MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Homes Ltd. Has been owned and operated by the MacKenzie Family since 1952.  Robert (Bob) and Isabelle (Cuyler) MacKenzie first purchased the business in Lucknow from the late William Davidson.  In 1986 their daughter Joan MacKenzie-Pollard and her husband John Pollard took over the family business.

The MacLennan Funeral Home in Ripley was purchased by William (Bill) and Helen McCreath in 1967.  Bill had worked for Neil McLennan at the funeral home and furniture store for several years prior.  The present business became MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home when Bill McCreath partnered his business with Bob MacKenzie in Lucknow.  In 1992 the Ripley location was also purchased by Joan and John.

In 2009 Joan and John’s daughter Amy Pollard-Fry and daughter-in-law Maryellen Pollard purchased the family business and now own and operate both Lucknow and Ripley locations.  Their family is also involved with the business.  Joan and John continues to help along with their husbands Steve Fry and Jeff Pollard. Presently a third generation business, MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Homes is, and will continue to be a family owned and operated business.