Our Team

Our dedicated and supportive team are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

FUNERAL DIRECTORS


JIM REID - Owner               

Jim is the fourth generation of the Reid Family. He is a Graduate of Queen’s University and a Licenced Funeral Director. Jim has his OACFP Crematorium Training. Jim and the Funeral Home support about one hundred charities and organizations in Kingston. Jim is currently Honorary Colonel with 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment at Canadian Forces Base Kingston and a Rotarian (Past President, Rotarian of the Year, and Paul Harris Fellow). Over the years he has been active with Kingston Jaycees, Junior Achievement, the Chamber of Commerce, hobby farming, the Masonic Order, St. Peter’s Harrowsmith, Hospice Kingston, Rideaucrest, and the Knightly Order of St. George.

DENNIS EDWARDS was born and raised in the Upper Ottawa Valley on a farm just outside of Pembroke, Ontario. Dennis earned his Funeral Director’s Licence from Humber College in Toronto in 1982. Dennis has been providing meaningful funerals for the families he has served at the James Reid Funeral Home since 1985. Dennis has attended the OACFP Crematorium Training Program and is a certified crematorium operator. Dennis enjoys the outdoors, music, cooking and travel.


DOROTHY "DODI" TRIMBLE-HAYES (Assistant Manager) was born and raised in Toronto and became a licenced funeral director in 1997. Dodi has work at the James Reid Funeral Home since September 1997. In 2014 she attended the OACFP Crematorium Training Program and is a certified crematorium operator. She is very involved with the Parent Council at the school where her children attend.

DAVID HOPPER was born and raised in Scarborough and has been a licenced funeral director since 1981. David has been with the James Reid Funeral Home since 2006. In 2014 he attended the OACFP Crematorium Training Program and is a certified crematorium operator. In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey, golf and enjoys many outdoor activities.

BILL DAVIS was born and raised in Brantford and has been a licenced funeral director since 1977. Bill has worked in Brantford, Toronto and has been with the James Reid Funeral Home since 1977. In 2014 he attended the OACFP Crematorium Training Program and is a certified crematorium operator.


KEVIN WHATTAM was born and raised in Picton and has been a licenced funeral director since 1974. Kevin has worked in Toronto and has been with the James Reid Funeral Home since 1980. In 2014 he attended the OACFP Crematorium Training Program and is a certified crematorium operator. Kevin has been married for 40 years, has 2 children and a beautiful granddaughter and grandson.




HEATHER JACKSON - Advanced Planning Director

Heather has been a licenced Funeral Director since 1990. She has a vast array of experience in funeral services ranging from At Need Director to Advanced Planning Director in both Toronto and Kingston. Heather has been in her present capacity as Advanced Planning Funeral Director since 2005 at the James Reid Funeral Home. Her compassion for the local community has been demonstrated throughout the years by her volunteerism for various charitable organizations including The Salvation Army.

EXTENDED CARE



JACK LISTER was raised in Kingston. He earned a degree in graphic design at St. Lawrence College, then continued his studies at the Poynter Institute of Media Studies in Florida. Jack joined the staff of James Reid Funeral Home in 2005 assisting with funerals and visitations and became the Extended Care Co-ordinator in 2008. Jack is active in a number of parish activities at St. Luke’s Anglican Church.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

SARAH REID HEDBERG B.S.W. (McGill), M.A. (Toronto), provided grief support at James Reid Funeral Home as a Bereavement Support Coordinator from 2001-2003. She has also taught Communications at Community Colleges for over eight years. In 2014, Sarah returned to the James Reid Bereavement Program to provide grief support alongside Dorothy Messenger. Sarah is a board member at the Kingston Christian School.

DOROTHY MESSENGER, B.Sc.N. (McGill), MA Counselling (GCTS), is a former Critical Care Nurse.  She had a private counselling practice for individuals and couples for 10 years.  She taught Counselling at Acadia DIvinity College for 4 years.  Dorothy currently volunteers in ICU at Kingston General Hospital.  She joined the James Reid Funeral Home Bereavement Support Program in April, 2015.



FUNERAL DIRECTOR ASSISTANTS         



  Doug Casement
   Frank Cuvelier
     Wayne Ford
     Larry Hope


RECEPTIONISTS

Sue SniderKarl Reid Maureen MooreWanda Adams-Lazure



   Yvette Carey   Kathryn Bender   Rita Palumbo


HOSTESSES










Top Row: Lorraine Rogers, Kathryn Bender and Patricia Baker

Front Row: Maureen Adams and Joanne Bombard

                        SUPPORT STAFF


Maintenance and Grounds Keeper

PianistPianist

Brad HughJacqueline van HartingsveldtMary Cassidy