Peterborough's Most Beautiful Cemeteries and Funeral Home

Our Staff


At time of need, or when preparing a pre-arrangement plan, our service team is committed to providing you and your loved ones with the personalized, unique and meaningful funeral and cemetery services that you desire, in our modern facilities and within our tranquil grounds.     

Mary McGee

Mary McGee

President / CEO

Working with a committed team of  funeral service professionals, Mary ensures that families experience exceptional personal care and receive excellent value for the services and products they require.     

As President/CEO, Mary reports directly to the Volunteer Board of Directors on the business operations of Little Lake Cemetery, Highland Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Highland Park Funeral Centre and Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre.

Telephone: 1-705-745-6984

Email: mmcgee@littlelakecemetery.com


Jeff Wakeford

Jeff Wakeford

Manager, Cemetery Services

With over 25 years of experience at Little Lake Cemetery Co., Jeff delivers compassion and expertise with every family he serves.   Jeff is responsible for all activities and staff relating to Little Lake Cemetery, Highland Park Cemetery and Highland Park Crematorium.   

Telephone: 1-705-745-6984

Email: jdw@littlelakecemetery.com


James Belk

James Belk

Manager, Funeral Services, Highland Park & Lakeland

As a licensed Funeral Director, James manages Highland Park Funeral Centre, providing the comfort of care and support desired by all families at times of need, and guidance while providing personalized options for those pre-planning  funeral arrangements.

James and his wife, Christina have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Katie and reside just outside of Peterborough in Otonabee.

Telephone: 1-705-745-6984

Email: jbelk@highlandparkfuneralcentre.com


Joe Farace

Joe Farace

Funeral Director, Highland Park Funeral Centre

Joe, a licensed Funeral Director for 14 years in Peterborough, continues to provide guidance and support to the families we serve. Joe's outgoing personality allows families to be comforted in a friendly atmosphere while personalizing a loved one's tribute or service. 

Joe is also deeply involved in his community. He is a Member of the Knights of Columbus, Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree, and coach and player in local soccer. Joe is married to Kristen and is the proud father of Mya, Molly and Anthony.

Telephone: 1-705-745-6984

Email: info@highlandparkfuneralcentre.com


Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Funeral Director, Highland Park Funeral Centre

Ed, a licensed funeral director for 22 years, brings a wealth of experience and passion while serving the families at Highland Park Funeral Centre. His commitment and dedication in all areas ensures a family's personalized needs are followed through in a dignified and respectful manner. 

Ed was born and raised in Peterborough and together with his wife Jan they  have two teenaged daughters. He is an active parishioner in Sacred Heart Church and sits on various diocesan committees.

Telephone: 1-705-745-6984

Email: info@highlandparkfuneralcentre.com


Danny Bronson

Danny Bronson

Family Services Coordinator, Cemetery Division

Well known within the Peterborough area for his musical talent and community involvement, Danny Bronson brings to Little Lake Cemetery years of experience in working closely with families in providing exceptional service at important life moments. 

At a family's direct request, Danny will add his renowned musical talents to a celebration of life, memorial or funeral service.

Telephone: 1-705-745-6984

Email: info@littlelakecemetery.com


Cecilia Simmons

Cecilia Simmons

Family Services Coordinator, Cemetery Division

Working part time for our cemetery division, Cecilia has a deep understanding of the many options for commemorating a life lived - including property options, cremation options, and design and personalization of monuments and markers.   

In addition, many families choose to hire Cecilia for her exceptional Celebrant skills, and her ability to bring peace and support to the gathering, sharing the stories, personality and family relationships and friendships that makes the funeral, memorial service or celebration of life, so memorable.

Telephone: 1-705-745-6984

Email: info@littlelakecemetery.com


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