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Our Staff


It is our goal to provide a warm, homelike atmosphere in which to gently support those needing our services at a very difficult time in their lives. We at Belvedere Funeral Home are "caring individuals dedicated to serving the people in our community".

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Paul Daigle

Paul Daigle

Owner, Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director

Paul was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. He had a keen interest in funeral services from an early age. Paul enrolled in a co-op program in High School and began working at a local funeral home and quickly knew this was his passion. He graduated from the NSCC Community College, receiving a diploma in Funeral and Allied Health Services in 1998. He received his funeral directors and embalmers licence in 1999. Paul has served as Managing Director at Fundy Funeral Home, Saint John, for 20 years, where they served several hundred families a year and brings a tremendous amount of experience. Paul is the proud father of his daughter Julia, who recently graduated as an LPN and is working at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Paul is looking forward to meeting and serving the community of Charlottetown and surrounding areas. 

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William J. Sampson

William J. Sampson

Owner

Bill was born and raised in North Sydney, Cape Breton, NS, second youngest of nine children. He began working at his local funeral home part time at an early age. Bill became very interested in funeral services. He graduated from NSCC Community College, receiving a diploma in in Funeral and Allied Health Services in 1992. He received his funeral directors and embalmers license in 1993. Bill worked at Dooley’s Funeral Home, North Sydney for 11 years. He then became the Atlantic Provinces Representative for the Dodge Chemical Company, serving the funeral profession traveling to all funeral homes in Atlantic Canada, giving technical and educational seminars. Bill also volunteered with Bobby’s Hospice in Saint John and served 19 years as an Auxiliary Constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his best buddy Henry his German Shepard. Bill is looking forward to meeting and serving the community of Charlottetown and surrounding areas. 

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Faye Doucette

Faye Doucette

B.A. B.Ed. C.F.S.P. Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director

Faye, a founding partner of Belvedere Funeral Home, is the Past President of Belvedere Funeral Home and has been involved in funeral service since 1993. She obtained a teaching certificate from Prince of Wales College in 1965 and taught high school Mathematics at O’Leary High School and Colonel Gray Senior High School. She went on to complete her B.A. and B.Ed. at UPEI.

Faye graduated from Mount Royal College in Calgary with a Certificate in Funeral Directing and Embalming with Honors, and is a Licensed Embalmer, Funeral Director and Certified Crematory Operator. She is the Past President of the Funeral Association of Canada and Past President of the Prince Edward Island Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association She has served as General Chair Person and Director of the Atlantic Provinces Funeral Directors and Service Convention. On November 16, 2010 Faye earned the designation CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) granted by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Faye’s husband, Eric, predeceased her in 1998. She lives in Sherwood and has four daughters and nine grandchildren. Faye is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Stratford, enjoys reading and being with people. She is an active member of St. Pius X Church. 


Craig Bryanton

Craig Bryanton

Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director

Craig had been involved in funeral service since 1987 serving the people of Montague area with Ferguson’s Montague Funeral Home before joining Belvedere Funeral Home staff in June of 2011.

Craig became a licensed embalmer and funeral director in 1993 and became a Certified Crematory Operator in 2011.

Craig and his wife Donna live in Stratford. Craig enjoys curling, strolling PEI’s beautiful beaches, and touring the Maritime provinces with his wife Donna. 


Willard MacKay

Willard MacKay

Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director

Willard graduated from Bathurst High School and immediately pursued a career in funeral service, which has spanned 50+ years serving people in both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. He graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming in Boston, MA.

Upon conclusion of this advanced program, he returned to Moncton to complete the apprenticeship required to be licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer for the province of New Brunswick in 1965. Willard served in Moncton, Bathurst, Miramichi, Montague and Charlottetown.

He holds dual licences – NB and PEI – and presently serves on the Executive of the Prince Edward Island Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association. He married his high school sweetheart in 1966 and after 51 years of marriage to Ellen, cancer claimed her life. Willard and Ellen have two children, Peg and Jason and five grandchildren all from Miramichi, NB.

