Our Licensed Staff
Our dedicated licensed staff are always available to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.
ADAM C. TIPERT, CFSP; President
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Adam is a native of New Germany, having grown up in the village, he began working at the local funeral home during his high school years. Graduating from NGRHS, he attended NSCC - Kingstec Campus, Kentville, where he was a graduate of the first class of 1991 of Funeral Services Education. Returning to his home community he began his career in funeral services; later joining the staff of Sweeny's Funeral Home. Adam earned his designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner in 2014 and became owner of C.F. Sweeny's Funeral Homes, Bridgewater and New Germany in 2015. Adam enjoys music, where he shares the role as organist at his local church and is a lay minister. Adam is a member of Nova Voce - Nova Scotia's Provincial Men's Choir; enjoys theatre and travel and is a member of Hillcrest Masonic Lodge, New Germany . Adam is the Chairman of the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and is currently serving as the Nova Scotia Director for the Funeral Service Association of Canada.
WAYNE FISHER - Funeral Director / Embalmer
Growing up between Halifax and Cape Breton Wayne started his Funeral Services career at Mattatall’s Funeral Home in Dartmouth & Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home as a licensed embalmer and funeral director, where he worked for 13 years. He moved to Bridgewater in 1997 to join CF. Sweeny’s Funeral Home and during this time on the South Shore Wayne also worked for the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Office for six years out of the South Shore Regional Hospital as Pathology assistant aiding in the performing of postmortem examinations with the local Pathologist. He is a member of the Bridgewater Branch No. 24 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Wayne is married with two children and three grandchildren.
DARREN CROFT - Funeral Director / Apprentice Embalmer
Darren grew up in Elmwood, Lunenburg County where he attended New Germany Rural High School. Completing his high school, he entered the military where he became a member of the Construction Engineering Flight 143 in Pine Grove. While working part-time with the airfield squadron, Darren began working part-time with the South Shore Crematorium and Removal Service. Darren felt he had a calling in funeral services and therefore, began his employment with Sweeny's Funeral Home in 2015 and became a registered apprentice in both funeral directing and embalming. He is currently working full-time with the funeral home and is a full-time student with the NSCC working on his Funeral and Applied Sciences certification. Darren successfully received his funeral director's license in August 2017.
TRACY JONAH - Apprentice Funeral Director
Born in Halifax and grew up in Dartmouth, Tracy completed high school and continued her education at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, completing her Bachelor of English and Sociology in 2004; she went on to successfully complete her Masters in Women’s Studies in 2007 through the inter-school partnership with Saint Mary’s and Mount Saint Vincent Universities. Recently, along with her husband and children, they moved to the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Tracy is registered student with NSCC – Funeral and Applied Sciences program where she is studying for her Funeral Director’s Certificate while working with our funeral home as an apprentice. Tracy is learning to play the cello and has a passion for costume designing and photography.
Administration & Support Staff
Our administration and support staff are always working diligently to help our families in the many facets which take place in our offices and behind the scenes.
IVAN NORTON - Funeral Assistant
An ordained minister of The United Church of Canada, he served as minister of Bridgewater United Church from 1997 - 2012. He had thoughts of becoming a funeral director before he went to university. Having worked in close association with the funeral profession all of his professional career, he is pleased to work with the Sweeny's staff. Ivan is now pursuing a lifelong interest in retirement.
YVONNE NAUSS - Office Administrator & Accounting, Bridgewater
Yvonne was born and raised in Toronto. She moved to Bridgewater in 1990 to raise her daughter Nevada close to her family at home and Mahone Bay. She has worked for a variety of companies in Bridgewater including 15 years at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She currently lives in Mill Village with her husband Kenny and many furry and feathered animals on their small farm. She enjoys hiking, boating and taking “Frenchy” bus trips along with spending time with her 3 grandsons, Austin, Jaxson and Cashel.
JANET TIPERT - Office Assistant & Memorial Secretary, New Germany
Janet has been employed at the New Germany branch office, since 1994; assisting with visitation, greeting families and answering questions at the 'receiving desk' with a familiar face from the community of New Germany, from which she has been a resident for many years. Janet is active within her community, serving on many and various groups and organizations, especially her church as a lay-minister and secretary of Parish Council. Janet is the wife of Gary and together, they have two children and two grandchildren.