Non-Licensed Staff

Although not licensed funeral directors, these members of our staff are vitally important to the operation of our firm.  These individuals make it possible for us to professionally coordinate funerals with the quality of service our community has come to expect from us.

Richard Farmer, CPA,CA,BM, Vice President, Financial Operations
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-616-3311
Office Phone: 416-487-4523
Fax: 416-487-4395

A Licensed Chartered Accountant, Richard has been with Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging since 2002 and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. 

Richard regularly volunteers his time and has served in various positions for several charitable organizations. Currently he is serving on the volunteer board of directors for the Better Living Health and Community Services charitable foundation (  Richard is also a member of the York District Chartered Accountants Association and the Ontario Funeral Service Association.  

Janis Worden, Vice President, Executive Administration
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-616-3311
Office Phone: 416-487-4523
Fax: 416-487-4395

 Janis joined Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging in 1987 as the Executive Assistant to the President. Her responsibilities expanded to include supervising the hostess and housekeeping staff and staffing receptions at our facility.

Was a member of the Toronto-Leaside Rotary Club for thirteen years, Janis served as President for four terms.  

Christina Humphrey, Vice President

Christina ran Flowers by Humphrey for many years and now consults on the internal design of Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging.

Carrie Tsandilis, Hostess

Carrie joined Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging in 1993 as a hostess. She and her husband have two children, and she is a Beaver leader with Scout's Canada.

Karen Wong, Accounts Payable
Office Phone: 416-487-4523
Fax: 416-487-4395

Karen has been with Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging since 1985, working in the accounting department.  She enjoys travelling, and has been volunteering her time at Toronto East General Hospital for the last few years, working the information desk on weekends.

Catherine McEachern, Special Services Coordinator

Catherine has been with Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging since December, 2007 and is currently our Special Services Coordinator.  She believes in taking care of families first.  She volunteers at Canada Blood Services in the Manulife Centre, and occasionally with the Leaside Rotary Club.  Her passions are her family, cooking and supporting the arts.

Jenel Ramdeen, Accounting Assistant
Office Phone: 416-487-4523
Fax: 416-487-4395

Worked in funeral service since 2012.  Joined the Humphrey Funeral Home during the purchase of the Newbigging Funeral Home. Currently acting as an Accounting Assistant and helping in other administrative operations.  Active member of her church in her community serving as an Usher and participating in helping others.  She takes pride in helping families in their time of need.

Doreen Pattison

Doreen has been with Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging since 2002.  She enjoys spending weekends at the family cottage in Muskoka with her husband, two girls, family and friends.

Carolyn Young, Hostess

Carolyn has been employed as a hostess in a part-time capacity since 2005.  Full-time, Carolyn is a Registered Nurse with Toronto Western Hospital.  

Andrea Nikolic

Andrea has been a hostess with Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging since 1995 and also works as a special education assistant for the Toronto District School Board.

Dorothy Palen

Dottie has been a hostess with Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging since May of 2001, and is married with two daughters and four grandchildren. 

Lisa Dyer, Hostess

Lisa joined the Humphrey family in January 2011 as a hostess and spends her extra time as a freelance makeup artist.  Lisa is married with two children.

Michelle O'Connor, Hostess

Michelle joined Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging in June 2011 after spending the last 25 years in Operations Management in the transportation and telecommunications fields.  She has been an avid Girl Guide leader for the past 8 years and is the Former President of the Toronto Executive Association. 

Michelle spends most of her weekends at the cottage with her daughter.

Kevin Docherty

Kevin joined Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging in 1998 as our organist.  He is also the organist/choirmaster of St. Leonard’s Anglican Church in North Toronto.  In his spare time, Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Theatre Organ Society, and a Past President and active member of the Beaver Bible Class.

Larry Zambri

Larry has been employed at Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging as a Director’s Assistant since 2004. He is married with three children and three grandchildren.  Larry is a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Assumption Church, and is a member of the CIGA golf committee, which has a yearly golf tournament that raises funds for charity.

John Hergott

John has been with Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging since 2006.  He is an amateur photographer and student airplane pilot, and volunteers as an usher at his church.

Michael Wilgar, Director's Assistant

Michael joined Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging in 2009 after 35 years in financial services.  He is married to Catherine with three grown children and two grandchildren.  He enjoys sports, but has a passion for hockey in particular.