Our Caring Staff
We are proud 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 staff's 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.
Kevin Reid • Licensed Funeral Director | Owner
Kevin is the third generation of the Reid family to be associated with Reid Funeral Home. Kevin started working at the funeral home in 1984, received his funeral director's license in 1993 and became a partner in 1997. Kevin is a past President of the Windsor Essex Funeral Directors Association and a past President of the Leamington Kinsmen Club. Along with his wife Christie, Kevin has three wonderful children Erin, Alissa and Kiel. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family around their farm as well as at the family cottage.
Craig Baker • Licensed Funeral Director | Owner
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.
Lorna Baker (Moffat) • Licensed Funeral Director | Manager
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.
Robert Hudders • Licensed Funeral Director | Former Owner
Robert began working at Reid Funeral Home in 1974, the same year he attended the Humber College Funeral Education Program. He achieved his funeral director's license in 1976 and became a partner in the company the following year. He is a past member of the Leamington Chamber of Commerce, past Grand Knight of Leamington Knights of Columbus Council #4501, past Chairman and Board Director of the Leamington Hospital Foundation, member at Erie Shores Golf & Country Club and Director with Windsor/Essex Funeral Directors Association. In May 2016 Robert Hudders stepped down as partner and continues to be involved as a part of our caring team. A lifelong resident of Leamington, Robert and his wife Paula have three children- Adrienne, Craig (Maria) and Allison (Jeremy), and 2 grandchildren, Robert and Clark.
Tom Bonneau • Licensed Funeral Director
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 30 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.
André Le Clair • Licensed Funeral Director
André was born and raised is LaSalle, Ontario and now resides in Essex with his partner, Chelsea, and their Standard Poodle, Violet. A graduate of Humber College, André received his Funeral Directors licence in 2017. After interning at Turner & Porter Funeral Directors, he spent time working as Funeral Director in Sarnia and Windsor. He is a proud member of the Windsor Police Auxiliary. In his spare time, he enjoys camping and hiking in the great outdoors.
Lucas Martin • Licensed Funeral Director
Lucas has been a welcomed addition to the Reid Funeral Home Team since 2021.
Melissa Martin • Licensed Funeral Director
Melissa has been a welcomed addition to the Reid Funeral Home Team since 2021.
Beth Cheung • Funeral Director Intern
Beth has been a welcomed addition to the Reid Funeral Home Team since 2020, as she completes her work placement as an Intern Funeral Director. Bethany graduated from Assumption High School and then enrolled in the Funeral Service Education Program at Humber College. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Miniature Dachshund, Daisy and her Tabby cat, Breezy as well as sunning at the beach.
Jillian Schiedel • Funeral Director Intern
Jillian has been a welcomed addition to the Reid Funeral Home Team since 2021. Graduating from Strathroy District Collegiate Institute in 2020, she enrolled in the Funeral Service Education program at Humber College. In her free time, she enjoys baking, walks with friends and spending time with her cat, Rocky.
Christie Reid • Aftercare Services
Christie is happily married to Kevin and together they have three children Erin, Alissa and Kiel. Having been raised in Wheatley, she thought they would be settled in there forever- as they had family, friends and the greatest neighbours. However, by chance in 2001 Christie and Kevin found and moved to their Dream Homestead on a little farm, west of Hillman Marsh in Leamington. She has been involved with Reid Funeral Home for the past 20 years taking on tasks such as our Annual Tree Dedication Service and Caring: Living With Loss program. "I am pleased to be serving families by assisting them with post funeral follow-up and the many necessary details to be handled following a death."
Monika Brothers • Office Administration
Monika has been a dedicated member of the Reid Staff since 2002. Her years of office experience help to keep both locations running efficiently. She is a lifetime resident of Leamington and enjoys walking the many parks and nature trails the area has to offer. Monika is a long-time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Leamington and assists St. Paul's and the funeral home with her musical talents.
