Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we must announce the cancellation of our upcoming Mother’s Day service and the annual butterfly release. We know that this will be a great disappointment to many who wanted to honour and visit a loved one. Please also know that this is not an easy decision for us to make. Our preference is always to remain open and hold these very meaningful services.
The unfortunate reality is that both these events bring a dramatic increase in visitors, and based on previous experiences during busier than normal weekends, we know that we cannot ensure adherence to the mandated government limits on physical distancing requirements and number of people allowed at our site at one time. Cancelling these events is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff.
We will do our best to work with you and find alternative ways to honour your loved ones. We look forward to when there is no longer the spectre of COVID-19 and we can gather together again.
Who We Are and What We Do
Proudly serving Kingston and the surrounding area since 1901, Robert J. Reid & Sons 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.
At the turn of the 20th century, Robert J. Reid established a furniture and funeral business under the same roof at 230 Princess Street. In 1953 the Funeral Home was relocated to current site at the corner of Johnson and Barrie Streets.
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.
Member of Bereavement Services of Kingston. Our vision is a community where support is available to people experiencing loss and grief. No one needs to face their grief alone.
General Manager, Ottawa, Kingston & Belleville
Eric Thompson is a third generation Funeral Director with Arbor Memorial. He graduated from Humber College in 2005 with an honours diploma in Funeral Service Education. He is currently working as the General Manager of Ottawa, Kingston & Belleville. With over 12 years working for Arbor, he has become a leader in providing responsive, respectful and meaningful end-of-life services. Eric has a passion for serving and giving back to the community. He is involved with Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce, Sales and Ad Club, and an active member in the local Baptist church.
Senior Funeral Director
Sean joined the Arbor staff in Kingston in March 2019. A graduate of the Funeral Service Education Program at Humber College, in 1994. He has been with Arbor for over 18 years. As a funeral director, Sean is active with all aspects of Funeral Services, but mainly now looks after administration, at-need funeral arrangements and directing funerals. Throughout the years and across Ontario, Sean has served on various boards in many different associations, churches, chamber of commerce, and service groups. Sean is currently a member of Rotary International and referees both hockey and soccer. Sean resides in Kingston with his wife Sarah and they have four children, Kassandra, Kaleb, Kendra, and Kelsey.
Lori was born and raised in Tillsonburg, Ontario and moved to Kingston in 1996 where she began her career in residential housing and kitchen design. Along with her husband, Lori spent many years fostering young children in the Kingston and surrounding areas. She joined Arbor in 2014, and currently has a combined role of Administrator and Funeral Director. Lori enjoys being part of the community whether it’s playing baseball, Zumba, volunteering at her children’s schools or various charity events within the community. She is a proud mother of 3 beautiful girls and a parishioner of St. Patrick Church in Railton.
Pre Planning Funeral Director
Stacey Hartley is a 20 year licensed Funeral Director who for the last 5 years has been our Preplanning Funeral Director looking after our Kingston Arbor Funeral Homes. She graduated from Humber College in 2000 with an honours diploma in Funeral Service Education. Her career has seen her work in various communities including London, Sydenham, and Gananoque. Stacey is very involved in the community. She gives a helping hand when needed at Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Senior’s Center and her 4 children’s various sports teams. She has also served on the BCAK Golf Tournament as well as the Senior’s Center Golf Tournament.
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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