The Kanes

All of our licensed directors and unlicensed support staff adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  We are proud to have them as part of the R. S. Kane Family.


John R. Kane, President
Email: john.kane@rskane.ca
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-419-7375
Office Phone: 416-221-1159
Fax: 416-221-1586

John started with the family firm in 1971 and obtained his Funeral Directors license in 1973.  John became President of the company at the time of his father's death in 2000.


Gwendolyn Kane, Vice-President & Co-Founder
Office Phone: 416-221-1159
Fax: 416-221-1586

Mrs. Gwendolyn Kane and her husband Robert opened the doors to the R. S. Kane Funeral Home for the first time in 1950.  Her continuing dedication to the business and the families they have served is tireless.



Licensed Directors - Year Joined R. S. Kane

D. Stephen E. Sallows - 1976

Pamela A. Hunt - 1993

Kenneth A. Riley - 1996

Harry ( Hyuk il) Kwon - 1997

John A. Mosey - 1997

Bradley E. Scott - 2000

Sarah R. Rynbeek - 2003

Lorraine E. Bennett - 2012

Craig de Boissiere - 2012

Glen T. Burkholder - 2012

Dale R. Holmes - 2015

Christine M. Pitcher - 2015

Lindsay M. Foley - 2015

Viola (Xueying) Zhai - 2016

Susan Boxma - 2016

Michael Langdon - 2016


Funeral Interns

Andrea L. Fernandez - 2016

Guy W. Porter - 2016

Christopher Roberts - 2016


Prearrangement Director

Melanie D'Aloisio - 2010

Reception Staff - Year Joined R. S. Kane

Flo Smyth - 1985

Deb Maxwell - 1994

Jocelyn Manchee - 2016


Business Office

Mirella Simone - 1993

Silvana Miceli - 1997

Marsha Morassutti - 2015


Chinese Representative

Tiffany Lau - 2017


Reception Hostesses

Pat Carter - 2001

Mattie Crichton - 2005

Carol Butler - 2009


Take Heart Bereavement Services

Heather Morris - 2008

Carol Brunton - 2015


Support Staff

Neal Sannen - 1998

Bruce Clark - 2000

Violy Tobias - 2014

Martin Kane - 2015