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Welcome Marion Hornell

Dan and I are pleased to welcome Marion Hornell to our funeral home. Marion with her over 20 years in catering, will be offering her catering services to the families at the funeral home.  Marion’s homemade foods provide families the opportunity to come together with family and friends during and in-between visitations, as well as after services.  Welcome Marion!

Gregory Drive Alliance Church – GriefShare


Gregory Drive Alliance Church

255 Gregory Dr. W. Chatham, ON N7L 0E2

Contact person

Janie Anderson – Nina Van Kesteren, GriefShare Coordinators
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Registration Fee


Child care

Not available

Meeting room


Church sponsor

Gregory Drive Alliance Church


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Grace Enrichment

Grace Enrichment….
Welcome to an evening of information.
Lenna, spiritual guide and Rev. Susan Jolley-invite you to a special evening of information where you will hear about this distinctive program, learn of the upcoming special introductory meditation series, and receive a taste of Grace Enrichment Medication where you will leave relaxed and refreshed.
Light Refreshments…
September 19th 1 p.m., & September 17 6:30 p.m….
Location: To be announced.
Cost: Free Will Offering.
Register Early as Space is Limited. Please RSVP
Rev. Susan Jolley 519-352-4818 or Lenna 519-351-6817

Grief Support Group

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Visit us on Facebook.   Find us at “Alexander & Houle Funeral Home”.  We will share community events and happenings, and a little bit of life’s moments with you.

Pre-Planning Just Makes Sense

It is not something we like to think about, let alone talk about.  But it something all of us will experience.  The loss of a loved one.  We invite families to start the conversation with us.  Dan and Dianne will share their expertise and compassion with families that need  to make these decisions, whether at a time of loss or in pre planning a loved one’s service.  Let’s start the conversation today.

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now”  ~ Alan Lakein

Pre-Planning Just Makes Sense…Call for an appointment today.  519-352-2710


Funeral Homes Come Together In Support of Hospice





Funeral Homes from across Chatham-Kent have come together to donate $36,800 to the Chatham-Kent Hospice project. Working directly with families in their time of need, they can see firsthand the need for a residential hospice in our community and want to support this important initiative.


“Our community’s funeral homes have been helping our families deal with end-of-life concerns for years and their support of our community hospice is another example of how they continue to support us in some of our most vulnerable hours.” Jennifer Wilson – Chair, Chatham-Kent Hospice


This donation will be part of the $250,000 goal of the Thanks For Giving Community Campaign. The total amount raised for the Community Campaign will be announced on Wednesday, October 15th at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre at 8:30 am. The public are invited to join us that morning from 7 – 9 am to learn more about the project and show their support.


Shown here (L-R):  Ron Peseski (Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, Chatham), Dan Houle (Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, Chatham), Kevin Cavanagh (Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, Wallaceburg),  Jennifer Wilson – Chair, Chatham-Kent Hospice, Tom De Burger (Thomas L De Burger Funeral Home, Dresden), Nathan McKinlay (McKinlay Funeral Home – Blenheim, Chatham, Ridgetown),  Marc Eskritt (Blenheim Community Funeral Home). Absent from the photo was Bowman Funeral Home, Chatham and John C. Badder Funeral Home – Bothwell, Dresden, Thamesville



The Chatham-Kent Hospice will be a 10 bed residence that cares for patients and their families and friends who are dealing with a terminal illness, providing comfort, support and pain management in a home-like setting.


The Capital Campaign goal is $5 million; $3 million to build the residential facility and $2 million for an Operational Sustainability Fund.


For more information visit:


Contact:                        Jodi Maroney                           or                     Jennifer Wilson

                                    Director of Development                                   Chair

                                    Chatham-Kent Hospice                                     Chatham-Kent Hospice

                                    (519) 354-3113                                                  (519) 436- 1667

Chatham-Kent Hospice

The Chatham-Kent Hospice will:

  • support patients as they deal with end-of-life challenges
  • offer a loving and supportive atmosphere so family and friends can say good-bye
  • deliver specialized care from compassionate staff and volunteers
  • provide comprehensive, coordinated hospice care for everyone at no cost
  • make available grief counseling and other forms of therapy

On June 25, 2013 the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network confirmed operating dollars for a 10-bed residential hospice for Chatham-Kent. The decision to provide start-up funds and operating dollars was in  response to a proposal developed by a volunteer community group

Donate today to this essential resource for Chatham-Kent.

Join us in providing a home-like alternative for end-of-life care in Chatham-Kent.

Our Building Campaign will raise $5 million to ensure palliative and bereaved families have what they need most… a place of comfort, specialized care and hope.

Giving is Easy!

 CALL  519-354-3113

Mail to: Chatham-Kent Hospice
99 Park St., Chatham  ON   N7M 3R5

Please make cheques payable to:  Chatham-Kent Hospice


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A Time To Mourn

The Blenheim and Area Bereavement Support Program:

known as “…a time to mourn…”

A significant personal loss created a need for support and education in her own grief journey. After volunteering for several years, she became a student of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, PhD., the director of the Centre for Loss and Life Transition in Colorado.

Seven years of coordinating the Bereavement Program and Seven Death and Grief Studies Certificates bring Dixie to the Wellness Centre, where she continues to “companion” the bereaved.

Services Offered:

We offer:                                    For the bereaved through:

  • Support                                     * One-on-One sessions
  • Education                                  * Workshops
  • Hope                                         * Support Groups


We are located at the McLauchlin Wellness Clinic – 110 Talbot Street, Blenheim ON N0P 1A0 Phone: (519) 676-3311

Caregiver Support Group

No registration required…just attend


For Caregivers of loved ones with an injury, disability or illness, or if you are, or have cared fro someone and this role stays on your mind.

1st Friday of Every Month.  2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:  465 Grand Ave. West, Chatham.

Sessions will be run by masters level social workers.

Thamesview Family Health Team.  A service offered to patients of Thamesview Family Health Team & the public. For more information call 519-354-0070 ext 625.

Email: or visit

Experience the difference caring makes

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Alexander & Houle Funeral Home Ltd
245 Wellington Street West,
Chatham, Ontario
N7M 1J9

Phone: 519.352.2710
Fax: 519.352.7372

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