New Faith-based Advisory Committee Members
Daniel Scott - St. John's Presbyterian Church - 3 Year Term
Daniel Scott has taught intercultural studies courses at Tyndale since 1995. In January 2000, Dr. Scott became the Associate Dean of Professional Studies at Tyndale College. In July 2005, he became the Academic Dean, serving in that role until 2010. He is an ordained minister at the Presbyterian Church in Canada and currently serves as a teaching elder at St.John’s Presbyterian Church in Bradford, ON.
Imran Ally, TARIC Islamic Centre
Imran Ally is the Imam and Scholar in residence at the Toronto and Region Islamic Congregation (TARIC). A university graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language, he currently serves as a Director, an Advisor and a Consultant on numerous boards involved in civic-engagement for which he has received considerable accolades and notable recognition. Imran Ally is amongst the longest-standing Imams serving at one specific Mosque in the GTA and is a member of excellent standing of the Canadian Police Chaplains Association and The Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. Furthermore, Imam Shaykh Ally is stalwart in the field of Canadian chaplaincy. Over the years, his involvement in various chaplaincy disciplines including Law Enforcement (Peel Regional Police), Health Care (Humber River Hospital), and International Sports (Pan Am and Parpan Am Games and the Invictus Games).
New Cemetery, Crematorium & Municipal Advisory Committee Members
Larry Moore - St. John's Cemetery - 3 Year Term
Larry Moore is an operator of a non-denominational church since 1992. He is a university graduate (McGill) and a now retired, consultant, recognized speaker and manager in both public and private industries. His experience includes communicating and advising senior management and leading multi-disciplinary teams as well as managing projects with budgets upwards of $1 million. Larry also has experience communication with and advising senior management as well as completing training through the Anglican Diocese of Toronto in cemetery operations.
Linda Fitches - Mount Pleasant Cemetery - 3 Year Term
Linda started her cemetery career in 1980 when she was hired at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (London) Inc. as a Bookkeeper/Receptionist. In 1989, Linda became the first female General Manager at the cemetery. Linda has been a Board member for the Ontario Association of Cemeteries and has spoken at the Cemetery Educational & Sales Seminar in 1996. Linda is proud of what she has accomplished through the years; she has undertaken many improvements for her cemetery and is looking forward to serving on the new BAO Advisory Committee.
New Funeral & Transfer Service Advisory Committee Members
Loyal Beggs - Beggs Funeral Home - 3 Year Term
Loyal Beggs is a second generation Funeral Director and the President of Beggs Funeral Home Limited in Thessalon, Menard Funeral Home Inc. and Driftwood Cremation Centre Inc. in Blind River, ON. As a rural, Northeastern Ontario funeral director with experience serving First Nations, Mennonite and Amish Communities along the North Shore of Lake Huron, Mr. Beggs brings a unique perspective to his second term on the Funeral Service and Transfer Service Advisory Committee.
Rick Ludwig - Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home - 3 Year Term
Rick has been a licensed funeral director since 1994, and the owner of Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home Limited in Waterdown with his wife Denise since 2004. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Waterdown, the Ontario Funeral Service Association, and the Canadian Christian Business Federation and currently serves on the Funeral Advisory Committee of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.