Meet Our Funeral Directors & Licensed Funeral Home Staff
At Saamis Memorial we are always ready and willing to help families through difficult times of loss. We want families to turn to our funeral home and funeral directors when they need it the most. When a loved one passes away, there are many decisions that need to be made, many people that need to be contacted and it is often too much for the family to handle. That is where we come into the picture. Our licensed funeral directors and funeral home staff are experienced in providing families with the best possible care.
The goal of our funeral home is to offer professional guidance and personal attention at every step of the funeral planning process. Given the amount of timely decisions that must be made, legal requirements that must be fulfilled and the coordinating that goes into putting together a funeral, help is always needed. Whether you want a traditional funeral, cremation service or a celebration-of-life, our funeral directors and licensed funeral home staff are ready to help your family. We adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to during the difficult time of losing a loved one.
Our staff’s commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. Below is a listing of our licensed funeral directors and funeral home staff.
Roger Sept, Owner/Funeral Director
One of the owners of Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. A Licensed Funeral Director since 1993. Roger is married to Yvonne and they have three sons.
Upon graduation from Maple Creek Composite High School, he attended the Medicine Hat College, the University of Calgary, attaining a B.A. in Economics and a Teaching Certificate, and the University of Lethbridge studying in the Faculty of Business Management. His teaching career included; St. Michael’s School, Bow Island, Alexandra Junior High School, Medicine Hat High School, and Herald School. In 1990, he began a career change to funeral service. Roger has been active in his community serving on Police Commission, Knights of Columbus, a member of the Alberta Funeral Service Association and a past member of the Kiwanis. He has published three children’s books explaining funeral service to children. He has a passion for heritage and enjoys old home restorations, oil painting, entertaining and his family and friends.
J. Cameron Davis, Owner/Funeral Director
One of the owners of Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. Cam began his career in funeral service in 1982 and received his Funeral Director and Embalmer License in 1984. Cam's partner in life is Joanne Birtz, who has a son, Stefan and a daughter, Sofie.
Mike Tivadar, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Michael began his career in funeral service in 1971 and has been a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1975. He is a partner in Shannon Monumental Ltd. & Saamis Prairie View Cemetery & Crematorium. Michael is married to Pat and they have a daughter, a son, and one granddaughter.
Brian Redpath, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Brian began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1993. He graduated from Mount Royal College as Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1998. Brian is married to Kim and they have two sons.
Brian was born and raised in Medicine Hat, and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. Brian is a member of the Alberta Funeral Service Association. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his boys in their various activities.
Nathalie Lawrence, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Nathalie began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1998. Nathalie graduated from Mount Royal College as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 2001. Nathalie is married to Neil Lawrence and they have formed a loving family together with his son and daughter. Nathalie's family is the centre of her life and she truly loves the many activities they share together. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and the family dogs.
Nathalie was born in Calgary and raised in Medicine Hat, where she graduated from Medicine Hat High School. In the last few years of high school, she began her work experience at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, where she developed a passion for the funeral profession. She pursued her career goal at Mount Royal College. Nathalie is dedicated and proud to assist the families in their time of need. She is a member of the Alberta Funeral Service Association, St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and volunteers for the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede.
Elaine Stickel, Office Administrator and Funeral Director
Elaine began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2002. Elaine graduated from Mount Royal College as a licensed Funeral Director in 2009. She is married to David and has two children, a son and a daughter.
Elaine’s children are her pride and joy. Elaine and David enjoy family vacations and watching their children’s various music and sporting activities.
Elaine was raised on a farm near Eatonia, Saskatchewan and graduated from Eatonia High School. She then attended Medicine Hat College and Saskatoon Business College and began her career as a medical secretary. After the death of their triplets, Elaine felt she could help others who have suffered a loss and gained employment at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel where she has been able to assist many families with their funeral needs and grief journey. Elaine is a proud member of the Alberta Funeral Service Association.
Roxy Hunt, Office Administrator and Funeral Director
Roxy began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2004. She graduated from Mount Royal College as a licensed funeral director in 2004, became a licensed embalmer in 2009 and is a member of the Alberta Funeral Services Association.
Roxy was born and raised in southern Saskatchewan. She has two grown children, a daughter & a son. Roxy moved to Calgary in 2003 and then to Medicine Hat in 2004. Favorite pastimes are spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, relaxing with her dogs, & listening to music.
Neil Lawrence, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Neil has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1996 and works at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel to fill his passion for funeral service. He is married to Nathalie Lawrence, and together they have formed a loving family with his son and daughter.
Neil was born and raised in Medicine Hat. He is a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, the Alberta Funeral Service Association and volunteers with the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. Family is Neil's number one priority and loves spending as much time as possible with them. He enjoys cycling and being outdoors.