The Complex

Who Are We ?

Mathieu Baker, President

Like his father, Kenneth Baker, Mathieu worked outside of Quebec for many years. After graduating high school, at the age of 17, Mathieu left Quebec for Mexico. While spending winters in the south, he planted trees in British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories for 7 consecutive planting seasons. He also spent two years harvesting grapes in France and oranges in Spain. In addition, Mathieu studied Spanish and anthropology at the University of San Carlos - Quetzaltenango, the second most populous city of Guatemala. It stands to reason that he has mastered Spanish as well as French and English.

In 2000, Mathieu received his diploma of thanatology in Toronto, then acquired extensive experience through his work in a prominent funeral home of the Canadian metropolis for three years. In 2004 at the age of twenty-eight, he finally settled in Bedford, Qc. With much enthusiasm and a wealth of new ideas he decided to devote himself entirely to the well established family business.

Years abroad have made Mathieu a man who is aware of the importance of his family roots. He is a man who is attached to his origins and history; a man who values tradition while remaining open to change and innovation.

Mathieu focuses on the human aspect and the importance of communication as vital ingredients in his work. He is the fourth generation representative of a business that is firmly implanted in the area.

Serge Boivin, vice-president

As administrative coordinator, Serge oversees the successful management of operations at the Brome-Missisquoi Funeral Complex. With help from Christine Picard, family counsellor, he applies his extensive knowledge of business to each and every one of his functions. His life experiences and empathy towards people enable him to help families with ease and grace. His calmness and compassion are key when guiding grieving families through their funeral arrangements.

He, along with our team of family counsellors, will accompany you through this difficult time with the utmost respect and serenity.

Our team

Family Counsellors

Michel Michelin

A recent addition to the Brome-Missisquoi Funeral Complex team, Michel is in charge of funeral pre-arrangements. He deals with the formalities that accompany the pre-arrangement process. Michel also organizes and hosts events to inform people about funeral pre-arrangements and the advantages that stem from having them. His knowledge allows him to guide you in your choice of pre-arrangements. Available to the population surrounding Cowansville, Bedford and Knowlton, he is especially grateful for the opportunity to advise and help his clients.

Jessica Chamberlin

Jessica's primary function at the Brome-Missisquoi Funeral Complex is that of funeral director in which she is responsible for all declarations made to both provincial and federal governments. As a family counsellor, she meets grieving families and organizes funerals, ensuring the availability of products as well as personnel. As a hostess during visitations at the funeral home, Jessica shares her time between Bedford and Cowansville and takes care of organizing and preparing the different halls and chapels for visitations and ceremonies. Her work at the Brome-Missisquoi Funeral Complex allows to ease the burden of grieving families during this difficult time. With empathy and understanding, Jessica will go out of her way to take care of you by guiding you and ensuring that every detail has been tended to.

Christine Picard

Christine spends the majority of her time at the Cowansville branch of the Brome Missisquoi Funeral Complex where she works as a family counsellor and funeral director. Her dynamic personality filled with warmth and compassion is essential to families feeling an immediate sense of ease and comfort when planning a loved one's funeral. Christine is in charge of all that is involved in the preperation of funeral ceremonies. With the utmost empathy, she knows how to ease the burden that the organization of a funeral represents while taking on the responsibility of making your wishes and requests a reality.

Funeral Complex Officials

Denis Connolly

Having grown up in the funeral domain because of his father’s work, Denis has all the assets and skills to meet the requirements of this ever-changing world. He specializes in the quality and proper operation of vehicles and elevates the family reception service to a high level. He is thorough in every detail of the routine established to make for a warm and welcoming funeral home.

Réal Boulet

Réal takes pride in keeping the Brome Missisquoi Funeral Complex facilities, vehicles and grounds impeccably maintained. No detail is overlooked in order to create a warm and welcoming environment for grieving families and their friends. He is charged with the direction of the funeral procession, assisting the funeral director, the transportation of flowers, as well as the accompaniment of the deceased to his or her final resting place. Empathetic in nature, he cared for families and their guests with the utmost consideration and respect.

Yvon Lacoste

Yvon maintains and prepares the Brome Missisquoi Funeral Complex's vehicles in order to ensure the smooth operation of funeral procession. Also charged with the transportation of flowers and the interment of caskets and urns, his empathetic nature makes him ideal at accompanying family and friends of the deceased to his or her final resting place. Assisting the funeral director as well as preparing the funeral complex for visitations and ceremonies are also part of his responsibilities.

Robert Farnam

In the funeral profession for many years, Robert is a person for whom every detail is of the utmost importance, whether it be vehicles, facilities or staff. He takes pride in ensuring that the operations of the funeral procession run smoothly.. He offers support to the funeral director when needed. His warm, empathetic nature gives families assurance and peace of mind during their difficult time.


Caroline Lasnier

For all the administrative and accounting needs of the Brome-Missisquoi Funeral Complex, Mathieu Baker puts his trust in Caroline's knowledge. Meticulous and disciplined in regards to her work, she ensures that the services she is responsible for run smoothly. Caroline is in charge of day to day operations at the complex and is grateful for the flexibility her position offers her.

Claudia Laurin

Claudia takes care of administration and accounting needs of the Brome-Missisquoi Funeral Complex. Among other things, she supervises month end operations. She possesses the latitude needed to ensure the successful outcome of her services. This flexibility is one of the aspects of her work that she greatly appreciates.