On October 5, 2019, Willard and Faye were married and live in Charlottetown. Willard continues to maintain close relationships in Miramichi where he continues to be a faithful member of St. James and St. John United Church. 


Shawn Williamson

Shawn Williamson

Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director

Shawn graduated from the Funeral Director’s and Embalmer's Licensure Program with the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2020. He is new to the funeral profession, having recently retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served for 32 years as an Air Navigator and Air Combat Systems Officer in the Maritime Helicopter Community.

Shawn attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, British Columbia and obtained a Bachelor of Military Arts and Science from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. A graduate of the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff Program at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, he was appointed Commanding Officer of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in Patricia Bay, British Columbia from 2015 to 2017. His final posting was to England, where he instructed at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Shawn has a great love for and interest in people, which will serve him well in funeral service. As a veteran, Shawn is a strong supporter of the Funeral Service Foundation's and the ICCFA Educational Foundation's "Journey to Serve" Program, an initiative that is also supported by the Funeral Service Association of Canada (FSAC). Shawn currently volunteers on FSAC's Board of Directors representing the Eastern Region and is also a member of the PEI Funeral Services and Professions Board Investigation Committee, where he serves as chairperson. 

Originally from Vancouver Island, he now lives in East Suffolk with his wife Catherine. He has five children: Steven, Rhiannon, Riley Mae, Andrew, and Sarah. 


Devin Somers

Devin Somers

Apprentice Embalmer and Funeral Director

Devin has been with us since August of 2020, after spending more than 30 years in customer service. He grew up in Montague, PEI where he graduated from Montague Regional High School, along with his high school sweetheart, who is now is wife of 27 years.

Prior to joining our team at Belvedere Funeral Home, Devin worked in the men’s clothing industry for 22 years. Throughout these years of service, Devin worked at various positions but most recently as store manager. These years of service provided him with the opportunity to service his community, to mentor and teach his teams, both on and off the island.

Devin continues his commitment to service at Belvedere Funeral Home and will continue to do the same in the years to come. He is excited to be pursuing the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensure Program with the Canadian College of Funeral Services, while continuing to work full time at Belvedere Funeral Home as a licenced Apprentice.

Devin likes spending time with his family, especially his wife and two “Fur Children”, Saoirse (the cat) and Finnigan (the black lab), as well as his two nephews Maverick and Sawyer. Much time is spent outdoors “Jeepin”, hiking, fishing, hunting, and enjoying bonfires, all with Finnigan in tow. Devin also tries his hand at cooking and woodworking and likes to pass time reading. He especially enjoys reading about Ireland and Scotland, which he and his wife explored in 2017 and hope to visit again someday.

Devin is please to be part of the Belvedere Funeral Home family and looks forward to serving his community in the coming years.


Hannah MacMillan

Hannah MacMillan

Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director

Hannah graduated from the Funeral Services Program at the Keyin College in Grand Falls/Windsor, NF in 2021. She joined the staff at Belvedere Funeral Home immediately after graduating, where she works as a licensed Funeral Director and apprentice Embalmer. 

Hannah lives in Charlottetown with her two cats, Benson and Johnny. 


Kim McGuigan

Kim McGuigan

Office Administration

Kim, who was born and raised on Prince Edward Island, has been with Belvedere Funeral Home since February, 2022. Upon completion of high school, Kim continued her education and graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Arts, as well as Mount Saint Vincent, Saint Mary’s, and Dalhousie Universities with a Master of Arts. She later acquired her Life Skills Coach Certification from Holland College.  Prior to joining our team, Kim served her community for 21 1/2 years working with victims of domestic violence. She continues her commitment to service at Belvedere Funeral Home. Kim enjoys spending time with family (especially her husband and nephews), reading, going for walks with her dog and teaching him new things, and spending time outdoors. Kim is pleased to be welcomed into the Belvedere Funeral Home family and looks forward to serving her community in the years to come.  


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