Meet our Experts

Our dedicated team is here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Lucas J. Martin Cremation Specialist
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Natalie McKeen Cremation Specialist
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Emily Coyles Cremation Specialist
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Nicole Parent Administrator & Pre-Planner Assistant

Lucas J. Martin

Cremation Specialist
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Born and raised in Kingsville, Ontario, Lucas joined the team at Simple Choice in 2015. While attending Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School in Leamington, he completed his grade 11 co-operative education program, where he confirmed Funeral Services was the career path for him. Directly from high school he attended Humber College and obtained his Funeral Directors License in 2012. Now residing in the town of Essex, Lucas is proud to maintain his connections with the county as well as the city. In his free time, Lucas enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, their son, Callum and their two dogs, Hudson and Harper. Lucas also enjoys travelling and staying active (including jumping rope with the Essex Energizers!). Lucas takes pride in the service he provides at Simple Choice as family is an ample value to him. He looks forward to serving you when trust matters most.

Natalie McKeen

Cremation Specialist
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Hello my name is Natalie,

I was born in Windsor and raised in Tecumseh close to my very large french family. I speak French and English with some knowledge of Spanish. I was an art student specializing in reconstructive art, it was there at University I discovered Funeral Services was for me. I transferred and found myself at Humber College, proudly graduating with Honours in 2014, as a Licensed Funeral Director. The Windsor Chapel Funeral Home team has been my family since 2013. In 2017 I got the opportunity to grow with the Simple Choice team. I am obsessive with details, passionate and determined to provide the highest level of care for the families we serve. On Sundays you will find me at Exchange Church where I find opportunities to connect and volunteer in our community. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Joshua and our very large dog Mason. My favourite quote is:

“Each person's grief journey is as unique as a fingerprint or snowflake.” 
– Earl Grollman

 

 

 

 

Emily Coyles

Cremation Specialist
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Emily was born and raised in Windsor and Tecumseh, Ontario. She attended Ste. Anne’s High School and following, moved to Toronto where she attended Humber College for their Funeral Director Program. She graduated with honours in June of 2020, and will be attending the Odette School of Business in September 2020 as a part time student. Following her internship with Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, Emily began working as a licensed funeral director with Simple Choice Cremation Centre. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, volunteering at Ronald McDonald House, and kickboxing at Kersey’s Kickboxing Fitness Club. She looks forward to her future as a licensed funeral director with Simple Choice Cremation Centre Inc.

Nicole Parent

Administrator & Pre-Planner Assistant
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Nicole Parent was born and raised in the town of Tecumseh, she attended St.Antoine Elementary school, L’Essor Secondary, and then later graduated from the St. Clair College Finance Program. With her French background she has made her way successfully in the French community. She is a caring and compassionate person that has worked in the funeral industry for over 18 years. Nicole and Ben, married in 1995, are raising their 3 children Taylor Samantha, Ayden Roger and Cole Benjamin all with French background.