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Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Darren Growen

Darren Growen

Funeral Director & General Manager

Darren came to us from London, Ontario. He started his career with Reynolds Funeral Home 'Turner Chapel' in May of 1996 after completing year one of the Funeral Service Education Program at Humber College. He finished his second year as an intern with us and then successfully completed the Board of Funeral Services licensing examinations and received his Funeral Director's Licence in 1997.

Darren is an excellent funeral director and highly regarded by the families he serves.

He is married to LeeAnne and together they have 3 boys. Now living in Gravenhurst, he spends time with family and occasionally finds time for a round of golf.

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Helena Nancekievill

Helena Nancekievill

Funeral Director

Helena comes to us from Southern Ontario. She has been a licensed funeral director since 2012. Forever a student, Helena continued upgrading her education while raising her four children. She trained as a hairdresser, peer counsellor, medical first responder, and finally funeral director class 1. She now feels she has found her calling. Helena is closely acquainted with grief, having lost her own son in 2015.  Helena feels most fulfilled when she is helping families through the difficulties and hardships of losing a loved one. Her moto is: “Every life is worth remembering and every family deserves our very best.” Helena takes pride in her work and strives to treat every family like they are her very own.

She is married to Steve Nancekievill. Between the two of them, they have 7 children. Helena’s favourite pastimes are snowmobiling, kayaking, floating in the water, boating, sitting on the dock, enjoying the beautiful views of Muskoka, and spending precious time with family and friends.


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Isabelle Holmes

Isabelle Holmes

Funeral Director - Intern

Born and raised in Gravenhurst, Isabelle has been a licensed funeral director since 2020. Isabelle started working at the Cavill Funeral Home in 2017, as a Funeral Director’s Assistant to Cathy McNeice until Cathy's retirement in 2018. Isabelle attended Humber College to obtain her Class 1 Funeral Director License and completed her internship, with Helena Nancekievill as her preceptor, in 2020. In her free time, Isabelle enjoys travelling and spending time with her loved ones. 


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