Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

David Wilton

David Wilton

Cemetery & Crematorium Owner

Over the years, Forest Haven changed hands a few times and as owners came and went, the grounds suffered. People were understandably concerned and upset.

I was one of those people - my mother is buried here and when I saw that the grounds were not being adequately cared for, I knew that something had to be done.

In 2005 I took ownership of Forest Haven. My staff and I have been working tirelessly to return Forest Haven to its previous glory.

I am always open to hearing from you

Telephone: 1-902-562-2005

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James (Jim) Delaney

James (Jim) Delaney

Funeral Director 25 + years

It's been nearly thirty years since I attanded mortuary school in Toronto. Since that time, I've been licensed and employed by some of Ontario's busiest funeral providers, before returning home to Nova Scotia where I also received my license to practice.

Following a rewarding career with the former Loewen Group, I opened the first economical alternative to the traditional funeral home in Halifax and later Saint John, NB. Once popularity grew, I had continous issues with the board who was not only chaired by, but primarily made up of  traditional funeral home owners. Through industry pressure, I closed my Halifax office and sold my interests in New Brunswick to my colleague there.  I then relocated to Florida where I also earned my Associate's Degree in Science, thus obtaining a license to practice and took on the responsibility of managing a central care centre overseeing the embalming, transporting and/or shipping of more than nineteen hundred loved ones annually.

Eventually I returned to Cape Breton and have  been associated with Forest Haven since 2012 where I plan on being until my own retirement.

I feel I have more than enough experience to assist and guide you through what is probably the most difficult time in your life. 

Thanks for visiting our website and if I may offer a single piece of advise, here it is.

"Don't dwell on the inevitable - life is too precious"

In the meantime, I'll gladly answer any concerns you may have

Telephone: 1-902-562-2005

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Lillian Miller

Lillian Miller

Office Manager


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Michelle Wilton

Michelle Wilton

Funeral Director Intern


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