Our Staff

We have a very loyal, dedicated and experienced staff.  Here is a brief history of us in
the community.

M. Andrew (Drew) & Jessica Gauthier
Drew has been a licensed Funeral Director since 2016 but has worked in the industry since
2013.  He enjoys volunteering in the community, playing hockey and spending time with
family. Drew and Jessica got married in 2020, and bought Merritt Funeral Home in March of 2022 from Tom and Laurie Merritt.

Tom & Laurie Merritt
Tom and Laurie Merritt are the past owners of Merritt Funeral Home.  Tom received his Funeral Director License in 1986,  married Laurie in 1989 and both worked side by side in the business. 

John Ganann

John  is one of our Funeral Directors Assistants.  John has lived in the area for many years
and has just retired as our local Fire Chief.  His care, compassion and dedication of being
Fire chief is reflected here in the care he has for our families. 

Rodger Vaughan
Rodger is the newest of our Funeral Directors Assistants.  Long-time area resident,
growing up on a farm in the area.  Prior to his recent retirement, he was a school
teacher in the area for many years which shows in his care and compassion for others.

Ross Killins UE
In memory of our dear Ross who worked with us for approximately 50 years.  Ross passed
away on December 4, 2021 while still being our employee. He will be missed by all who
worked with him or knew him.