header image header image header image
Windsor Chapel - With You... Every Step Of The Way

Meet the Staff

Marie J. Janisse
Manager of Aftercare
Marie is the sister to Jules and Albemy Janisse, and has been working in the Funeral Home with the family since 2001. Marie is trained as a Grief Facilitator and Aftercare Provider. Having 33 yrs in the banking industry, Marie is uniquely qualified to offer the necessary information needed to help families in finalizing their estate affairs for their loved ones (CPP, Child Benefits, Widows Benefits, etc.) Marie is a very compassionate, caring, genuine person who is a great asset to Windsor Chapel Funeral Homes. She loves her job and learning new things. She greatly enjoys going to the gym and living a healthy lifestyle and forgets how old she is. Marie and Randy, her husband since 1970 and their son, Jamie currently reside in Windsor.

Email Me
ornament
Sarah Baillargeon
Graphic Designer
Born and raised in Windsor, Sarah is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic High school. She later graduated from the graphic Design program at St. Clair College receiving her diploma in 2011. Sarah and Steve married in 2011 and in 2014 welcomed their first child Ruby into the world. In her spare time she enjoys photography, reading and spending time with her family. Family is very important to Sarah so working in a family owned and operated business is the perfect fit. Sarah is looking forward to helping families in their time of need.

Email Me
ornament
Mike Barry
Funeral Director Assistant
Michael was born and raised in Windsor where he graduated from Holy Names High School and St. Clair College. After 13 years of working in the information technology field, he became involved in the funeral industry in 1994. His passion for helping people has drawn him to the Windsor Chapel family, and he doesn't plan on turning back. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two children, Christian and Kylee. Mike is a Crime Stoppers volunteer, and a Neighbourhood Watch Block Captain. In Spring of 2014, he joined Hospice as a volunteer and began to visit Hospice patients at both Met Hospital as well as many patients' own homes to administer Reiki. We are pleased to announce that Mike is now a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner and is happy to be of service to others.

Email Me
ornament
John W.D. Cherwak
Aftercare Provider,
Pre-planning Assistant
John was born and raised in Windsor. He attended high school at Kennedy Collegiate and has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Business Administration. He retired from Hiram Walker after 30 years of employment. An avid golfer, John is a member of Essex Golf & Country Club. When he's not golfing, his community activities include the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association restoring the Lancaster Bomber, the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society, Animal Rescue & Transport, and Windsor Lodge No. 403 A.F. & A.M. Being a part of a caring and professional team helping families during their time of need is what drew him to Windsor Chapel. John and his wife Joyce, reside in Windsor.

Email Me
ornament
Mara DeRose
Office Administrator

Mara was born and raised in Windsor where she attended F. J. Brennan High School and graduated from St. Clair College Dental Hygiene Program in 1982. She then continued her education at George Brown College in 1991 as a (Level II) Restorative Dental Hygienist. Mara works full time as a RDH and continues her passion for caring for others as part of the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home Administrative Team.

ornament
Paul Finlay
Funeral Director Assistant
Paul was born and raised in Sarnia Ontario where he attended Northern CI & VS. Paul came to Windsor graduating from the University of the Windsor Business School in 1976. Now retired, Paul had a very successful business career across North America, working in Finance, Sales, and Business Development with over 33 years of wide experience, including over 22 years with Motorola Inc. Paul is an active Member of Emmanuel United Church where is has served as the Chair of Trustees, Finance and on the Church Executive. Paul brings along a strong work ethic to his new role at Windsor Chapel and a sense of compassion to helping others. Paul currently resides in South Walkerville with his children Dean and Kara. In his free time he enjoys cooking, ballroom dancing, and he believes in living each day to the fullest.

Email Me
ornament
Chris Gevaert
Grief Support & Community Education

Chris was raised near the farming village of Merlin, Ontario. After graduating from Tilbury District High School, Chris attended St.Peter Seminary in London receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Master of Divinity.  Following ordination as a priest in 2003, Chris served in communities throughout Southwestern Ontario, including; Belle River, London, Woodstock, Princeton, Simcoe,Waterford, Port Dover, Emeryville, Tecumseh and Windsor.  Chris went on to pursue work as a Professor at St. Clair College where he teaches in Liberal Arts, Social Service Worker and he worked as a Program Coordinator. He is currently working on a Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Windsor.   Chris is excited to be a part of the Windsor Chapel team where he can use his natural gifts in grief support and education.  He enjoys traveling with his family to baseball parks through the Major and Minor league ball system.  He enjoys photography and has a passion for social justice.

ornament
Sydney Hand
Graphic Designer

Sydney was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. She is a graduate of Kennedy Collegiate, where she studied Classical Painting. She later graduated from St. Clair College Graphic Design program in 2015, from there she has had various positions working Website Design and Graphic Design. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and being out in nature.

