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Dean Ross

Dean Ross
Owner of Parkview Funeral Chapels Ltd. & Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium

• Father of two sons, Colton and Carter-Ray, grandson Ethan Wesley
• Started as an Apprentice Embalmer at Pierson's Funeral Service Ltd., Calgary
• Graduate of the Alberta School of Mortuary Science
• Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Embalmer
• Graduate of numerous Grief Recovery Training Seminars
• Authorized Memorial Counsellor for Sunset Memorial & Stone Ltd.
• President of the Alberta Funeral Service Association
• Owner of Parkview Funeral Chapels (1985) Ltd. in Castor and Coronation areas
• Owner of Stettler Funeral Home and Crematorium
*Past Director with Alberta Funeral Service Association
• Director of the Quarter Horse Association of Alberta
• American Quarter Horse Association Approved International Judge
• Owner/Operator of Dean Ross Training Centre, Coronation, Alberta since 1994
• Director American Quarter Horse Association  -  Vice Chairman of Castor Recreation Board

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
Verna Rock

Verna Rock
Manager - Funeral Director/Embalmer

• Born in Stettler and raised in Botha, Alberta
• Graduated from William E. Hay High School, Stettler
• Graduated from Mount Hood College in Portland, Oregon with a degree in Mortuary Science
• Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Embalmer
• Funeral Directors Internship at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Portland, OR
• Employed by Parkview / Stettler Funeral Chapels since 1995
• Member of Stettler Bereavement Care Council
• Authorized Memorial Counselor for Sunset Memorial and Stone Ltd.
*  Past Vice President of Alberta Funeral Service Regulatory Board
*  Board of Directors Bar Harbour Camp
• Worked with Victim Services with Stettler R.C.M.P. for 16 years
• Mother of one son Spencer (Lori) and one daughter Suzanne
• Grandmother of three granddaughters Miranda, Haley and Serenity and a large extended family
• Cooking, baking, reading and sewing

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
Corinne Adair

Corinne Adair
Funeral Director/Embalmer

• Born in Stettler and raised in the Donalda area with 10 brothers and sisters
• Graduated from Wm. E. Hay High School
• Mother of two daughters Laura and Amy, son in law Robin Brazenall, new grandma to Bodhi Oscar William Brazenall
• Employed at Canalta for 10 years in the service industry of Hotel/Motel Management
• Employed at Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium since 2006
• Graduate of Alberta School of Mortuary Science
• Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Embalmer
• Hobbies and interests include a love of family, flowers, wildlife, nature and the great outdoors, reading, flying, meteorology, the news and her border collie Smiley

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
Calvin Blauel

Calvin Blauel
Funeral Director/Embalmer

Calvin grew up in Castor and followed his dad Albert Blauel’s footsteps in Funeral Service, completing his apprenticeship with Winter's Funeral Home of Drumheller.  He worked at Winter's Funeral Homes in Hanna, Drumheller and Three Hills until 1981.  In 1998, Calvin went to work for Stettler Funeral Home, working with Dean Ross, Verna Rock, Corinne Nattestad.
Looking back, when Calvin worked for Winter's in Drumheller, they were also on call for ambulance.  The funeral coach was used for funerals and as an ambulance. If they received a call for ambulance they would put the light on the roof and head out.  How times have changed.  Calvin was always very compassionate about his work and the families he met and cared for.
Living in a small town, everybody knows everybody, so phone calls at home and meeting families become very personal.
Calvin refereed hockey for over 35 years, and held a Level 4 refereeing Junior A hockey.    He is also an past member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Stettler.  
Calvin is married to Wendy for 40 years this June and has one daughter, Jennifer and her husband Don and granddaughters Mikayla and Brooklyn.  

