Obituaries

Marie McCabe
B: 1932-05-25
D: 2017-10-19
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McCabe, Marie
Simon Marynissen
B: 1934-01-21
D: 2017-10-18
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Marynissen, Simon
Margaret Profit
B: 1936-10-11
D: 2017-10-14
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Profit, Margaret
Anthony Shelton
B: 1933-11-01
D: 2017-10-13
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Shelton, Anthony
Kevin Rabishaw
B: 1960-08-07
D: 2017-10-13
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Rabishaw, Kevin
George Witherspoon
B: 1929-12-27
D: 2017-10-10
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Witherspoon, George
David Nelson
B: 1943-05-24
D: 2017-10-08
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Nelson, David
Winnifred Fairbarn
B: 1916-01-26
D: 2017-10-08
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Fairbarn, Winnifred
Chesley Dyke
B: 1932-09-09
D: 2017-10-06
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Dyke, Chesley
Maria Braun
B: 1957-10-04
D: 2017-10-05
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Braun, Maria
Gerald Heath
B: 1933-09-23
D: 2017-10-04
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Heath, Gerald
Teresa Alexander
B: 1965-07-23
D: 2017-10-04
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Alexander, Teresa
George Potter
B: 1926-08-13
D: 2017-10-03
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Potter, George
Carl Jordan
B: 1937-01-10
D: 2017-10-03
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Jordan, Carl
Michael Saulnier
B: 1963-07-04
D: 2017-10-02
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Saulnier, Michael
John Maclam
B: 1936-06-22
D: 2017-10-01
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Maclam, John
Joyce Mouland
B: 1950-05-31
D: 2017-10-01
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Mouland, Joyce
Giuseppe Sortino
B: 1944-05-13
D: 2017-09-30
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Sortino, Giuseppe
Joyce Bothwell
B: 1924-05-14
D: 2017-09-25
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Bothwell, Joyce
Nelson Shier
B: 1924-08-17
D: 2017-09-22
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Shier, Nelson
Rose Huck
B: 1946-02-09
D: 2017-09-21
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Huck, Rose

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Wes Playter, Funeral Director, Owner & Manager
Email: wes@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905-895-6631
Fax: 905-895-4747

Wes was born and raised in Newmarket, son of Glenn & Jackie Playter. Wes attended Newmarket High School and later studied humanities and then business management at the University of Toronto before pursuing funeral services education at Humber College.  An employee of Roadhouse & Rose since 2004, he  purchased the firm, along with Gregg Davey, from Glenn & Jackie Playter in 2009.  Wes is Past President of the Newmarket Historical Society and Past Chairman of Heritage Newmarket .  He sat on the Newmarket Public Library Board, is an executive member of the Newmarket Veterans Association, a corporate member of the Newmarket Rotary Club and a Director for Bereaved Families of York Region.  Wes publishes books on our town's history and promotes awareness of our past.  Wes is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has also been a volunteer with the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation.  Wes and his wife Juliana reside in Newmarket with their daughter Millicent, born November 27, 2015.


Gregg Davey, Funeral Director / Owner
Email: gregg@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905-895-6631
Fax: 905-895-4747

Gregg was born in Barrie and raised in Bradford.  After obtaining his funeral director's license in 1989, Gregg worked for Skwarchuk Funeral Homes in Bradford and Mount Albert.  In 2000, Gregg started working at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home.   Gregg purchased the firm, along with Wes Playter in 2009.  He is a very close and dear friend of the Playter family. Gregg is an Associate Member of the Newmarket Veterans Association and on the Board of Directors of Innisvale Cemetery and Crematorium. Gregg has two lovely daughters, Breann and Lauren.  Breann is a student of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and Lauren attends Bradford High School.
During his pastime, Gregg enjoys playing hockey, camping, golfing, fishing and spending time with his two beautiful daughters.

Glenn Playter, Funeral Director
Email: glenn@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905-895-6631
Fax: 905-895-4747

Glenn was born in Toronto and raised in Newmarket.  He attended Newmarket High School and in 1968 he graduated from Humber College - School of Funeral Services.  Glenn became a partner in the firm in 1974 and was sole proprietor from 1993 to 2009.  Glenn and Jackie (nee Clute) reside in Newmarket and have three children:  Wes of Roadhouse & Rose;  Allison, a school teacher at Rogers Public School; & Brent, an employee of the Regional Municipality of York.

