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Managing Funeral Director/Owner
Gary is a graduate of Canadore College where he received a three-year Business Administration Accounting/Finance diploma. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, and is a graduate of Humber College with a diploma in Funeral Service. Gary interned with Humphrey-A.W. Miles in Toronto and as a licensed funeral director continued to work at Humphrey Funeral Home, as well as other funeral homes in the Toronto area, before returning home to build and manage Whispering Pines Funeral Home Ltd. in Powassan and Whispering Pines Chapel in Callander. In October 2012 Gary and his Brother Steven purchased the McGuinty Funeral Home in North Bay and brought the Callander Chapel under the McGuinty banner. Gary and his wife Sylvia live in North Bay with their daughter Sarah. Gary Sylvia and Sarah are parishoners at Holy Name of Jesus Church in North Bay. Gary's professional recognitions to date include: • The Turner and Porter Award • The Funeral Service Technical Ability Award • The Toronto and District Funeral Directors Award • The Bay of Quinte Funeral Service Association Award • The Board of Funeral Service Award • The Canadian Funeral Trade Association Award • The Dean Addyman Memorial Award • The Canadian School of Embalming Award • The Funeral Service Education Presidents Letter • The Academic Award of Excellence in Funeral Service Education
Gary is a Certified Crematorium Operator under the Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals (OACFP) and operates and manages the crematorium at Whispering Pines Funeral Home
Gary is a Third Degree Knight of Columbus Council12030
A graduate of Nipissing University, Chris obtained an honours bachelor degree in Political Science and a minor in Biology. Chris has just recently graduated from Humber College with an Honours Funeral Service Diploma, and has obtained his Ontario Licensed Funeral Directors Licence. Born and raised in North Bay, Chris is an active member in the community serving as a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Albanel Assembly and a 3rd degree knight in council 12030. Chris is also an active parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Parish where he serves as an acolyte. Chris is a Certified Crematorium Operator having recently obtained his certification under the OACFP Association.
Jenniffer graduated from the funeral service program at Humber College in 2007. She interned at Bernardo Funeral Home in Toronto, Ont and followed her career working at a few other funeral homes in the GTA area. Jenniffer has been employed at the McGuinty Funeral Home since 2010.
Jenniffer lives in Sturgeon Falls with her husband Marty, along with their four children. Jenniffer grew up in South River and attended Almaguin Highlands Secondary School.
Sylvia is a graduate of Canadore College with a three year Business Diploma in Business Accounting / Finance. She spent many years as a front desk guest service agent at the Best Western Hotel in North Bay. In 2012 Sylvia joined her husband Gary and the team at McGuinty Funeral Home / Whispering Pines Funeral Home as a Funeral Directors Assistant. Sylvia along with her husband Gary and daughter Sarah are parishioners at Holy Name of Jesus Church in North Bay.
Sylvia is a certified Crematorium Operator under the Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals (OACFP) and she operates the crematorium at Whispering Pines Funeral Home
Funeral Directors Assistant
Sarah is a graduate of St.Josephs Scollard Hall. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience and Biology) with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. Sarah is currently working on her Masters in the Physiology Department at the University of Toronto. She is the daughter of Gary and Sylvia Eide. When Sarah is not attending University she is employed with McGuinty Funeral Home and Whispering Pines Funeral Home as a reception and visitation staff. Sarah enjoys the audio visual preparation for funeral tributes.Sarah along with her parents is a parishioner at Holy Name of Jesus Church in North Bay.
Co-Owner McGuinty Funeral Home Sturgeon Falls
Steven and Gary Eide are proud to have Anthony as a Co-Owner of the McGuinty Funeral Home in Sturgeon Falls Anthony brings many years of Business Management experience and professionalism as McGuinty Funeral Home continues its expansion.
Anthony is a Certified Crematorium Operator under Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals (OACFP)