ornament
Peter Hayes
Funeral Director Assistant
Peter was born in Windsor and raised in Tecumseh where he graduated from St. Anne’s High School. He attended St. Peter’s Seminary in London receiving his Master of Divinity, then serving in priestly ministry in parishesin Windsor, St. Clair Beach and Zurich Ontario. Peter went on to pursue work in the field of HIV/AIDS, beginning as a case manager for the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation from 93-98, then working for the AIDS Committee of London where he became the ExecutiveDirector of the organization from 2003-2009. Moving into semi-retirement, Peter wanted to return to the Windsor area to be close to family, seeking work as a Funeral Director Assistant as an effective use of his skills, knowledge and experience. Peter’s interestsinclude social justice, history, travel and cards.
ornament
Michelle Lenz
Intern
Humber College
Michelle was born and raised in the River Canard area and graduated from Villanova Secondary School with honours in 1999. Before attending the University of Windsor for Forensics and Anthropology (2013), she spent several years running youth theatre camps, traveling throughout Europe and Asia, and volunteering as a medical intern in Belize. She recently completed her first year of Funeral Services at Humber College and is happy to be back living in Essex County with her significant other Derek and their many animals. Michelle is very excited to have the opportunity to complete her internship with Windsor Chapel and looks forward to working with the amazing staff to help serve families in their time of need.

Email Me
ornament
Rose Oliverio
Office Administrator
Rose grew up in Lasalle and went to Sandwich Secondary School; she attended St. Clair College and graduated from the Office Administration Program. She has worked with the public in a caring capacity for the past 25years.   She is compassionate, dedicated and takes pride in her work. Rose is the proud mama of her two children Joe and Krystal and her little canine companion Jesse. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends. Rose is very proud to be a part of the Windsor Chapel Team and looks forward to taking part in serving the families in our community.

Email Me
ornament
Nicole Parent
Office Administrator
Nicole Parent was born and raised in the town of Tecumseh, she attended St.Antoine Elementary school, L’Essor Secondary, and then later graduated from the St. Clair College Finance Program. With her French background she has made her way successfully in the French community. She is a caring and compassionate person that has worked with the public for over 18 years. Nicole and Ben, married in 1995, are raising their 3 children Taylor Samantha, Ayden Roger and Cole Benjamin all with French background.

Email Me
ornament
Sandra Piché
Office Administrator

Born and raised in Windsor, Sandra attended Walkerville Collegiate High School. Following high school she studied Economics and Psychology at the University of Windsor for three years, and then attended St. Clair College where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program in 1997.  Sandra lived and worked in Waterloo, Ontario for 15 years after graduating, and then decided it was time to move back home where her family and roots are. Sandra and her husband Mark now reside in Tecumseh, Ontario where they enjoy boating, traveling, snowmobiling, going to sporting events and entertaining with friends and family. Sandra joined our team in April 2011 and knows her past experiences with helping and caring for people will be an asset to Windsor Chapel.

Email Me
ornament
Guy Potvin
Funeral Director Assistant
Guy was born in Sturgeon Falls Ontario where he graduated from French River High School in Moilville. He moved to Windsor in 1979 and has worked at Canada Post for 37 years and is happy to have joined the Windsor Chapel team. On his spare time he loves to golf, he's a big hockey fan (GO HABS!) and also a big fan of the Detroit Tigers!
ornament
Ashley Radisevich
Graphic Designer
Ashley was born and raised in the town of LaSalle. She went to Sandwich Secondary High School where she graduated with honours in 2007. From there she went on to study Graphic Design at St. Clair College, receiving her diploma in 2011. As a teenager, she donated her time with the Windsor South Canadians Little League and canvassing with the Canadian Cancer Society. After graduating from St. Clair, she joined the Windsor Chapel team and is very thankful for the opportunity to help families in their time of need. She recently married the love of her life, Simo, and they reside in Windsor.
When she’s not working, you can find her traveling the world, reading and simply enjoying life with her family and friends.

Email Me
ornament
Dale F. Ramsay
Funeral Director Assistant
Presently retired and working part time at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home. Dale attends St. Angela Merici Church, and is also a member of Knights of Columbus (Past Grand Knight – 3rd Degree and Past Faithful Navigator – 4th Degree). Dale was a Big Brother to 8 boys over 26 years of service and resides in Windsor with his wife, Erla, of 39 years.

