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, Chief Financial Officer
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 Ontario Funeral Service Association and a past member of the York District Chartered Accountants Association.

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

 Janis joined Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging in 1987. Her major responsibilities include notices, payroll and administrative duties.  She was a member of the Toronto-Leaside Rotary Club for thirteen years and served as President for four terms.  

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.

Doreen Pattison, Hostess

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, Hostess

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, Hostess

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.

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.

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.

Jake Hunter, Director’s Assistant

Jake has been with Humphrey-Miles-Newbigging since 2017, working as a director assistant in the funeral department.  Jake is very creative and enjoys art and wood working. He also enjoys travelling, especially his yearly trips to New York and Chicago.