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Funeral Chapel Staff
Although they are not licensed funeral directors, these staff members are vitally important to the operation of our firm. These individuals make it possible for us to professionally coordinate funerals with the quality of service our community has come to expect from us.
|Jennifer Both, Office Administrator|
Jennifer began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1999 and after a seven year absence returned in 2011. She was raised in Medicine Hat and graduated from Crescent Heights High School.
|Colin Cooper, Funeral Attendant|
Colin began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel early in 2017 after teaching music at Medicine Hat High School and Menlo Park, California for the past 39 years. He is married to Mary and together they have two boys, Dawson and Derek, both married, as well as two grandchildren. Colin enjoys volunteering, biking, his local church, friends and hanging out with his wife.
|Dale Drefs, Funeral Attendant|
Dale began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 2007. Dale was born and raised in Medicine Hat, married Shirley in 1973 and have two married sons and four grandchildren. Dale received his post secondary education degree in electronics at S.A.I.T. and worked in that field for Xerox for 40 years until his retirement. Dale enjoys curling, fishing, baseball, golfing and spending time with his family.
|Lynett Getz, Life Celebrant/Social Worker|
Office Phone: 403-528-2599
Lynett Getz RSW, started her employment at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in September, 2016 . Lynett is a registered Social Worker as well as a Certified Life Celebrant and will be also assisting the administration staff. Lynett has a passion for supporting people as they work their grief journey and will be facilitating grief groups and providing counselling. Lynett is married, mom of two, and a proud Gramma! She and her husband enjoy spending time with their family and pet beagle.
|Lorraine Givens, Funeral Attendant|
Lorraine began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2007. Lorraine has two children living in Medicine Hat, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
|Darrell Hodges, Funeral Attendant|
Darrell started his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in early 2017. Darrell was born and raised in Medicine Hat and is married to Joanne and they have 2 married sons, Tyler (Sarai) and Chad (Lizzie). Darrell enjoys family get togethers, volunteering, going to the gym, Tigers Hockey and is an avid golfer.
|Sandra Matt, Funeral Attendant|
Sandra began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2000. Sandra is married to Bruce Matt and they have two sons.
|Syd McCurdy, Funeral Attendant|
Syd began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1990. A Licensed Funeral Director from 1993 - 2016. Syd is married to Kirsten and they have two sons and reside in Empress.
|Kim Pancoast, Soloist|
Kim began singing at funerals for Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1993. She is married to David Pancoast. They enjoyed raising their three children, Ammy (Mark), Jeffry and Carson (Leigh-Ann) and look forward to each grandchild as they come along.
|Grant Rombough, Funeral Attendant|
Grant began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2009.
|Donna Schorr, Organist|
Donna began playing for funerals with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1990
|Shaylene Seitz, Funeral Attendant|
Shaylene started her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 2012.
|Trevor Seitz, Funeral Attendant|
Trevor began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 1999. He is married to Michelle and they have two children, a son, Bryan, and a daughter, Shaylene. Trevor enjoys music, sports, and spending time with his family and friends.
|Lorinda Unvoas, Funeral Attendant/Apprentice Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer|
Lorinda started her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 2013.
|Linnette Waldbauer, Funeral Attendant|
Linnette began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 2015.
|Val Welk, Organist/Soloist|
Val began playing at funerals with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1995. She began her career in the field of music teaching private piano lessons over 30 years ago. She began teaching Music For Young Children in 1998 and now teaches music at Dragons and Butterflies Preschool.
|Mail Yuan, Accounting Technician|
Mail began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2011.
|Tyson Zabel, Funeral Attendant|
Tyson began his employment with Saamis Memorial in October 2016.