Our Staff

Ian R. J. Cooper, Owner, Funeral Director

Ian is long-time resident of Haldimand County.  In 1974, he moved with his parents, Martyn and Brenda, to the village of Jarvis where Martyn opened a brand new funeral home.  Ian is the eldest of 4 siblings and after working out of the area for several years, in 1996 he returned to and currently resides in Jarvis with his wife, Lisa.  Together they raised 4 children, Rebecca, Sarah, Michael and David.  In 2004, Ian and Lisa purchased Cooper Funeral Home in Jarvis from Martyn and Brenda.  Ian and Lisa, along with his parents, continue to serve the Jarvis community and surrounding areas with a dedication to compassionate care and personalized service, as described by our founding motto: "Serving You As We Would Be Served"

On May 1, 2018, 23 years to the day that Gord Minor purchased Ballard-McDonald Funeral Home from Dennis McDonald, Ian and Lisa purchased the Ballard Minor Funeral Home from Gord and Bev Minor.  Ian and Lisa have pledged to continue the superior level of care with dignity and professionalism that the community has come to expect from Ballard Minor Funeral Home.

Gordon H. Minor, Funeral Director

Gord grew up in Wainfleet. He apprenticed in Toronto. He graduated from the funeral service program at the Banting Institute, and was licensed in 1965. Over the years he served in various funeral homes in Southern Ontario. In 1995 Gord and his wife Bev purchased the funeral home in Dunnville.  In retirement, Gord will continue to be part of the communities of Dunnville and Wainfleet and will on occasion be present at visitations and funeral services.

Gord and Bev have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.


  • Edna Richardson
  • Irene Sider
  • John Snip
  • Lorne Sorge
  • Judy Stevenett
  • Ken Stevenett