Growing up on a family dairy
farm in Haldimand County, Marsha enjoyed working with the holstein cows but
also the summer chores alongside her father and uncle. To this day, the smell of
freshly cut hay, the sound of a tractor or the sights of cows grazing in a
field takes her back to fond memories on the farm.
Marsha has had many loved ones
who she has cared for and said goodbye to. She watched her mother, father, and
first husband each fight battles with cancer. Throughout her own grief journey
she has needed the help of local funeral directors, professional counsellors
and the support from her family, friends and community.
Before becoming a funeral
director, Marsha was an elementary school teacher for fifteen years with Grand
Erie District School Board after realizing that life experiences were leading
her to the funeral industry. Together, with her husband David, they decided to
each make a career change and become licensed funeral directors. As Team Bond,
they attended Humber College the Fall of 2015, then arrived in Muskoka as
interns during the year of May 2016 to May 2017 and by the Summer 2017, Marsha
became a licensed funeral director.
Hospitality is very important
to Team Bond and they enjoy helping others, connecting with friends, attending
the Bracebridge Salvation Army Community church and giving back to grieving
families in Muskoka.