Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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John Earle Owner & Managing Funeral Director

John completed the Funeral Services Education Program through Humber College with Honours Distinction in 1994.  He later obtained an inter-provincial license to practice funeral services and furthered his education with a four-year program through the University of Manitoba.

John has conducted and directed services of all kinds with great care and distinction. He has a reputation for his excellence and attention to detail. When he’s not conducting a funeral or assisting a family, you will always find him outside working away on landscaping the funeral home property.

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Heather Earle Owner & Licensed Funeral Director

Heather graduated from the same program as John in 1994. It was near the end of their studies that they met and then married a few years later in 1996. Today, Heather works full time in the city and cares for their three children; and while you won’t see her on a day-to-day basis, you’ll often catch her if you call after hours.

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Melissa Machado Licensed Funeral Director specializing in decedent care and embalming

Melissa has been a long-time friend and colleague of John and Heather’s. When the opportunity came for her to work at Thomas Funeral Home, she took it wholeheartedly. She now lives in Alliston with her husband and their two young children. Melissa takes an active interest in the community and supports many local events.

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Thomas Payton Licensed Funeral Director & Pre-Planning Advisor

“Tom” has been presenting at our annual seminars for many years now. He dedicates his professional time to helping families pre-plan their services, and is skilled at helping families create a plan that fits their specific needs. In his free time, Tom is a talented musician and lead singer in his own band.

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John Earle

Owner & Managing Funeral Director

John completed the Funeral Services Education Program through Humber College with Honours Distinction in 1994.  He later obtained an inter-provincial license to practice funeral services and furthered his education with a four-year program through the University of Manitoba.

John has conducted and directed services of all kinds with great care and distinction. He has a reputation for his excellence and attention to detail. When he’s not conducting a funeral or assisting a family, you will always find him outside working away on landscaping the funeral home property.

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Heather Earle

Owner & Licensed Funeral Director

Heather graduated from the same program as John in 1994. It was near the end of their studies that they met and then married a few years later in 1996. Today, Heather works full time in the city and cares for their three children; and while you won’t see her on a day-to-day basis, you’ll often catch her if you call after hours.

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Melissa Machado

Licensed Funeral Director specializing in decedent care and embalming

Melissa has been a long-time friend and colleague of John and Heather’s. When the opportunity came for her to work at Thomas Funeral Home, she took it wholeheartedly. She now lives in Alliston with her husband and their two young children. Melissa takes an active interest in the community and supports many local events.

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Thomas Payton

Licensed Funeral Director & Pre-Planning Advisor

“Tom” has been presenting at our annual seminars for many years now. He dedicates his professional time to helping families pre-plan their services, and is skilled at helping families create a plan that fits their specific needs. In his free time, Tom is a talented musician and lead singer in his own band.