Chatham Funeral Director
Moving from Chatham at the age of 8, Wallaceburg is where Leigh-Anne spent her childhood and most of her adult years.
Hired by Julius Van Den Bossche at the age of 16 for the Co-operative Education Program at Wallaceburg District Secondary School, a passion for Funeral Services was introduced. Receiving her Funeral Directors Licence in 1993, she continued her career for many years in Wallaceburg. Within her professional years she saw a need for grief support and has been trained as a Grief Recovery Specialist.
Nine years ago, Port Lambton was next on the map with her children, Miranda, Griffen and Marisa VanDamme, who actively take part in Wallaceburg District Secondary School’s activities and community sports. In the new school year, Miranda will begin her second year in the RPN program at Lambton College, Griffen will be in his last year of high school and Marisa will be in Grade 10.
Her mother, Pam Perrin worked many years at the CIBC Bank in Chatham, Wallaceburg and Sombra. In 1995 she joined TD Bank Wallaceburg until her retirement. Sadly in 2010, Leigh-Anne’s father, James Perrin passed away and was the manager of Customer Service at Libby St. Clair until its closure and then was the owner of the former Rich-Hills, then known as Perrin’s Clothing. Her brother Chad, his wife Kelly and children, Brennen and Ava reside in Corunna.
Her compassion and experience has led her to the McKinlay Funeral Home in Chatham.
She is a member of the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise and is past president of the Western Ontario Funeral Service Association.
Holding the Co-operative Education Program at the Wallaceburg District Secondary School near and dear to her, she donates yearly for the Top Student for this program.
She has been involved in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, The Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride and the Wallaceburg Dragon Boat Race.
Jim and Pam's first grand daughter Miranda