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All of our licenced directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  We are proud to have them on our staff.

Mike W. Zinck, President/Owner
Office Phone: 902-634-3942
Fax: 902-634-4192

As the son of a United Church Minister, Mike learned early on in his career the fundamentals of offering sensitivity and understanding in times of grief. This philosophy is the foundation of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home and a legacy which Mike continues to offer today.

Mike began his career in 1980 while employed with Ettinger's Funeral home in Shubenacadie, NS. He then obtained his funeral directors licence while employed with Cadman's Funeral Home in Moncton, N.B.

Longing to return to his hometown of Lunenburg, in 1984 Mike welcomed the opportunity to operate and manage the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home. In 1988 he then purchased the company, from former owner C. Stewart Veinotte. 1999 marked the beginning of a new era for Mike and the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home with the move to a new and expanded facility in a wonderfully restored Georgian style home.  

Set against the history and beauty of Lunenburg, Mike continues the Dana L. Sweeny Funerals Home's legacy of caring and guidance for people in need.

Mike is actively involved in the community serving on the local Board of Trade, several local festival committees, a community choir, and is also an active member of Central United Church. He also serves on the Board of the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia.

Mike P. Thornborrow, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Office Phone: 1-902-634-3942

Michael was raised in Burlington, Ont. and received his Funeral Service Education from Humber College in 2007.  Prior to moving to Nova Scotia, Michael worked at L. G. Wallace Funeral Home in Hamilton and Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home in Ancaster, Ontario.  

In the summer of 2010, Michael moved to the Lunenburg area  and began his career with Mike Zinck at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home. Michael has two grown children, Erica and Tristan, and his partner Rachel and her son Daniel.

Over the years, Michael has been an active volunteer with the Scouting Movement, Meals on Wheels, the Riverport and District Lions Club, Riverport Fire Commission and Unicorn Theatre.. He and Rachel enjoy down time riding their motorcycles, as well as camping and enjoying all that life on the South Shore has to offer.

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