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MacKinnon & Bowes

2 Meridian Road,
Toronto, ON M9W 4Z7
Phone: (416) 465-7508, or Our Toll Free North America Wide # 1-800-268-6736.
Fax: (416) 465-6756
Email: socialmedia@mackinnonbowes.com

Support Staff


Tina Graca, Lead Accountant
Email: Tina@mackinnonbowes.com

Tina Graca joined the firm in 1992 as an accounting clerk.  In a rather short period of time, Tina took over responsibility for and ran that portion of the business.  Tina enjoys outdoor activities, archery, and spending time with her son.  Tina is a recipient of the Ontario Funeral Service Association Award of Merritt for the Care of Canada's Fallen.

Agustinie Ersando, Accounting Clerk
Email: agustine@mackinnonbowes.com

Agustine joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2013.  He was born and raised in the Philippines.  He moved to Canada at age 13.  He finished studies at Ryerson University in 2012 graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting.  He enjoys playing sports, music, food, and different outdoor activities.

John Reid, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

John Reid started with MacKinnon & Bowes in 2004 as a funeral directors assistant.  John received his formal education at Ryerson where he obtained his certificate in Purchasing.  John is an accomplished origami artist.

Lance Semestra, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Lance joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2006 as a co-op Student.  Following his completion of High School, Lance joined the firm as a Funeral Directors Assistant.  Lance enjoys working with families at their time of need & representing the company working for various Funeral Homes in the Greater Toronto Area. In April 2009, Lance received his Ontario College Certificate upon fulfillment of George Brown's College Vocation Program.  Lance has other interests to go along with funeral services including Sports and Police Services. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Ron Gallo, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Ron Gallo joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2005 as a funeral directors assistant and chauffeur.  He is well known by our Toronto clients for his helpful and dedicated attitude.

Ray Cocev, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Ray Cocev joined the firm as a Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur.  Ray is a graduate of University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts. Rays varied career experiences have been with large corporations such as Nestle, General Motors and Chrysler. Ray is an excellent Ambassador of our firm, and enjoys helping and interacting with families.

Carlos Cruz, Funeral Directors Assistant

Carlos started with the firm in 2005 as a funeral directors assistant. Carlos was born and raised in Colombia.   He is fluent in English and Spanish.  He enjoys the outdoors and travel.

David McGruder, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

David McGruder joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2012 as a funeral directors assistant and chauffeur.  David returned to Toronto after living in North Carolina.  He is semi-retired after working in Materials Management and General Contracting.

Tim Kane, Funeral Directors Assistant

Tim Kane joined the firm in 2010 as a Funeral Directors Assistant.  He was born and raised in Toronto.  Tim enjoys spending time with family and travelling.

Stewart Indig, Funeral Directors Assistant

Stewart joined Mackinnon and Bowes in February of 2014.  He has been working in the Funeral Profession for over 15 yrs.   He enjoys working with and helping people.  In his spare time he loves spending time with family.  Stewart graduated from Concordia University majoring in Administrative Management and a minor in Accounting.  Stewart enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and gardening.


Brian Head, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Brian Head joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2008 as a funeral directors assistant and chauffeur.  He has had a career in Real Estate Sales for the past 26 years.  

John Infantino, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

John Infantino started with the firm in 2007 as a funeral directors assistant and chauffeur.  John was born and raised in Toronto and is enjoying his semi retirement.  John has a background in administration in the investment world.   John is very proud of the service he provides to the families that he serves.

John Orton, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

John Orton joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2010 as a funeral directors assistant.  John enjoyed a 32 year career with General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario.  John is active in his church in Oshawa.

Brian Powell, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Brian Powell joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 1998 as a funeral directors assistant.   Prior to this he enjoyed a career with Rockwell International.  Brain is well known in our profession having traveled extensively throughout Ontario in the service of our funeral home clients.

Lucia Donohue, Funeral Directors Assistant

Lucia joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2010 primarily in the Telephone Answering Division and has remained on in a variety of roles.  Lucia enjoys helping people and has pursued opportunities in Theater and voice related performing. She has received a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Theatre Studies from the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Ireland  (with 2 terms on exchange at University of Waterloo; Canada).  

