Owners


George Darte | Owner of Darte Funeral HomeGeorge Darte | Co-Owner

George is a very active member of our community and is always willing to give his time to a good cause. George is a past chair of the Breakthrough Healthcare Campaign, a founding member and past chair of the St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation, and a founding member of: The Bereavement Ontario Network, The Bereavement Resource Council of Niagara, Wellspring Niagara (a cancer support center) and the crisis response teams for the separate & public school boards. He is a member and past captain of the St. Catharines Rowing Club, a past member of the Salvation Army fund raising wing, Star of the Sea Parish, the Rotary Club of St. Catharines, Past President with International Order of the Golden Rule, a past president of the Niagara District Funeral Service Association as well as Ontario Funeral Service Association, and successfully chaired the Meridian Centre Fund Raising Committee.

George is also the proud father of  2 sons and his grandchildren. George is married to Dr. Heather Combe, a local veterinarian with Fairview Animal Clinic, and they live with Alicia in St. Catharines. 


Gregory Darte | Co-Owner/Funeral Event PlannerGregory Darte | Co-Owner/Funeral Event Planner

Gregory became a licenced funeral director in June 2005 and is the fifth generation of Darte family funeral professionals.  Gregory sat on the Board and NextGen for the United Way, Board of Directors for Rotary, Past President of the Niagara District Funeral Service Association, past co-Chair of the 5 Car Draw for Hospice Niagara, past member of the St. Catharines Rotary Club, past Board of Trustee for Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation and is a parishoner at Star of the Sea Church. He is married to his wife Mary Magnotta, who is a Naturopathic Doctor in the city of St. Catharines. He has two beautiful daughters named Cristiana and Ariana, and five nephews Keegan, Conor, Liam, Gavin, Matteo and two nieces Naiomi and Brielle. Gregory is also the proud owner of Winston, a Boston Terrier that acts as a comfort dog at the funeral home.

Funeral Event Planners & Assistants

Kayleigh Peterson

Kayleigh Peterson
Managing Funeral Event Planner

Mike Bovine | Funeral Event Planner

Mike Bovine
Funeral Event Planner

Josephine Roy

Josephine Roy
Funeral Event Planner

Michelle Swackhammer | Funeral Event Planner

Michelle Swackhammer
Funeral Event Planner

Crystal Cameron | Funeral Event Planner

Crystal Cameron
Funeral Event Planner 

Kristen Connick | Funeral Event Planner

Kristen Connick
Funeral Event Planner 

Anne Taylor | Preplanner & Aftercare Director

Anne Taylor
Preplanner & Aftercare Director

Autumn Hoover | Funeral Event Planner Intern

Autumn Hoover
Funeral Event Planner Intern

Lindsay Papineau | Funeral Event Planner Intern

Lindsay Papineau
Funeral Event Planner Intern

Ray Librock | Funeral Event Planner's Assistant

Ray Librock
Funeral Event Planner's Assistant

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finance & human resources

Tracey McCready | Executive Adminstrator

Tracey McCready
Financial & Human Resources Executive

Emily MacSween | Executive Assistant

Emily MacSween
Accounting & Human Resources Administrator

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Receptionists

Karen White | Support Staff Supervisor

Karen White
Support Staff Supervisor

Judy Marchalewicz | Receptionist

Judy Marchalewicz
Receptionist

Linda Bemben | Receptionist

Linda Bemben
Receptionist

Terry McKinnon | Receptionist

Terry McKinnon
Receptionist

Mary Jane Mundell | Receptionist

Mary Jane Mundell
Receptionist

Anna Tiedtke

Anna Tiedtke
Receptionist

Maggie Morris

Maggie Morris
Receptionist

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Family Concierge, Fellowship Coordinators & Smart Servers

Marilyn Rothwell | Family Concierge & Smart Server

Marilyn Rothwell
Family Concierge & 
Smart Server

Glyn Rothwell | Smart Server

Glyn Rothwell
Smart Server

Sharon Winger | Family Concierge & Fellowship Coordinator

Sharon Winger
Family Concierge & Fellowship Coordinator

Victor Di Vincenzo | Family Concierge

Victor Di Vincenzo
Family Concierge

Wendy Pula | Family Concierge

Wendy Pula
Family Concierge

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Susan Kalchman
Family Concierge

Terry Gorton | Family Concierge

Terry Gorton
Family Concierge


Danny Degraw | Family ConciergeDanny Degraw
Family Concierge

Susan Erskine-Fournier | Family Concierge & Funeral Celebrant

Susan Erskine-Fournier
Family Concierge & Funeral Celebrant

Michele Schmor | Family Concierge & Fellowship Coordinator

Michele Schmor
Family Concierge & Fellowship Coordinator

Nancy Reed | Family Concierge & Fellowship Coordinator

Nancy Reed
Family Concierge & Fellowship Coordinator

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Carol Rochefort-Kay
Fellowship Coordinator

Support & Maintenance

David Gilmore

David Gilmore
Driver

Libby Gilmore | Funeral Celebrant

Libby Gilmore
Funeral Celebrant 

Marcy Young

Marcy Young
Custodian & Fellowship Coordinator