About Us

Focused on Your Needs

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Kitchener-Waterloo and the surrounding  area since 1951,  Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery will help you customize your arrangements, while respecting your faith, taste and budget. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals.

Our 74 acres are dotted with mature trees, benches and colourful flower gardens, featuring a soothing pond and fountain. All creating a peaceful atmosphere for loved ones to gather and reminisce. Our Funeral Home, built in 2012, adds the convenience of making all your arrangements at one location.

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.

Our Staff

Branch Manager

Robert MacFarlane

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner

Sasha Hollett

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner

Sheryl Floyd

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner

Lisa Borba

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner

Jeff Decker

Family Services Director

Sean Catania

Pre-Planning Director

Joanna Faiella

Pre-Planning Director

Ryan Thorne

Pre-Planning Director

Danielle Webb

Branch Administrator

Ruth Hopton

Branch Administrator

Jill Oleskiw

Property Manager

Damian Cesnik

Property Personnel

Mike Bennett

Property Personnel

Mark Daamen

Managing Funeral Director

David Chatson

Senior Funeral Director

Darcy Campbell


Sonia Elphick


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.

Cemetery By-laws

Cemetery By-laws are the rules and regulations that govern the operation of the cemetery to help ensure its preservation and proper operation. They reflect accepted principles of cemetery management and our experience of over sixty years.

Download a copy of the Ontario Cemetery By-laws