Our Support Staff
Although not all are seen during a visit to one of our funeral homes, their presence behind the scenes is nonetheless critical to the day-to-day operation of our facilities. Our support staff play vital roles in ensuring our high standard of service. We are proud of their dedication and commitment.
|Lesya Bushusha, Administration/Hospitality|
Born in Ukraine, Lesya moved to Niagara Falls in 1999. In January 2002 she joined Morse & Son and Morgan Funeral Homes. Lesya graduated from the College of Polytechnic (Lviv, Ukraine) and worked as an office administrator for Editorial Production Enterprise in Ukraine and then as a bookkeeper for BAC Administration of Niagara Falls. Lesya and her son are active members of St. Mary's Ukraininan Catholic Church where she also volunteers as a secretary, and Lesya is also a member of the Committee of Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada (Niagara Falls Branch).
|Fred Fisher, Funeral Assistant|
An east coast native, Fred was raised in Niagara Falls and graduated from Stamford Collegiate. He was employed full time with Lubrizol for more than 30 years and was a Production Supervisor at the time of his retirement in April 2009. He is an avid photographer and is well known for the many weddings he has covered through the years. With his wife Kathy, they like to travel and have two children, their son Greg and daughter Kristyn. Fred has been assisting families at the Morse & Son and Morgan Funeral Homes since July 2004.
|Helen Galpin, Hospitality|
Helen Galpin has been with Morse & Son and Morgan Funeral Homes since 1984. Born in Quebec, Helen’s qualifications include a B.A. in Psychology from Trent University, two years of theological studies at Tyndale College in Toronto and computer studies at Niagara College. Helen and her late husband, the Rev. Robert Davis, had served at Main Street Baptist Church for 17 years. She is now active on the Leadership Team at Village Bible Church in St. Davids, and is involved in a number of charitable organizations. In February 2016 Helen retired from her long-time position as Office Administrator, and continues to assist occasionally with Hospitality for our client families and visitors.
|Isabel Garner, Hospitality|
Isabel is a receptionist at Morse & Son and Morgan Funeral Homes. Before her time at the funeral home, Isabel worked for Coutts Library Services for twenty three years. She has four children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her leisure activities include singing with a ladies chorus both in competition and community performances.
|Martha Gleddie, Hospitality|
Born and raised in Toronto, Martha and her Chiropractor husband John moved to Niagara- on-the-Lake, along with their daughters, Sarah and Heather, in 1992. Martha joined the Morgan Funeral Home team in 2013 as a Receptionist / Housekeeper. Martha holds a diploma in Gerontology / Palliative Care from Niagara College, has served as chair of Hospice Niagara, and in her spare time enjoys running and cycling throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake.
|Brian Jaeger, Funeral Assistant|
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Brian has been a resident of Niagara Falls since 1979. He graduated from Laura Secord Secondary school, and was employed full-time at Ontario Paper- Abitibi Consolidated. In 2010, after over 30 years of dedicated service, he took early retirement and left his position as a store’s receiver. With previous experience in the funeral business, he recently joined Morse & Son/Morgan Funeral home as a part-time funeral assistant. His family includes his wife Elaine, daughter Chandra, and son Bret. Brian is actively involved in many local sports, some of which include hockey, baseball, and golf.
|Jennifer Kinzel, Hospitality|
Born and raised in Niagara, Jennifer graduated from Stamford Collegiate before attending Niagara College in the Executive Office Administration Program. Jennifer joined the staff of Morse & Son in May 2016 as a part time receptionist. She brings with her over 20 years of Customer Service experience and training, including 10 years in the role of various Customer Service Management positions. Jennifer lives in Niagara Falls with her husband Rick, and daughters Victoria and Kennedy.
|Allan Levesque, Funeral Assistant|
Helping others has been a passion of Allan’s for his entire working career. Retiring in 2016, after a 39 year career in community transportation care, Allan became a member of our support team as a Part time Funeral Director Assistant in September of 2016. You may recognize Allan from being a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, graduate of Stamford Collegiate (1968), and an active member within our community.
|Mitchell McDowell, Funeral Assistant|
Born in St. Catharines, “Mitch” is a graduate of Thorold Secondary School. Mitch is a professional highland piper who began studying the highland bagpipe in 1975 at the age of thirteen. Three years later, his love for the music and his passion for practice resulted in his being accepted for membership in the Niagara and District Pipe Band of Niagara Falls, Ontario. As a professional piper Mitch takes his musical talent very seriously. For more than thirty years it has been his privilege to assist families in bidding a final and dignified farewell to those they hold dear. In continuing his care for those we have lost, Mitch joined our team in December 2013, as a full-time Funeral Assistant. A lifelong Niagara resident, Mitch along with his wife Jennifer and their daughter Rowan, currently reside in Thorold.
