Estate Planning Specialist
You’re the biggest beneficiary.
Colin Ardill stays humble. Even so, he’s not shy about being a man on a mission: to overturn 150 years of misunderstanding about life insurance, one day at a time.
Most Canadians see only one dimension to life insurance: that it’s of no use to the living. But Colin sees it in three dimensions. There is the death benefit that everyone can see – but life insurance also provides tax-exempt growth, and it allows the holder to spend more money in retirement than they otherwise could. Says Colin: “The person buying the policy is going to be the biggest beneficiary.”
Colin has been in the estate planning business for over 15 years. His core purpose – the heart of everything he does – is to leave everyone he meets better off.
Senior Trust Advisor
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Karen Snowdon-Steacy is responsible for managing a complex book of accounts, and services clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Karen works with individuals, families and businesses to provide customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a Power of Attorney, Karen can help. Karen also has expertise and experience in advising on Philanthropic and Charitable Giving strategies for clients who wish to leave a lasting legacy.
A graduate of Victoria University at the University of Toronto specializing in history and political science, Karen has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). Karen is a full member of STEP.
With 25 years of experience, Karen is well known within the local Estate and Trust industry and delivers well-balanced advice by staying abreast of product, industry, investment, tax and legislative developments. With a career focused on building client relationships, she is dedicated to providing assistance in the preservation, management and transfer of wealth between generations by providing solutions to implement clients’ estate, trust and philanthropic plans.
Premier Banking Advisor
As a Premier Banking Advisor for the Greater Kingston region, Frances Kerr works as a single point of contact, providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of Dominion Securities and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors across the region, she provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day-to-day banking and credit solutions.
Frances has 21 years of experience in the financial services industry, including over 17 years with RBC. Prior to her current role, she worked as a Banking Advisor and a Mortgage Specialist with RBC.
Respected by her clients and her peers, she has received regular recognition as a top performer at RBC, including as a member of the RBC Presidents Club and a Bronze Award Winner. She holds a Business Diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology.
Committed to giving back to her community, Frances has volunteered with Brighton Health Centre, Junior Achievement, Hospice Fund Raisers and Christmas at Presqu'ile.
Frances was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and has two sons in post education. Her hobbies include camping, traveling, curling and entertaining family and friends.