Carl Archibald, Funeral Directors Assistant & Chauffeur

Carl Joined MacKinnon and Bowes in 2013 as a Funeral Directors Assistant and Chauffeur.  Carl was born and raised in Jamaica and served as a Police Constable in the Jamaican Constabulary Force for 10 years.  Since then he has been involved in various opportunities relating to the Security and Protection fields.  We are delighted to have Carl join our firm and contribute his unique skills and experience.

Achillo Briglio, Funeral Director's Assistant & Chauffeur

Achillo was born in Italy and raised in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. He joined MacKinnon & Bowes in  2014.   He is a licensed Real Estate agent and speaks fluent Italian.  He attended Cambrian College for General Arts and Science.

Brent Veldhuis, Funeral Director's Assistant

Brent joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2013.  He has attended Humber College in Toronto for Funeral Service Education.  He enjoys working with other staff at MacKinnon & Bowes and hopes to obtain his Funeral Directors licence in the future.

David Horn, Funeral Director's Assistant & Chauffeur

David joined our firm in 2014.  David retired from the RCMP serving in Alberta, Canada.  He has spent the last several years in the field of Corporate Security Management.  He enjoys working with people and Scuba Diving as a part time activity.

Ben Snelgrove, Funeral Directors Assistant

Ben joined our firm in 1981and worked at our location on Broadview Avenue.  He was born and raised in Ontario but spent many years in Western Canada.   He left our firm and pursued a career in the freight and  transportation industry.  Ben has numerous certificates of achievement for transportation and safe operation of machinery compliance.   Ben returned to our company recently and we are very fortunate to be able to utilize the experience he has gained over the years.  

David Wheller, Funeral Directors Assistant

David joined our firm in 2017.  He is a reservist in the Canadian Forces and has taken the Paramedic course at the College level.  We are very pleased to welcome David to our team and think he will be an excellent addition.

William Gilmour, Funeral Directors Assistant

William "Gil" Gilmour was born and raised in Rexdale, Ontario.  He taught music for four years through the Braeburn Neighborhood Place. He has worked in the hospitality industry before leaving to spend some time in the Canadian Armed Forces. He looks forward to his journey in funeral services and hopes to attend Humber College for the Funeral Directors program.

Kevin Davenport, Funeral Directors Assistant

Kevin joined our firm in 2017.  He is a reservist in the Canadian Forces and is taking the  Police Foundations course at the College level.

Adam Sharp, Funeral Directors Assistant

Nigel Newton, Funeral Directors Assistant

Nigel joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2017 as a Funeral Directors Assistant. Born and raised in Chelmsford, Essex in England he moved to Toronto in 1994 working in the record business starting out promoting the MuchMusic Dance Mix 94 album then moving into digital media in 2005 to establish Canada's first social network for young women 14-24 for Vervegirl. Nigel continues to consult in digital media with a focus on mobile augmented reality, virtual reality, 360 video and smart video streaming services.

John Jarvie, Funeral Directors Assistant

John was born in Toronto, raised in Durham Region, primarily Whitby. Successfully completed two semesters of study at  Humber College for Funeral Service. John enjoys writing & playing music, preferably on stringed instruments and enjoys recreational shooting (skeet, target, trap) John has a keen interest in aviation.

David Vieira, Funeral Directors Assistant

David joined MacKinnon & Bowes in 2017. He was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He has worked in funeral service for several years and enjoys working with people.  David is bilingual in Portuguese and English.  David enjoys art and music in his free time as well as wine making.  David looks forward to a long career in Funeral Service doing what he enjoys.

Andrew Binx, Funeral Directors Assistant

Corrie Atkinson, Funeral Directors Assistant

Corrie joined our firm in 2017.  He was born and raised in Mississauga Canada.  He graduated Georgian College in Bracebridge with a diploma in Pre-Health Sciences and a diploma in Construction Techniques.  He is a reserve Corporal with the Toronto Scottish Infantry Regiment where he has served for 4 years.  

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