John has been a funeral director for over 40 years and in 1994 took over the ownership of McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home along with his wife Willie. He is very active in the community and belongs to the North Oshawa Lions Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oshawa-Whitby, and The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. He has a love of classic cars and is a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. John has achieved many accomplishments over his professional career but is most proud to have received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Lions Club International and the Business Person of the Year for 2008 from the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
Shawn graduated from Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with an honours degree in Criminology, Justice and Policy. He has been working both part-time and full-time for McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam since 1999. In 2008, Shawn obtained his Life Insurance Licence and has since become a Pre-Need and Family Care Director. In 2015, Shawn received his Funeral Pre Planners Licence from the Province of Ontario. Shawn is a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and a board member of the Durham Kids Safety Village as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oshawa-Whitby. Shawn is happily married and has a young daughter whom he enjoys spending his free time with.
Jeff graduated from Humber College and received his Funeral Director’s Licence in 2007, however, he has been working with McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam for over ten years in both full-time and part-time capacities. He recently got engaged and moved to Oshawa. In Jeff’s free time, he enjoys snowboarding and being in the outdoors as well as working on classic cars.
Charlene has been a valued funeral director with McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam Limited since 1990 and has a true passion for serving families. She is a graduate of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School and upon completion of her apprenticeship at Turner and Porter Funeral Homes in Toronto, a graduate of Humber College, Funeral Service Education. Charlene is a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a former ten year member of the Oshawa Hospital Foundation Gala Committee. She enjoys supporting local charity and church events whether volunteering or participating and especially embraces being a proud mom of her two teenagers. In her spare time she is trying to get her handicap down on the golf course and likes spending time gardening, decorating and travelling.
After completing his internship at McIntosh-Anderson and obtaining his Funeral Directors Licence in 1987, Bill returned to a position with the funeral home in 1991. He is a member of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church and a former member of the Optimist Club of Oshawa. Bill helps to fundraise for various causes including The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oshawa-Whitby. Bill is happily married, a loving father of three and a proud grandfather.
Marsha was a teacher with the Durham Catholic District School Board before retiring after 34 years of service. Since her retirement she has gone on to train new teachers before joining us at McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam. Starting out in a part-time receptionist’s role over five years ago, Marsha came on as our full-time receptionist over the past few years. She is past president for the Rose of Durham Young Parent’s Support Group and has been a member for more than 6 years. She has three wonderful children who make her very proud.
Willie, who grew up in Oshawa, followed and supported her husband when he decided to take over the ownership of McIntosh-Anderson in 1994. Although Willie was a Registered Nurse at Toronto General Hospital for the majority of her professional career, she has become an important part of McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam in a business administration capacity. Willie is a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority as well as the Gala of Hope which raises funds towards the planned Heather Griffith Breast Assessment Centre at Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa.