Our Family and staff

Andrew Hodges

Licensed funeral director and owner Andrew Hodges graduated from Humber College’s Funeral Service Education Program in 2002, and worked at Trull Funeral Homes in Toronto. Seeking to better serve families (and to spend more time with his bride Andrea), Andrew and Andrea purchased the former Robert G. Sass Funeral Home in 2003, and purchased the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel in 2012. Andrew has been an active member in the community over the years, as a former member of the St. Marys Optimist Club, St. Marys Youth Centre, Parish Council at Holy Name of Mary and Kinsmen Club of St. Marys. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys tennis and badminton, karaoke, and spending time with wife Andrea and daughter Charlotte.

Email: andrew@hodgesfuneralhome.ca

Andrea Macko

Co-owner and administrator Andrea Macko entered funeral service by marriage; she and Andrew have been married since 2002. With a background in journalism, Andrea served as reporter and columnist for the St. Marys Journal Argus and was most recently Events Coordinator for the Town of St. Marys. Andrea was a driving force behind the restoration of the town's tennis courts, sat on the board of the St. Marys Healthcare Foundation and volunteers her media skills in a variety of capacities. She currently sits on two municipal committees and is a board member of the St. Marys Farmers' Market. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys tennis, badminton, cycling and cooking, as well as spending time with husband Andrew and daughter Charlotte.

Jamie Hahn

Part-time staff member Jamie Hahn is well known in St. Marys; he served as the town's Mayor for many years.  Jamie’s memory of residents past and present is impressive to witness when people attend visitations and funerals. Jamie is enjoying retirement from political life with wife Joan, children and grandchildren.

Gary Mallalieu

Part-time staff member Gary is a St. Marys native, married to Cynthia with two daughters.

He graduated from the Funeral Education Service Program at Humber College in 2016.

In addition to being a funeral assistant, Gary is a Certified Funeral Celebrant and is available to officiate services (and other occasions), taking time to help families in "the times in life that matter most".
Click here for his Facebook page.

Gary is also a Wellness Coordinator (resident visitor and chaplain) at Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys.

Jeff F. Sager

Part-time staff member Jeff F. Sager was born and raised in St. Marys.  Married over 40 years to his wife Deb, they have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Jeff through helping, caring, comforting and serving others, now in retirement he remains active within our community.
Jeff served over 42 years as a Paramedic, Commander and Acting Deputy Chief with Perth County Paramedic Services. Jeff is now retired from that position and is the Chaplain for the St.Marys Fire Department and works part time with Greenwood Court Nursing Home in Stratford as their Pastor. Jeff is also ordained as a Lay Pastoral Minister, offering religious and non-religious services to all.

Click here for Jeff's website.

Mr. Pickles

Mr. Pickles is the youngest member of the Hodges Funeral Home team. Born in February 2023, he continues to train as welcoming committee and unofficial grief counsellor. Mr. Pickles enjoys chew toys and belly rubs and has received the coveted "employee of the month" award every month since his arrival in April 2023.

Mr. Pickles is a distant relative of Agnes, who presided over the funeral home for more than 15 years. Click here for her memorial page.

Photos of human staff courtesy of Lucid Musings Photography