bombardier

David is a knight commander with Star in the EOHSJ, executive member of OLRS, associate member-Congregation of the Rosarian Fathers, and Board of Directors-Maidstone Bicentennial Museum. 


Pre Planning Funeral Director Chris Randell

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Office Administrator Beverly Benson

Bev is a dedicated funeral assistant for over 32 years.  Bev moved to Belle River to assist families here at Melady's. Bev is a member of The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation for Essex County.



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.