Owner and Managing Ontario Licensed Funeral Director
Gary is a graduate of
Canadore College where he received a three-year Business Administration
Accounting/Finance diploma. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree
from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, and is a graduate of Humber
College with a diploma in Funeral Service. Gary interned with Humphrey-A.W.
Miles in Toronto and as a licensed funeral director continued to work at
Humphrey Funeral Home, as well as other funeral homes in the Toronto area,
before returning home to build and manage Whispering Pines Funeral Home Ltd. in
Powassan and Whispering Pines Chapel in Callander. In October 2012 Gary and his
Brother Steven purchased the McGuinty Funeral Home in North Bay and brought the
Callander Chapel under the McGuinty banner.Gary and his wife Sylvia
live in North Bay with their daughter Sarah. Gary Sylvia and Sarah are
parishoners at Holy Name of Jesus Church in North Bay. While not at the funeral
home Gary is actively involved in many community organizations. He is an active
member of the Callander Lions Club of Callander Ontario, The Davedi Club of
North Bay, a Master Mason in the Mattawa Lodge # 405, (Gary is a PM at Mattawa
Lodge)., and a member of Nipissing Lodge # 420. Gary is also a Royal Arch Mason
in St. Johns Chapter No. 103, a member of the Harrington Preceptory No. 14
North Bay and a Member of the North Bay Rameses Shriners. Gary's professional
recognitions to date include: •
Turner and Porter Award •
Funeral Service Technical Ability Award •
Toronto and District Funeral Directors Award •
Bay of Quinte Funeral Service Association Award •
Board of Funeral Service Award •
Canadian Funeral Trade Association Award •
Dean Addyman Memorial Award •
Canadian School of Embalming Award •
Funeral Service Education Presidents Letter •
Academic Award of Excellence in Funeral Service Education
Gary is a Certified Crematorium Operator and operates and manages the crematorium at Whispering Pines Funeral Home
Gary is a Third Degree Knight of Columbus Council 12030
Jenniffer graduated from the funeral service program at Humber College in 2007. She interned at Bernardo Funeral Home in Toronto, Ont and followed her career working at a few other funeral homes in the GTA area. Jenniffer has been employed at the McGuinty Funeral Home since 2010 and in 2012 became the Manager of McGuinty Funeral Home in North Bay and in 2016 became the manager of the Sturgeon Falls location.
Jenniffer lives in Verner with her husband Marty, along with their four children. Jenniffer grew up in South River and attended Almaguin Highlands Secondary School.
Jenniffer is also a Commissioner of Oath for taking Affidavits
Sylvia is a graduate of Canadore College with a three year Business Diploma in Business Accounting / Finance. She spent many years as a front desk guest service agent at the Best Western Hotel in North Bay. In 2012 Sylvia joined her husband Gary and the team at McGuinty Funeral Home / Whispering Pines Funeral Home as a Funeral Directors Assistant. Sylvia along with her husband Gary and daughter Sarah are parishioners at Holy Name of Jesus Church in North Bay.
Sylvia is a certified Crematorium Operator and operates the crematorium at Whispering Pines Funeral Home
Funeral Directors Assistant/Audio Visual Manager
Sarah is a graduate of St.Josephs Scollard Hall. She currently attends the University of Toronto and has completed her Fourth year double majoring in Neuroscience and Biology. Sarah is the daughter of Gary and Sylvia Eide. When Sarah is not attending University she is employed with McGuinty Funeral Home and Whispering Pines Funeral Home as a reception and visitation staff. Sarah enjoys the audio visual preparation for funeral tributes.Sarah along with her parents is a parishoner at Holy Name of Jesus Church in North Bay.
Funeral Directors Assistant/ Celebrant
For the past three years Chris has been a member of the McGuinty Funeral Home team, fulfilling the role of a Funeral Directors assistant. Chris is a Certified Crematorium Operator. A recent graduate of Nipissing University, he obtained an honours bachelor degree in Political Science and a minor in Biology. Having been born and raised in North Bay, Chris is an active member in the community serving as a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Albanel Assembly and as a Trustee 3 year for his 3rd degree council 12030. Chris is also an active parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Parish where he serves as an acolyte.
Funeral Directors Assistant/ Celebrant
Dave is a lifelong resident of North Bay having graduated
from Canadore College and retired from the City of North Bay as the Manager of
Tourism and Recreation.Dave is well
known for his community involvement from the national to the local level.He is an inductee in the North Bay Sports
Hall of Fame, the Sturgeon Falls Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadore College
Alumni Hall of Fame. He was the 2007 Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year and a
2013 Davedi Club Award of Merit recipient.Currently he is a member of the Board of Governors for Canadore College,
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the YMCA, North Bay Recovery Home
Board member and Coordinator of the Patrick 4 Life Run/Walk.He has been a layreader in the Anglican
Church for over 37 years and has served in many capacities at both St. Johns and Christ
Church.He is married to Beth and they have two sons,
Steven and Michael.
Funeral Directors Assistant
Oscar was born and raised in Mattawa Ontario. In 1972 he moved to North Bay and began his career as a baker. In 1991 he joined the McGuinty Funeral Home team on a part-time basis. 24 years later he remains as one of our valued team members. Oscar is fluent in both English and French.
Ontario Licensed Funeral Director
Paul lives in Haliburton and is the owner of Allstar Property Maintenance. Paul graduated from Humber College with a Diploma in Funeral Service Education. Paul has been with Whispering Pines Funeral Home since its inception and is available on a part-time basis. When not working at his own business or at Whispering Pines, Paul is a volunteer fire-fighter in Haliburton.
Steven is a graduate of Almaguin Highlands, a father of three Steven owns and operates Eides Residence in Powassan. This is a Homes for Special Care that is Licensed and Operated under the auspices of the Ministry of Health. Steven is the Northern Director of the Homes for Special Needs Association, and a former Municipal Councilor for the Municipality of Powassan. Steven is the co-owner of McGuinty Funeral Home.