Meet our Counsellors

Holly Reid
David Nickerson
Debbie Mitchell
Dan Trecartin
Wendy Maillet

Our skilled and experienced Preplanning Counsellors are the heart of our Select Funeral Planning program.

Fully knowledgeable in both the planning and funding aspects of the process they can answer, or find the answer, to any question you may have. Let them show you all the options open to you and help you make arrangements that suit you, your family and your budget.

You can reach the Counsellors directly at the phone numbers provided or simply call the funeral home and we'll put you in touch with them. You can also reach us by e-mail with preplanning inquiries.

With more than 15 years experience behind her, Holly Reid has successfully addressed the unique preplanning needs of hundreds of Saint John area families, earning a great deal of trust and appreciation along the way. A loyal 'Westsider', she also finds time to contribute her volunteer efforts in support of a variety of community causes.

A resident of the Kennebecasis Valley and equally at home sailing the river when time allows, Dave Hanson's laid back style sometimes belies his skill at helping families smoothly and efficiently work through their preplanning decisions leading them to quickly appreciate all they've accomplished with very little effort and the peace of mind they've gained.

David Nickerson is well known in the community through his years in journalism and the financial services sector. Also an active volunteer, David's friendly demeanour and communication skills serve him well as he quickly puts people at ease and helps them effectively evaluate their preplanning options.

Having spent a portion of her career overseas working in administrative and finance roles with not-for-profit mission organizations in Nepal and Haiti, today Debbie Mitchell is happy to be helping those in her hometown, knowledgeably guiding people through both the practical and financial aspects of preplanning. An avid Sea Dogs fan, we think she came home for the hockey.

With a variety of experience under his belt, Dan Trecartin is well suited to guide families as they make important choices for themselves and their families. A small business owner for more than a decade, Dan also served as Pastor of a local church for 16 years, giving him a unique and effective approach to helping people as a preplanning counsellor.

Wendy Maillet is one of our region's most experienced preplanning and aftercare professionals. A native of Saint John's lower Westside, Wendy brings an unsurpassed level of practical knowledge and understanding to her work assisting preplanning clients. Away from the office she remains active in the community but her young grandchildren are clearly hobby #1.