Meet Our Staff
Michael Humphrey - started with us as a co-op student from our local high school at the age of 17 and quickly showed signs of sincere interest in funeral service. Mike went on to work part time until he completed high school and in 1985 entered Humber College in Toronto in the Funeral Service program. Mike returned to us to do his in-service training and has remained with us since, receiving his funeral director's license in 1987. Mike's attention to detail and his "obsession" with cleanliness have made him invaluable to us. Mike assumes all the duties of a funeral director, dealing with families, in arranging and pre-arranging funerals and is a meticulous embalmer, who has developed a wonderful merge between art and science. That same attention to detail is also apparent with his maintenance work in and outside the funeral home and is becoming renowned with his gardening abilites as well. Mike is active in the Kinsmen Club of Picton, where he has served as past president. Mike prides himself as our "idea man" and his enthusiasm and pride in his work have made him valuable to all of us.
Rob Manlow - has been with us since 1996 but he makes us feel that he has been with us forever. Rob is well known to our community as he is a "local boy", and was well respected for his work as a paramedic with the local ambulance service in Prince Edward County. Rob is not a licensed funeral director, however, his paramedic training has made him a natural in assuming the many roles here at the funeral home. His kindness and patience are virtues that many know Rob by and are evident with his work here at the funeral home. Rob serves our community with his role in the Prince Edward Fire Department where he has served for over 25 years! Rob was promoted to District Deputy Chief in 2007 and brings pride to that role. Rob's warm and out-going nature bring much comfort to the families that Whattam's serves. Rob and his wife Cathy enjoy camping and being grandparents.
Benjamin Ens - has just joined our team this past September. Benjamin received his Funeral Director's license in 1996. He apprenticed at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home in Toronto and continued his career there as a licensed Funeral Director until 2006. Benjamin and his family decided to move to 'The County' in 2006 when he decided to assume a career in Real Estate. After a couple of years Ben realized he missed the Funeral Industry and accepted a position at Whattam's. We are delighted that Ben has decided to continue his career in Funeral Service and has chosen Whattam's to resume this career. Benjamin's wife Heather, their daughter Elise and their son Thomas live in East Lake and enjoy family outings, particularly to the Sandbanks and hiking. Benjamin enjoys old movies, is an accomplished painter and plays guitar. The Ens family are delighted to call The County their home and enjoy being part of the Emmanuel Baptist Church congregation.
Wendy Davis - is known within as the organizer of the company. Wendy keeps the files in order, takes care of all the paper work on funerals and is the "creative" mind of Whattam's. Wendy looks after the inventory of just about everything, keeps the donations in order and is usually the soft warm voice at the end of the phone. Wendy is well known and respected for her many volunteer efforts in our community, especially at Picton United Church, where she has served in many capacities from Sunday School Superintendant to the part-time volunteer secretary and official board member. Wendy has spent relentless hours with Hospice Prince Edward where she presently serves as president. She has also become one of Prince Edward's finest fund raisers as well! Wendy's dedication to her family, the funeral home and the community have become her trademark. Wendy enjoys the computer, loves to read and be involved with Tai Chi and therapeutic touch and is interested in many other holistic sciences.
Mark Davis - began his career in high school in his home town of Fort Erie where he started in 1974. Mark attended Humber College and graduated in 1977 with honours from the college as well as his provincial exams. Mark apprenticed and worked in Toronto and with his wife Wendy purchased the Earle Elliott Funeral Home in Toronto and then a short time later purchased the Whattam Funeral Home in Picton. Mark oversees the day to day operation of the funeral home from arrangements to embalming and the business aspect as well. Mark has served the community with his involvement in the Hospital Foundation, Children's Aid Society and high school council. Mark has a passion for car cleaning and lawn maintenance and enjoys fishing when there is time.