Who We Are

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Our goal is to help you simplify the complex financial decisions you face, providing you with clear, accurate information and understandable options to meet your insurance needs. As qualified insurance brokers, we are able to provide you with quotes from a number of insurance providers – so that you are sure you’re choosing the policies and insurance structure best suited to your unique needs.

The Team at Simplified Financial has years of combined financial industry experience. It is our mission to provide our clients with the best advice, service and products available to them through the experience and expertise of our team and associates. Contact us anytime. We are always happy to assist you. Get Simplified.


Where We Came From…Our Founder, John McDermott

In loving memory of Our Founder, John McDermott

Born and raised in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, John McDermott emigrated to Canada in 1974, settling in Maple Ridge with his family. But it wasn’t until 1982, that John discovered a passion for the insurance business and started Simplified Financial followed a few years later by Simplified Benefit Systems.

John’s business success was very much a by-product of a life lived fully with love and compassion for others. Whether you were a casual acquaintance, client, intimate friend or a stranger passing by on the street, it was impossible not to feel comfortable and cared for in John’s presence. No small thing considering the soft Irish lilt that so often made his many entertaining stories nearly impossible to understand.

Those of us who were privileged to have known him were beguiled by both his immense kindness and his unmitigated sense of mischief. It was a rare thing to catch John without a twinkle in his eyes and a grin twitching up at the corners of his mouth.

John lived his life with integrity, with love and with passion. He wasn’t a tall man, but his presence could fill a room. He will be missed..