About Us

Focused on Your Needs
Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Ajax, Pickering and the surrounding area,  Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens 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 beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds is lush with many species of trees of both exotic and native origin. The natural pond is home provides an attractive meeting place for local birds and wildlife.

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.

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Our Staff

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Branch Manager Michelle Cohen

Michelle began working at Highland Memory Gardens in 2016. She assisted families as a Family Services Director and transferred to Pine Ridge in January 2017. She was promoted to branch manager in August 2019.

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Assistant Branch Manager Lindon Lowe

Lindon joined Arbor Memorial in June 1995. He has served various Ontario communities through the branches that he has worked throughout his career including Etobicoke, Brampton, Kingston, Whitby and now Ajax. He is a dedicated employee and serves the Durham region through church outreach programs and small group ministries.

Property Manager Corey Cormier

Family Services Directors - Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre Planners

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Michael Ball

Michael started his career with Arbor Memorial in August 2012 and has served our families out of our Glendale, Glenview and Mount Lawn locations. Having grown up in Pickering, Michael now proudly serves our Durham families out of our stunning Pine Ridge branch.

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Eddy Chan

Eddy began working at Arbor in 2016. He has been a committed and hardworking team member, assisting Chinese families throughout the GTA. Having grown up in Hong Kong, Eddy is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Gideon Exeter

Gideon takes pride in serving families and the overall community through Arbor Memorial since 2009. He enjoys his work and welcomes persons who are interested in making end-of-life arrangements to meet with him.

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Jennie Fagan

A professional, caring and compassionate individual, with a background in sales and management, educated in Business and Psychology. An active community worker with a passion to serve and educateour communities on the "benefits of pre-planning".

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David Fujimoto

David has been part of the Pine Ridge team since 2007. Central to his focus is empowering the community with family-centric solutions and value before and at the time of need.

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James Leung

James has proudly served his families since 2005. Working as a team at Pine Ridge Memorial in the past, the present and the future.

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Jean Richard

Jean has been with us serving our surrounding community with his excellent customer service since 2009.

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Jacqueline Tayag

Jacqueline has worked at Arbor since 2010 in both funeral and cemetery services. She does volunteer work and is involved within the community. She is fluent in English and Filipino and can assist you with a variety of planning needs.

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Louiza Yau

Louiza’s expertise in the medical field nurtured her passion in caring for others. After retirement, Arbor provided her with a rewarding experience and the opportunity to pursue her passion in helping individuals and families. Louiza is fluent in Cantonese.

Family Services Directors - Licensed Cemetery Director

Michael Cheuk

Michael joined Pine Ridge in 1998. He has been a dedicated and hardworking team member, assisting thousands of families throughout his career. Michael is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin and is well versed in traditional Chinese customs.

Branch Administrators

Accessibility

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