Meet Our Staff

We are proud and privileged to have the opportunity to work with our fellow staff. It is their hard work and dedication to every family we are privileged to serve that forms the foundation of our family-owned funeral home. The strength of our staffs personalities, their familiar faces to our communities and their genuine spirit of caring is what the families we serve deserve. Their attention to detail is Above and Beyond.


Lorna (Moffat) Baker, Managing Funeral Director
Email: lorna@reidfuneralhome.ca
Office Phone: 519-776-4233   Fax: 519-776-9586

A longtime resident of Essex, Lorna has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1995. Lorna attended Maplewood Public School (now Essex Public School) and graduated from Essex District High School to continue her post secondary education at the University of Windsor, obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Sociology. Lorna is very proud of her longtime connection with the Town of Essex. From a young age, Lorna has always been involved with the community including jobs at local restaurants, clothing stores to more recent Associations and Service Groups. Lorna, along with her husband Craig pride themselves not only on offering the highest quality of service, but providing a genuine spirit of caring to the families from the community she grew up in. Lorna is a Past Member of the Board of Management for the Ontario Funeral Service Association. Lorna enjoys precious time with her four children Grant, Holly, Callum and Andrew. Lorna's mother and father Evelyn and Alex Moffat and her brother Bill Moffat (Kerri), still call Essex home today. Lorna is a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #201, Essex.


Craig Baker, Funeral Director/ Owner
Email: craig@reidfuneralhome.ca
Office Phone: 519-776-4233   Fax: 519-776-9586

Craig is originally from Toronto where he spent 12 years with Turner & Porter Funeral Directors. After meeting his wife Lorna (Moffat) in Toronto, they decided to return to Lorna's hometown of Essex to become a partner with the Reid Funeral Home. Craig enjoys spending time with his family, watching his children play hockey, baseball, soccer and golf. For several years Craig has been involved with Essex Minor Hockey as a Manager, Trainer and Assistant Coach. He also enjoys some therapeutic time on the golf course. Craig and Lorna have four beautiful children Grant, Holly, Callum and Andrew. Craig is a Past Director with Essex Community Services and is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #201, Essex.



Sean McGivern, Funeral Director
Email: sean@reidfuneralhome.ca
Office Phone: 519-776-4233   Fax: 519-776-9586

Born and raised in Wallaceburg, Ontario. Growing up he was active in sports primarily lacrosse and basketball. Playing, refereeing and coaching until he graduated highschool. He graduated in 1989 from the Funeral Services Education Program at Humber College. Received his initial training and worked in Toronto before returning to South western Ontario. Served Essex residents from 1995-2006 before taking a position with a funeral home in Chatham. He is member of the Ontario Funeral Service Association. He has served on the Board of Directors of Essex Community Services since 2001. He currently serves as its Chairperson. He is also Vice-President of Heritage Essex, an organization he has been in involved with since 1995. He was the past Chairperson of the Essex Business Improvement Area Board of Directors and recipient of its Pride Award in 2003 for Member Volunteer of the Year. He was a founding member of the Communities in Bloom Committee in Essex serving as its Chairperson.In 2005 he was honoured with the Essex Citizen of the Year Award. He currently resides in South Woodslee with his wife of 18 years- Janet. She is a Nurse Clinician at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Sean also enjoys woodworking and photography.


Tom Bonneau, Funeral Director
Email: tom@reidfuneralhome.ca
Office Phone: 519-776-4233   Fax: 519-776-9586

Tom’s dedication to Funeral Service started as a youngster, helping his father Dick around the Funeral Home. Tom obtained his Funeral Director’s License in 2000 and has served families in the Windsor Essex County area.His strong commitment to helping families and attention to detail makes him a valuable part of the Reid Funeral Home team. Tom and his wife Deanna (Hyland) are both lifelong residents of Essex. They are members of Holy Name of Jesus Church and Essex United Church. He is a familiar face in and around Essex. Tom is a 25 year veteran of the Essex Fire Department, an active member of Knights of Columbus Holy Name Council #3305 and Fr. A.P. Marentette 4th Degree Assembly, and is currently the Chief Counsellor of the Alex Chevrier Columbian Squires Circle.


Steph McAuslan, Graphic Designer
Email: steph@reidfuneralhome.ca
Office Phone: 519-776-4233   Fax: 519-776-9586

Steph was raised in Essex alongside her parents and 4 siblings. Growing up, she had a passion for the arts, primarily dance at Edmunds-Towers School of Dance where she trained for 15 years and competed throughout North America. Steph attended Cardinal Carter Secondary School and graduated in 2009. She went on to graduate from the Advanced Graphic Design program at St. Clair College. Steph has participated in many design competitions for local businesses where she was awarded and chosen for publication. New to the funeral business, Steph is honoured to have the opportunity to help families in their time of need by creating keepsake tributes from your precious family photos.



Wayne Hyland, Funeral Director Assistant
Email: info@reidfuneralhome.ca
Office Phone: 519-776-4233   Fax: 519-776-9586

Wayne is a lifetime resident of Essex who has been a valued member of our firm for many years. Wayne retired from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce after many years of service. Along with his wife Ann, who is a retired school teacher from Kingsville Secondary School, Wayne enjoys spending time on the family farms as well as assisting as the Treasurer of the Trustee's at Essex United Church where he has been a lifetime member. Wayne has been involved with the Cottam Rotary Club for many years.



Phil Hernandez, Funeral Director Assistant
Email: info@reidfuneralhome.ca
Office Phone: 519-776-4233   Fax: 519-776-9586






Cheryl Skilton, Funeral Director Assistant
Email: info@reidfuneralhome.ca
Office Phone: 519-776-4233   Fax: 519-776-9586