Email Me
ornament
André Raymond
Funeral Director Assistant
André grew up in Windsor, Ontario and in 1998, graduated from École Secondaire L’Essor. He is fluent in both French and English. André worked in the manufacturing industry for several years before attending St. Clair College in 2007 where he graduated in 2009. André met his future wife, Lindsay (nee Shwery), in 1999 and married her in 2004. Together, in October of 2010, they welcomed Evan, their first-born, into the world. André is a member of the Knights of Columbus and attends Paroisse St. Jerome. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, participating outdoor activities and working out at the gym. André is honoured to be part of the Windsor Chapel team and is looking forward to serving the community.

Email Me
ornament
Anne Robert
Office Administrator
Anne Marie was born and raised in Windsor and attended St. Bernard Elementary and Corpus Christi High school. She has enjoyed over 30 years of working at various positions with the public. Currently Anne Marie has been employed part time with Windsor Chapel for over 20 years. She has been married to her husband Rollie – an Electrical Engineer for over 45 years. They have one daughter Chantel and two grandsons, Jordan and Brenden. Anne Marie enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, vacationing with her husband and volunteering her spare time working with the residents at Malden Park Continuing Care Centre. Retirement is not in her vocabulary.
ornament
Orlando Segatto
Funeral Director Assistant
Orlando was born and raised in the Windsor area, where he attended Hon. W. C. Kennedy Collegiate and graduated from St. Clair College School. Orlando and his family currently reside in Amherstburg. Orlando has been with our funeral home since April of 2000, he is hard working, reliable, and a dedicated individual who takes great pride in his work and is fluent in Italian and a member of the Giovanni Caboto Club.

ornament
Margaret Slack
Community Education Specialist

Margaret Slack was born and raised inWindsor Ontario.  She attendedWalkerville Collegiate Institute, where she studied vocal music education inthe Windsor Centre for the Creative Arts. Her love of music took her to Wayne State University, and University of Windsor where she graduated with an Honours degree in Music, and a Bachelor of Education degree.  Margaret began her teaching career in 1998 as a K-8 Music teacher. She is currently employed as the Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in South Windsor, where she shares her love of faith and music with her parish family. Margaret’s pride and joys are her two beautiful children Abigail and Cody, who both share her love of music and dance.  She considers them to be her true gifts in which she celebrates every single day. In her spare time, Margaret enjoys gardening, and University of Michigan Football. Margaret joined our team in 2017, and looks forward to using her gifts to serve the families within our community.

ornament
Brendan Stevenson
Funeral Director Assistant

Born and raised in Windsor, Brendan attended F.J. Brennan High School and The University of Windsor. He grew up playing lacrosse and hockey and currently volunteers his time as a coach in the Windsor Warlocks Minor Lacrosse system. When he’s not busy with work or coaching, he can be found at many sports events in the Detroit area, or on the golf course. Brendan has been with us since 2009 and continues to enjoy helping families in their time of need.


Email Me
ornament
Erin S. Turner
Graphic Designer,
Media Specialist
Born and raised in Windsor, Erin went to M.S. Hetherington Public School then later graduated from Riverside Secondary School in 2004. She went on to graduate from the 3 year Graphic Design program at St. Clair College in 2007 and has been employed by the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home since January 2010 as part of their Graphic Design team. She is thankful for all of the support and encouragement she received from her friends and family, especially her mother Hazel, her sister Lauren, and her Grandfather Herbert Barnes. When Erin isn’t working you can find her playing beach volleyball during the summer, photography, spending time with her family & friends, enjoying live music, and enjoying life.

Email Me
ornament
Scott Turner
Funeral Director Assistant
Scott was born and raised in Windsor and has been married to Judy for 43 years. They have two children, Shannon and Curtis as well as four grandchildren which they have been very involved with for the past 16 years. Scott owned and operated Turner’s Photo Labs for over thirty five years as well as six Reade’s Photo Centres in Essex County, where both his wife and children played a large part. After selling the businesses, he was involved with quality control in the auto industry for nine years. His next career choice has been the Funeral industry, where his ability to understand and care for families is of utmost importance. Scott is extremely pleased to be working once again in a family-owned business with the Janisse Family at Windsor Chapel.

Email Me
ornament
Scott Webster
Funeral Director Assistant
Scott was born and raised in Windsor where he graduated from Walkerville Collegiate Institute and attended St. Clair College to study in International Business. Scott is proud of his community and currently resides in his family home with his wife Melissa (nee Robinson) and their 2 sons. Active in the community, Scott is the Past President for Windsor/Essex County Crime Stoppers and a Block Captain for the Neighborhood Watch program. He was also a Constable with the Windsor Police Auxiliary Unit where he also served on the Honor Guard. In his spare time, Scott enjoys spending time with his family and playing saxophone throughout Windsor/Essex County. Scott has over 10 years experience in the funeral industry and looks forward to serving you and yours alongside the rest of the Windsor Chapel family.

Email Me
ornament