Jackie Playter, Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home
Email: jackie@roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 9058956631
Fax: 905.895.4747

Jackie was born in Toronto and grew up in Island Grove, Georgina.  In 1968 Jackie married Glenn Playter.  They reside in Newmarket and have three children:  Wes, Allison & Brent.  Among other responsibilities, Jackie coordinates the luncheon functions at the funeral home.  She is very active in the community, particularly in helping charitable organizations and downtown Newmarket events.  She is a member of the Christian Baptist Church, Newmarket.

Juliana Playter, Community Liaison Coordinator
Email: juli@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 9058956631
Fax: 905.895.4747
Mobile Phone: 416.895.6675

Juli was born and raised in Scarborough.  As a first generation Canadian, she had spent her childhood as a member and volunteer of St. Clements of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, with her family and community.  

She graduated at Pope John Paul II CSS, and completed a Digital Animation and Design Diploma at Centennial College.  Juli is currently enrolled in the Psychology Program at York University.

Establishing herself as a Financial Advisor at The Bank of Nova Scotia on Main Street, Newmarket, in 2008, she had the opportunity to assist many of Newmarket’s business owners and entrepreneurs.  She met Wes Playter in 2009 and left the field of finance to assist Wes at the Funeral Home. They were married in 2015.

She assists in bookkeeping, maintenance of social media, as a Hostess, participates in community and public service, as well as networking with professionals locally and throughout York Region.

Juli sits as a Board Member for the Elman Campbell Museum and also works closely on several committees in town including; Doane House Hospice, Newmarket Group of Artists, Public Relations Chair for The Terry Fox Run-East Gwillimbury, and a casual volunteer and supporter of INN from the Cold as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters of York Region.  She is also an Associate Member of the Newmarket Veterans Association, The United Empire Loyalist, Simcoe Branch, the IdeaMarket Advisory Panel at the Newmarket Public Library as well as a member of the Women's High Tea Association.  

Juli and Wes currently reside in Downtown Newmarket with their daughter Millicent.

Allana Coolahan, Funeral Director
Email: allana@roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905.895.6631
Fax: 905.895.4747

Allana Coolahan was born in Toronto, but raised in Newmarket.  She began working at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home after graduating from high school in 2006.  She then attended the Funeral Services Education Program at Humber College and became a licensed Funeral Director with the province of Ontario, 2011.  

Herb Fowlie, Funeral Director
Email: herb@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905.895.6631

Herb was born in New Brunswick and moved to Alliston in 1983, after completing High School and NBC College. Herb and his wife Gwen reside in Cookstown and have two children: Amanda and Nick.  Herb is currently working at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home as a Funeral Director. Pursuing a life-long dream to enter this profession, Herb completed the Funeral Services Program at Humber College in May of 2015, becoming a licensed Funeral Director in July 2015.

Catherine Cameron, Funeral Director
Email: catherine@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905.895.6631
Fax: 905.895.4747

Catherine was born in Sarnia, and after living in Calgary, moved to Newmarket in 2007. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School and later studied Police Foundations at Seneca College.  After volunteering at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home as an Assistant Funeral Director, she enrolled into the Funeral Services Education program at Humber College and obtained her license in July of 2017. Catherine is also a volunteer and part-time employee at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Helena Staruch, Director of Advance Planning
Email: helena@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905-830-3087
Fax: 905-895-4747

Helena was born in Britain, and at 19 years of age arrived in Canada as a Nanny. She has worked for a vast variety of families throughout Ontario. After several years she decided to become a hair stylist and cosmotologist. Helena then had the opportunity to work for Assurant Life of Canada as an office manager for the Beaver Agency, later applying for her LLQP insurance license.

In 2015, Helena applied to Humber College to take her Funeral Pre-Planning License. Currently working for Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, Helena says "it is the best decision I have ever made".

Helena is married with children, all of whom are doing well in their own professions. She and her husband have two wonderful grandchildren. Helena has a variety of hobbies, which include gardening, cooking, and DIY.

