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We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our fully bilingual, compassionate and caring team is committed to making sure the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For guidance on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging a funeral, or following the loss of a loved one, please feel free to contact us anytime.


Michel Lessard, President                                           Bilingual Funeral Director
Email: lessardf@ntl.sympatico.ca
Office Phone: 705-268-4488

Born and raised in Val Gagné, Ontario, Michel has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of funeral service. After being employed with Timmins Northland Monuments and Stephens Funeral Home for 10 years, he pursued his studies in the Funeral Service Education Program at Humber College. He graduated in 1990. He then returned to Timmins to work as a fully qualified funeral director for Stephens Funeral Home. Interested in owning and operating the firm, Michel entered partnership, in 1994, with Mr. John Stephens. In 1999, Michel and Lynne became owners of what is now Maison funéraire Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home. He and Lynne are the proud parents of their two sons, Jacob and Alex.  Michel continually strives at making sure every family they serve receives the highest standards of care and professionalism.

Lynne Carrière Lessard,                                                 Bilingual Aftercare Services Coordinator
Email: lessardl@ntl.sympatico.ca
Office Phone: 705-268-4440                      

Lynne was born and raised in Timmins. She became partners of the funeral home with Michel in 1999. Lynne created  Aftercare Services, in order to provide grief education and individualized support to the families they serve and those of the community, who have experienced a loss.  Her professional and gentle approach with children and adults is based on the knowledge and skills she has acquired through her many educational and work experiences.  She is a certified Grief Consultant, Meditation Teacher, Reiki Practitioner, Teacher and Child and Youth Worker. Lynne and Michel are the proud parents of their two sons.

Randy Rice,                                                                       Bilingual Funeral Director
Email: lessardf@ntl.sympatico.ca
Office Phone: 705-268-4488

Randy was born and raised in Timmins. He completed the French Funeral Service Education Program at Collège Boréal in 1996. During his first years as a licensed funeral director, Randy gained valuable experience working at several funeral homes in Northern Ontario. He went on to accept a position as Managing Funeral Director at Génier Gauthier Funeral Home in Cochrane for a period of three years. Randy returned to his hometown in 2001, where he then joined the Maison funéraire Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home team. He is the proud father of his two children. He volunteers his time with the Ontario Provincial Police as an Auxiliary Sergeant, and is a member of MADD Canada-Timmins Chapter. Randy's wide array of experiences in the field, along with his calm disposition, have made him a committed, resourceful and compassionate funeral director.

Jennifer Michaud,                                                            Bilingual Funeral Director
Email: lessardf@ntl.sympatico.ca
Office Phone: 705-268-4488

Born in Kapuskasing, Jennifer was raised in Timmins.  She graduated from the French Funeral Service Education Program at Collège Boréal in 2009. She volunteers her time with the Canadian Red Cross - Timmins Branch. Jennifer brings with her a vast array of work experiences which reflects in her positive interactions with families. Her genuine compassion, as well as her warm and gentle approach are reassuring to bereaved families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Michel Ladouceur,                                                             Bilingual Funeral Director
Email: lessardf@ntl.sympatico.ca
Office Phone: 705-268-4488

Michel was born and raised in Timmins. He is a graduate of école secondaire Thériault. He successfully completed the French Funeral Service Education Program at Collège Boréal in 2012. He obtained his Ontario funeral director's license in 2013. His dynamic and cordial approach is a valuable asset to our team.

Lorne Cook, Funeral Assistant

Born and raised in Timmins, Lorne and his wife Gale have raised four children. He is the proud grandfather of six grandchildren. Lorne joined the funeral home on a part-time basis in 1986. His community involvement includes being a member of the Porcupine Dante Club, the Holy Name Society and of the Knights of Columbus, Council 2403. He is also a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church. Lorne’s vast experience with the funeral home, along with his pleasant approach, are definite assets to our firm.

Jacob Lessard, Funeral Assistant

Jacob was born in Timmins. He is currently attending école secondaire Thériault. Jacob's approach is always courteous and genuine. His willingness to assist with the many tasks at the funeral home is much appreciated by all.

Lesley Ferrier, Reception Hostess

Lesley was born and raised in Timmins.  Her vast array of work experiences reflects in her positive interactions with the families that we serve. She and her husband Calvin are proud parents of their daughter Lily. Lesley is a dedicated volunteer at her daughter’s school. She is a member of the Timmins Horticultural Society. Her calm, courteous and gentle approach is appreciated by the families she greets and attends to during receptions.

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705-268-4488 Maison funéraire Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home Inc.
21 Elm Street South
TIMMINS, ON P4N 1W4
Email: info@lessardstephens.com
705-268-4488 Maison funéraire Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home Inc.
21 Elm Street South
TIMMINS, ON P4N 1W4
Email: info@lessardstephens.com
705-268-4488 Maison funéraire Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home Inc.
21 Elm Street South
TIMMINS, ON P4N 1W4
Email: info@lessardstephens.com
705-268-4488 Maison funéraire Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home Inc.
21 Elm Street South
TIMMINS, ON P4N 1W4
Email: info@lessardstephens.com
705-268-4488 Maison funéraire Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home Inc.
21 Elm Street South
TIMMINS, ON P4N 1W4
Email: info@lessardstephens.com