Stephanie Piroli • Graphic Artist | Office Manager
Stephanie has been a Graphic Artist and Photographer since 2010, is a graduate of the Advanced Graphic Design program at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, and has been awarded and chosen for publication in many local design competitions. She has been a vital member of the Reid Funeral Home team since 2015, and now manages our Leamington office. Stephanie was raised in Essex and now resides in Cottam with her husband, Dan. In February 2021, they welcomed their first child.
Keisha Foldesi • Graphic Designer | Office Administration
Keisha joined Reid Funeral Home in 2019 and works from both our Leamington and Essex locations. She grew up in Ruthven and Kingsville and is a graduate of the Advanced Graphic Design program at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, where she won a bronze medal in Graphic Design at the Skills Ontario Competition. Being an artist at heart, she values being able to help others illustrate their personal stories in order to turn them into lasting visual memories. Keisha is an active member of St. Michael’s Parish and in her spare time, she enjoys reading a good book, designing and travelling.
Andrew Collier • Graphic Artist | Office Administration
Andrew joined the Reid Funeral Home Team in 2020 and works from our Leamington location.
Rody Rodgers • Head Facilities Management | Funeral Director Assistant
Rody became a vital member of the Reid Funeral Home Team in 2019.
Kiel Reid • Facilities Management | Funeral Director Assistant
Kiel has worked at the funeral home from a young age. His years of experience at Reid's combined with his multitude of hours of volunteer service has led him to become an aspiring funeral director. Starting in the Fall, he will pursue his Funeral Director's license at Humber College and will eventually become the 4th Generation of Reid's to be a part of Reid Funeral Home.
Pieter Danes • Funeral Director Assistant
Pieter began his employment with Reid Funeral Home in 2008 after his retirement from Ford Motor Company where throughout his 31 year career, he rose through the ranks of Plant Protection becoming the Fire Inspector for the various plants. He and his wife Mary Ann built their home in Cottam where they have resided for 37 years. They have two daughters Julia and Laura and a set of twin granddaughters Elizabeth and Isabella whom they enjoy spending time with. Along with his landscaping interests and enjoyment of travel, Pieter thoroughly enjoys every aspect of his career with Reid Funeral Home.
Pete Andrew • Funeral Director Assistant
Having lived in Leamington for 30 years, Pete is a valued addition to the Reid Funeral Home Family. Pete is a former H.J. Heinz Co. supervisor and Greater Essex County Board of Education supervisor. Pete is married to Susan and have two beautiful girls, Shae and Erika. Pete is an active Leamington Lions Club member and enjoys golfing, cooking and relaxing at their family cottage in Rondeau Park.
Reg Campbell • Funeral Director Assistant
Reg has long resided in Gesto. He joined our team in 2018 after retiring as Deputy Chief of Police in Leamington. His kind spirit and warm personality makes him a perfect fit to both our Essex and Leamington locations.
Linda joined the Reid Funeral Home Team in 2018 and works from both our Leamington and Essex locations. She has four children and one grandson. Both Linda and her husband were owners of a small-town pizza place in Cottam for 15 years. Since then, she has moved to Kingsville where she enjoys gardening and spending her free time with her best friend Lenny, the ‘Lemon Beagle’.
Brian joined the Reid Funeral Home Team in 2019 and works from our Essex location. As a lifelong Essex resident, Brian spent over 4o years in automobile sales before retiring. As an active member of Central Essex County Catholic Family of Parishes, he's also a member of the Holy Name Knights of Columbus as well as the Essex Region Goodfellows, Branch 201 RCL Essex and is a former member of the Essex Fire Department. He is married to his wife, Wendy (Pulleyblank) and he has 2 children, Shelley and Paul as well as 5 grandchildren.
Donna joined the Reid Funeral Home Team in 2019 and works mainly from our Essex location.
Michelle Hill • Hair Stylist
Michelle has been an imperative part of the Reid Funeral Home Team for several years.
Brenda Rivest • Hair Stylist
Brenda has been an integral part of the Reid Funeral Home Team for the last couple years.