Spencer Ottmann, Office Manager
Email: spencer@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905.895.6631
Fax: 905.895.4747

Spencer Ottmann happily joined the Roadhouse & Rose team in 2016 as the Office Manager. Born and raised in St. George, Ontario, he moved to Toronto in 2002 and attended The Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario.  He completed his program and received his Advanced Diploma of Interior Design in 2009.

From there, he moved to Newmarket, Ontario in 2009 where he married his husband Derek in 2013. The couple cheerfully reside in downtown Newmarket and enjoy networking with the community as well as travelling throughout the year.

Spencer was employed in Toronto for many years in the promotional product industry. While he is currently employed with Roadhouse & Rose,  Spencer also owns and manages his interior design business ‘Ottmann Empire’, where he designs for many businesses and residential properties in town (Including Roadhouse & Rose). Spencer often collaborates with his husband Derek, who is also self-employed as a contractor. Both Spencer and Derek are trusted by many within the community individually as well as together for their talents.

Brad Bulmer, Assistant Funeral Director
Email: info@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 905.895.6631
Fax: 905-895-4747

Brad was born in Toronto and came to Newmarket as an infant.  Brad is the son of Everett Bulmer, a former long-time Newmarket barber. Brad lives in Newmarket with his wife Cathy and their son Chris.  Brad and Cathy also have two daughters, Leslie and Emily.

Brad attended Huron Heights Secondary School in Newmarket and is a graduate of the Ontario Police College and the Canadian Police College.  He has also received extensive training from the University of North Florida, Northwestern University and Ryerson University in the field of collision investigation and reconstruction. Brad is the recipient of the Governor General’s 30 year Exemplary Police Service award, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee award, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Lifetime Achievement in Traffic Safety award and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Police Partnership award.  He is a former member of the York Region Technical Traffic Advisory Committee, the MTO Traffic Law Expert Committee, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Committee and MADD Canada’s York Region Chapter.  After retiring as a Staff Sergeant from 35 years of service with the York Regional Police, Brad came to the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home in 2015 as an Assistant Funeral Director.

Brad brings to the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home his experience in assisting those in times of need and prides himself on his attention to detail. He is strongly committed to providing exceptional services and support to the people of Newmarket, the surrounding communities and the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home team.

John Molyneaux, Assistant Funeral Director
Email: info@roadhouseandrose.com
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com
Office Phone: 9058956631
Fax: 905-895-4747

John started working at Roadhouse & Rose in 2015.

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario appointed Mr. Molyneaux to the York Regional Police Services Board for a three-year term on November 3, 2010.  John was re-appointed for a further period of three years in 2013.  

Mr. Molyneaux was a civilian member of the Ontario Provincial Police from 1971 to 1976.  During that time he became a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Newmarket Fire Department.  He became a full-time member of that department in 1977.  John worked through the ranks holding the position of Fire Fighter, Suppression Captain, Fire Prevention officer, Deputy Fire Chief and eventually becoming the Fire Chief in 1994.

Mr. Molyneaux was one of the people instrumental in the creation of Central York Fire Services in 2002, a fire service made up of the consolidated fire departments of the Towns of Aurora and Newmarket.  He was honoured to be appointed the first Fire Chief of the newly-created department.  

In 1996, Regional Council appointed Mr. Molyneaux as the Regional Fire Coordinator.  He held that position until his retirement in 2009.  The Regional Fire Coordinator is a member of the Regional Emergency Control Group and plays an important role in developing and implementing emergency management program requirements.

John has also served on the Board of Directors, York Region Branch, St. John Ambulance for many years.

He is the proud recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, the Federal Exemplary Fire Service Medal and the Provincial Fire Service Long Service Medal recognizing 35 years of service.  In 2013, John was appointed by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston as a member of the Order of St. John.

Peter Fleming, Piper
Website: www.roadhouseandrose.com

Our piper, Peter Fleming, took his first lessons at 15 years of age.  He currently competes as a soloist in Grade 2 and is the Pipe Major of the York Regional Police Pipes and Drums.  

Peter plays an extensive repertoire of tunes, from hymns to slow airs and traditional Scottish favourites,  all of which are suitable for funerals and interments.