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Candlelight Memorial Service

As we celebrate the lives and memories of our departed loved ones, join us for an in-person memorial service of music, light and reflection on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM. Service will be held at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, 2563 Division Street, Glenburnie. Complimentary Tree Ornaments will be available for pick-up.

The Candlelight Service will also be available for viewing online for those who are unable to attend the in-person event as of Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM. The link will be available until January 9, 2022. Our hope is that this video will bring a sense of comfort.

Please Note: All attending the in-person event must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and identification prior to entering. We ask for your understanding as we navigate these challenging times together. 

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. 

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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

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Eric Thompson

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.

ethompson@arbormemorial.com

Our Staff

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Senior Funeral Director Sean Goodall

SGoodall@arbormemorial.com

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.

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Funeral Director/Administrator Lori Garrah

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.

lgarrah@arbormemorial.com

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Pre Planning Funeral Director Stacey Hartley

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.

shartley@arbormemorial.com

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.