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Our Team

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Executive Directors and Staff

Collin Bourgeois

Collin Bourgeois

Owner and Managing Funeral Director

Collin Bourgeois is well known as much for his volunteer work and humanitarian efforts. He holds a diploma in Funeral Services from Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology (1979) and was awarded an honorary diploma in Health Sciences from College Boréal in 2014. He has served as General Manager of a most successful funeral home in Sudbury for 21 years. He is presently chair of the board of directors of the West Nipissing General Hospital, was the founding chair of the West Nipissing Community Health Center and was elected mayor of the Municipality of French River in the fall 2006 elections.

Collin Bourgeois has a strong sense of civic responsibility and feels compelled to help others around him, and he invests this same commitment to others in his work. As a funeral director, he works to appease the suffering of families living through a difficult time. According to Collin, when families feel confident their Funeral Director will take care of all the details, that lightens their burden: that’s why a Funeral Director who is reliable and sensitive to people’s needs is so important.


Dakota Jodouin

Dakota Jodouin

Funeral Director

Dakota Jodouin holds a diploma in Funeral Services from Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology (2020) and holds a Class 1 Funeral Director license under the Bereavement Authority of Ontario. Dakota spent the last year in Toronto working for a Funeral Home where she acquired a lot of skills in helping guide families through an immensely difficult and stressful time. She is a well-rounded young women who is constantly learning and improving the qualities she has too better serve families. 


Jo-Ann Cardinal

Jo-Ann Cardinal

Office Administrator

Jo-Ann Cardinal is native to Northern Ontario and has returned to her roots in Sudbury after being away in the Capital region for over 16 years.

Throughout her time in the Ottawa/Gatineau, Jo-Ann has gained much experience in the Political,  Banking & Customer Service industries, specializing in political and administrative policies, banking regulations and client care.

A graduate of Cambrian & Canadore College, Jo-Ann holds a Chef Training and Business Administration diplomas clearly displaying her love to learn different skillsets that have improved her career and personal life. These have served her well and have helped her gained the much-needed expertise for her current role as Office Administrator at Simple Wishes. 


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