Morley Bedford Funeral Service

Morley Bedford is truly a family operated business,
yet is supported by some of the finest men and
women in this profession.

Our Directors strive to continue the Bedford
philosophy of listening and understanding that
has won the respect of the people and community
since 1919.

Bob is currently the longest serving licensed funeral director in Toronto. Working with his uncle, Morley Bedford, the founder of Bedford Funeral Services, Bob learned early the value of innovation and personal service. He has been helping the families of North Toronto for over 50 years, and served a term on The Ontario Board of Funeral Services.

Bob has had extensive involvement in many community organizations, and is currently a leader in the Interfaith Community, an initiative that brings all community religious leaders together to share and celebrate their faith. He is an active Rotarian, and has served with the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton for over 40 years. rwcrawford@morleybedford.ca

During his years at St. Andrew’s College and McGill University, Alan combined academics with a love of sports. He participated in rugby, golf and cricket at S.A.C. and went on to captain both the hockey and football teams. Alan attended McGill University and played for the Redmen varsity hockey team. Alan’s abilities carried him on to a professional hockey career in Europe, before returning home to North Toronto to join the family business.

Drawing on his hockey experiences, Alan has coached several local teams and currently serves as the Mentor Coach for the North Toronto Hockey Association. Together with his wife Jennifer, he has instituted a number of athletic initiatives to benefit the youngsters in the community, including: the North Toronto Lacrosse Association and North Toronto 3on3 Hockey Organization. alcrawford@morleybedford.ca

After graduating from Leaside High School, Philip furthered continued studies at The University of Windsor. Being an avid sportsman Philip enjoyed an extensive athletic career, participating in North Toronto Hockey and the Leaside Baseball Association.

As a tireless contributor to North Toronto, Philip currently sits on the board of several community service organizations dedicated to improving the lives of seniors. He currently volunteers his time and creativity with P.O.I.N.T., Meals on Wheels, and Out of the Cold. He is a board member of the Isabel & Arthur Meighen Centre and President of the Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill. He enjoys running, golf, cycling, his beloved Blue Jays, and spending weekends with his wife and 2 daughters. Phil’s approachable and gregarious manner, together with his warmth and friendliness provide him with a gift for building relationships and helping people feel at ease in difficult situations. philcrawford@morleybedford.ca

For Troy, family and friends are everything, and therefore the decision to leave his hometown near Ottawa was major. Since 2001 he has settled comfortably into the Yonge/Eglinton community, enjoying the bustle of this active neighbourhood. He is an avid musician, and plays trumpet in the local community based Festival Wind Orchestra.

Troy is an automobile enthusiast, and spends free time cooking, relaxing with friends, and planning his next trip. Troy’s confidence, vibrant personality and social nature, combined with his fastidiousness make him an outstanding funeral director. troykedrosky@morleybedford.ca

Cynthia formerly worked in the Toronto film and television industry for ten years. She transitioned into the funeral services profession because of her desire to help others in need. She joined Morley Bedford in 2004 as an intern and continues to enjoy a fulfilling career.

In her free time, Cynthia enjoys riding her scooter, swimming, travelling, live theatre, and attending local film events such as the Inside Out and Hot Docs Film Festivals. Recently, she became a volunteer with Bereaved Families of Ontario - Toronto, facilitating their bereavement support groups.

Cynthia's exceptional sincerity, compassion, and down-to-earth demeanour earn her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and the families that she serves. cynthiaswitzer@morleybedford.ca

Robert has been involved in funeral service since 1972. After graduation from Humberside Collegiate in Toronto, he attended Humber College to become a funeral director. Robert started at Morley Bedford in 1978. Paralleling Robert’s funeral service career, is playing the bassoon. He has played with the North York Concert Orchestra, and now continues with the Pickering Community Concert Band as principal bassoonist. Robert served as vice president of the band from 2008 – 2012. In the early 1990’s, Robert was a fund raiser with Bereaved Families of Ontario.

His interests include music, canoeing, outdoor activities, and is now getting very good at training chipmunks. bobpollard@morleybedford.ca

Morley Bedford Funeral Services Ltd. 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1A8 Tel. 416-489-8733 Fax 416-489-1810