About RetireRite

RetireRite Financial Strategies Inc. was born in 1996, as a way to fully separate my advisor practice from my management role. Building my business under RetireRite means the equity of my practice will be founded on the most trusted names in the financial services industry – London Life, Sun Life, Manulife, to name a few.

At RetireRite, we believe in delivering the highest value with added service and commitment to professionalism, ethics and education. I look for like-minded people to add to the team, and I truly believe that our current team members are as dedicated to our clients as I am. We follow a proven process which includes understanding clients’ goals and current financial position, reviewing their sources of income and savings, developing a confidential, customized retirement investment plan and reviewing and monitoring the plan on an on-going basis.

The Team

Tony Caron
CFP, FMA, C.H.FC, CIM, CLU
I started my career with London Life in 1985 as a Security Advisor in Lindsay, Ontario. After four years as an advisor I was asked to join management, where I held several management roles over the next 27 years, including spending the last 7 as the Regional Director in Simcoe/ Muskoka.

My passion has always been helping clients as a Financial Planner, which is why I continued to service and support a small block of clients while holding management roles. In 2017, I retired from management to focus on working with my clients on a full-time basis.

I strive to provide my clients with educated advice. I am continually upgrading my skills through membership in the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (CAIFA) and by obtaining professional designations such as: Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (CH.F.C.), Certified Investment Manager (CIM), Financial Management Advisor (FMA) and Chartered Strategic Wealth Professional (CSWP).

I take great pride in being able to help people realize their dreams by encouraging them to continue to see the benefits of their discipline. A good financial coach can keep you excited about your objective and celebrate your successes with you. Over the years my clients have become my friends. I am personally invested in providing transparency, value and the highest quality customer service. Our business has grown solely from existing client referrals, and for that we are truly grateful.

“Let’s work together to put more choices in your future.”
– Tony R. Caron
Elizabeth Farquharson
Elizabeth Farquharson
ACS, ALMI, AIRC
Elizabeth joined Freedom 55 Financial in 2009, as an administrative associate. Over the next few years, Elizabeth transitioned to a Marketing Associate position, and has provided administrative support to top producing advisors, wealth consultants and mortgage specialists. She was paired up with Tony in 2015 and has been supporting him, his clients and his business ever since. Elizabeth is a firm believer in building lasting relationships with RetireRite’s clients, as she is often the first point of contact with the team. Elizabeth brings an enormous amount of product and procedural knowledge to the team, and provides exceptional client service and care.

Elizabeth lives in Midhurst with her husband and two sons.

Gary Hurst
Gary Hurst
 
Gary has a degree in Economics and Finance from Western University. He joined London Life as a Financial Security advisor in 1993, and then transitioned in to a management role. As a Manager, he was responsible for growing sales teams, teaching new advisors and developing future business leaders. Two years ago, he made the decision to return to the Financial Security Advisor role and get back to helping his clients achieve their financial goals. Gary says he joined RetireRite because “RetireRite’s reputation for integrity and delivering unparalleled value and service to its clients aligns with my client approach”. Gary’s various roles with London Life have given him a wealth of knowledge and experience that he applies to each of his clients, and he is able to educate his clients about insurance and investing while he works with them to secure their financial future.

Gary and his wife Melissa have three grown children, and enjoy travelling and spending time with family.

Ravella Wiles
Ravella Wiles
CFP
Ravella started her career in 1998 with a large banking institution. Through her various roles as Account Manager, Senior Account Manager and Branch Manager, she formed strong bonds and relationships with her clients. Putting plans in place to help clients realize their goals of home ownership, setting their children up for future success and helping clients transition and enjoy their retirement years was a joy that turned in to a passion. As with many banking careers, Ravella worked in several cities, including Markham, Truro NS, Barrie, Tottenham, Keswick, Kitchener, Toronto and Aurora, before returning to Barrie. Throughout these years and travels, Ravella has continued to maintain strong relationships with many clients she has met along the way.

Ravella joined Freedom 55 Financial in 2017. With her extensive banking and investment experience now coupled with insurance planning, Ravella is truly able to provider her clients with a holistic plan to not only achieve goals but also maintain their lifestyle, even through adversity. Ravella believes that providing her clients information to make an educated decision, charting a strategic plan and executing with diligence are the keys to her clients’ financial success.

Ravella lives in Barrie with her husband and her two children.

Supported by a Team of Experts

When specialized expertise is required, you’re in good hands. We have a team of specialists associated with Freedom 55 Financial that we partner with on tax, law, accounting, investments, insurance, group benefits, mortgages and financial security planning.