Meet the owners

Proud Franco-Ontarians!


Born on a Franco-Ontarian dairy farm, Lynda worked as a food services supervisor in various hospitals for 31 years. Through her personal experiences both at work and at home, Lynda knows how to deal with her guests’ food allergies and intolerances. An antiques enthusiast, Lynda collects and transforms the pieces she adds to her collection, which she started when she was 19.

Lynda has taken 27 psychology and spirituality courses, after which she started to help people feel better in 2012. She practices Reiki and several other healing methods daily. (Holy Fire III – Usui Reiki – Black Pearl Healing).

Lynda also likes to use doTerra essential oils to promote healing. She even adds some to her breakfast items!


Christian was born to a Franco-Ontarian family on an area dairy farm. He adores animals, especially dogs and cows. He was a professional inseminator, providing artificial insemination of cattle for many years. A great nature enthusiast, Christian is also a fan both of NASCAR and automobile races on dirt tracks including all series of DIRTcars, “Super DIRTcars” Big Block series, Modified 358, Sportsman and Pro Stock.


Maggie arrived at La Galerie d’en Avant on September 1st, 2017. She is a small Shih Tzu-Miniature Poodle mix, known as a Shipoo.

She is simply adorable. Maggie is a little bundle of joy as she likes to make people laugh by whirling about with her legs in the air and rolling over.