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
Shannon 'Saar' Shirley

Shannon 'Saar' Shirley
Funeral Director

*Born and raised in Big Valley to parents Allan and Nora Saar
*Graduated Wm. E. Hay High School in 1991
*Completed University of Great Falls with Degree in Criminal Justice
*Graduated Alberta Funeral Directing in 1997
*Presently General Manager at Ramada Hotel
*Married and has four wonderful boys Andrew, Adam, Ryan, Reid
*Finds fulfillment in meeting families during their difficult times
*Enjoys time with family, community involvement, boating and fishing

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
Barry Haner

Barry Haner
Funeral Attendant

• Born and raised in Red Willow
• Took schooling Red Willow, Stettler, graduating Wm. E. Hay High School
• Graduated SAIT as architectural draftsman and worked in Calgary
• Married to Terry Penosky from Botha for over 40 years, parents of four children and grandfather to nine grandchildren
• Long time member of local AG Society and other community associations

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
Betty Jean Goodkey

Betty Jean Goodkey
After Care Consultant

*Born and raised in Central Alberta
*Completed School at Wm.E.Hay. Composite High in Stettler
*Diploma in Nursing - Red Deer College
*Certificate in Gerontology (Studies in Aging) Mount Royal College
*Retired Registered Nurse 36 years experience, with numerous courses on advance aging, mental health, dementia and working with Geriatrics clients in the communities of Castor, Coronation, Consort, Hanna and surrounding areas; served 7 Years as Senior Outreach Nurse; left Assistant Director of Care Mitchner Hill Extendicare, Red Deer to return back to community work
*Lives at Gadsby, Alberta and farms with husband Lyle
*Has two grown sons Darren (Krysta) and Ian
*Holds past membership with CARNA (College of Alberta Registered Nurses), AGNA (Alberta Gerontological Nurses), Alzheimer Society of Alberta
*Active with Gadsby Omega Circle Cemetery Club
*Loves horses, country life and family

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
Sharon Kempf

Sharon Kempf
Accountant and Funeral Attendant

• Born and raised in Stettler area
• Graduated from Wm. E. Hay High School
• Worked for CNT and Telus for 15 years in Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories and Alberta
• Spent traveling and working in Australia and New Zealand for several years
• Accountant for various Companies for the past 12 years
• Volunteers with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association
• Enjoys gardening, reading and farming with her family

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
George Nichols

George Nichols
Funeral Attendant

• Born and raised in the Castor area
• Graduated from Theresetta School
• Married Judy Kneller and enjoys farming in the Lauderdale area
• Father of two girls Janelle and Nolana  
• Grandfather of two adorable grandchildren Brynley &
• Teaches woodworking at Gus Wetter School
• Active member in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
• Member of the Castor Elks and Knights of Columbus
• Enjoys camping, plays senior baseball and all sports his daughters are involved with

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   
Myrna (Harrison) Stevens

Myrna (Harrison) Stevens
Funeral Attendant

*Born and raised in Wainwright district
*Graduated from McTavish Business College in Edmonton
*Worked as a steno with the R.C.M.P. in Oyen Detachment
*Alberta Brand Office in Stettler
*Laura Canada West Edmonton Mall
*Braemar Ladies Wear in Markham, Ontario
*Retired in Stettler, Alberta
*enjoys time with family Ron (Deb), Lori (Jamey) and Mindy (Clint)
as well as 7 grandchildren
*Loves music, dancing, playing cards, interior decorating, volunteering, traveling and spending winters in Yuma, Arizona

Tel: (403) 882-3141

Email: sfchapel@telusplanet.net


   

Stephen Rock
Maintenance and Grounds Keeper

• Born and raised in Stettler/Botha area
• Married Janie Barnec
• Father of three boys Clayton, Carson, Caide
• Grandfather of Aiden, Jake, Declan. Addison, Makenna, McKinley, Layla and Keeton
• Enjoys outdoor activities, baseball and golf

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   

Margaret Glasier
Attendant

*Born and raised in Hemaruka
*Married Melvin Glasier
*mother of three children, David, Nicole and Grant
*Grandmother of 7
*Loves country life and family

Tel: (403) 882-3141


   

Frank Adair
Maintenance

• Born and raised in Donalda, Alberta
• Went to Wm. E. Hay High School, Stettler, Alberta
• Father of two, Travis and Savanna
• Grandfather to two little girls
• Worked oilfield positions for 30 years
• School bus driver
• Loves gardening, reading and riding his Harley

Tel: (403) 882-3141


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