Meet Our Staff
Meet the Staff of Benson-Shields Funeral Homes
Bill Shields and Gwen Hogg (nee Fallis) - Gwen is born and raised in Millbrook and is the daughter of Trevor and Carole Fallis. Growing up on the Fallis Line, Gwen is no stranger to Millbrook and the surrounding area. After raising her three children here and spending sometime working at the local Foodland, Gwen now is also part owner and operates her own Restuarant in Peterborough. Captain's Seafood Chicken and Ribs is a major part of Gwen's days but she still finds time to support the funeral home on a regular basis, often behind the scenes.
Bill started his career in Toronto in 1985 and has worked in Toronto, Trenton/Campbellford and Lindsay before realising his 30+ year dream in Fallis-Shields Funeral Homes. Bill also has three children that are in various stages in their lives. He is a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 402 in Millbrook. Gwen and Bill are both very happy and proud to be here in Millbrook.
Victoria "Tori" Coke - Tori was born and raised in Guelph ON. At the age of 15 Tori began exploring Funeral Services in Guelph completing her dream as a Licenced Funeral Director by graduating from Humber College, Toronto North Campus in June of 2014.
Tori worked in Lindsay for 2.5 years before coming to the Benson-Shields Funeral Homes in February 2016. We are honoured and grateful to have such a wonderful and caring young lady on staff who excels at taking care of her family's each and every day. In her past time, Tori enjoys her time preforming with the Kawartha Kavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.
Alex Ruth - Funeral Director Assistant "A" Team
Alex is a lifetime member of the community. He and his wife Margaret live on their farm in Cavan.
Alex brings tremendous value to our firm with his freindly approach and caring attitute. He has been active on local Council for many years and several Committiees and Boards. Alex is a Mason, a Legion Member among many other groups and associations. Alex is our hearse driver and greeter.
George Wilson - Funeral Director Assistant
George is retired from G.M. He and his wife Arlene live in Cavan. They have 3 sons who also live and are active in the community.
George assists our firm in all aspects of serving our client families. George has many interests including Antique cars and tractors, and maple syrup production. George is always ready to help out whenever called upon.
Jean Lush - Hostess
Jean is an active member of St. John's Anglican Church Ida. Jean has been with our firm since we opened in 2006 and coordinates our receptions. She is a wonderful asset to our team with her pleasant and caring manner.