|Lisa Morgan, Office Administrator|
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Lisa graduated Westlane Secondary School in 2009 where she received the Excellence in Education Award for outstanding contribution to school life and achieving academic excellence. Lisa currently holds two degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and a Masters of Business Administration, graduating from Brock University in 2014 and 2015 respectively. In 2015 Lisa earned her Certified Human Resource Professional designation. She is a fourth generation member of the Morgan family to be involved in funeral service. Lisa has filled multiple roles since joining Morse & Son in 2013, and is currently in the position of Office Administrator.
|Caroline Nagy, Adminstrative Secretary|
Born in Montreal, Caroline relocated to the Niagara region in 1998, and has been with Morgan Funeral Homes since 2000. Prior to moving, she managed her own business in stained glass. As well as being the office secretary at Morse & Son and Morgan's, she has been involved with the Loss, Grief & Growth Education Project. Caroline's immediate family are her grown children Nick and Kim.
|Eugene Oatley, Funeral Assistant|
Born in Stamford Half Way, Eugene married and moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake, then to Chippawa and now is in Niagara Falls. Being retired, he has spent 29 years as VP of Administration of Niagara Plumbing Supply, 3 years Buyer at Horton Steel Works and 10 years in the roles of Payroll, Accounting, and Buyer at Canadian Ohio Brass. Eugene is married to Patricia and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. He is active in the Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Niagara Falls and the Col. John Butler Branch of UELAC. Eugene has been working on his family tree for over 20 years and has received UE designation in 2006 as a descendant of a United Empire Loyalist. He is also a member of Southminster United Church, and former Niagara Presbytery Licensed Lay Preacher.
|Jennifer Shelton, Event Centre Coordinator / Housekeeping|
Jennifer joined the Morse and Son and Morgan Funeral Home Team in 2015 as a receptionist/funeral assistant. She holds a Correctional Worker Diploma from Niagara College and is a volunteer with the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation of Canada as a liaison support worker for the Niagara Region. In her spare time she enjoys playing baseball and volleyball. She resides in Chippawa with her husband Dave.
|Judy Sibley, Organist & Choir Director|
Judy was born and raised in Niagara Falls. She has two adult children and five wonderful grandchildren. She is the Organist and Choir Director at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church. Judy also works part time as a medical secretary. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, reading and cooking.
|Neil Stoetzel, Funeral Assistant|
Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Neil moved to Niagara at the age of 5, where at an early age he assisted his parents in the operation of Black Horse Garage and Grocery, their family business. Neil attended Allanburg Public School and is a graduate of Pelham High School.
|Linda Thwaites, Receptionist|
Born in Niagara Falls, Linda grew up and attended schools in the area. She graduated from Niagara College with a Social Services Diploma and was employed by Niagara Support Services prior to her 'retirement'. Linda continues to volunteer in the community with Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army Christmas Baskets and at Stamford Presbyterian Church. Her family consists of daughter, Heather, and son, Scott and his wife Nicole, and most importantly, her grandchildren, Mackenzie and Tiana. In her leisure time Linda enjoys reading, puzzles, and playing the piano/organ.
|Kathy Visentin, Hospitality|
Kathy Visentin is a native of Niagara Falls who joined the staff of Morgan Funeral Homes October 1999 in the capacity of housekeeper/hostess/receptionist and has recently become a full-time receptionist. Prior to becoming a "stay at home mom", Kathy was a teacher for special needs children from 1977 to 1981. Kathy's educational background includes a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Brock University. Her family includes her husband, Gino, daughter Laura and her husband Dan, son Geoff, his wife Rebecca and grandchildren Molly and Sam.
|Ali Wonch, Hospitality|
Born and Raised in St. Catharines, Ali joined the Morse and Son and Morgan Funeral Home in 2016. Ali graduated St. Francis Secondary School in 2008 and went on to study in Alberta graduating (with honours) in 2010 with a diploma in Equine Science & Business Management. Moving back to her hometown she then successfully ran her own painting business and is now a full time production manager for a home service company. In her spare time she is an avid horseback rider and has frequently competed for the past 15 years. Ali has joined the Morse and Son and Morgan Funeral Home as a part time receptionist and server.