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Garafraxa Hill's Team

The Garafraxa Hill staff associates are composed of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Anne Garrett-Ward

Funeral Director, Owner


An unknown source once said, "When words are inadequate have a ritual".

Rituals are symbolic activities that help us, together with our families and friends, express our deepest thoughts and feelings about life's most important events. Just like a birthday, or a wedding, a funeral too is a ritual that holds significance.

Rich in history and rife with symbolism, the funeral ceremony helps us acknowledge the reality of the death, gives testimony to the life of the deceased, and encourages the expression of grief in a way consistent with the culture's values.

Most importantly, the funeral ritual provides support to mourners, allows for the embracing of faith and beliefs about life and death, and offers continuity and hope for the living.

As a mother,  friend, lover of people and life,  I am deeply concerned that individuals, families and their loved ones receive a funeral service that aids in the reconciliation that are central to healing in grief, or beam light through remembrance.

In other words, bereaved people who have these needs met, through their own grief work and through the love and compassion of those around them, are most often able to reconcile their grief and go on to find continued meaning in life and living.

Georgina Hill

Co-founder, Company Director


Georgina was born and raised on a farm in Markdale and studied at Toronto Teachers' College and York University. After graduating, her first year of teaching was in Holland Township, now municipality of Chatsworth. Her  experience in teaching lends itself to detail and communication.

"We open our doors with pride; we are dedicated to providing integrity, respect, and professionalism in a lasting relationship to everyone we meet during their difficult times."

Tom Juffs

Co-founder, Company Director


Tom was also born and raised in Grey County. He is a graduate of Grey Highlands in Flesherton and also of the University of Western Ontario in mechanical engineering. As well as  looking after the building and facilities, Tom maintains the website and manages the audio-visual system . An avid hockey fan, he also enjoys golf and travel.

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