Klassen realized his passion for funeral service at a family funeral. He observed the care of the funeral director
and decided then and there to pursue it as a career.
well as being a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Manitoba and
Saskatchewan, David holds a degree in music and counselling. David worked with and was mentored by Perry
Bulbuck for more than 27 years, before Perry’s unexpected death.
is a member of the Funeral Board of Manitoba.
He enjoys volunteering on various committees and community events. He and his wife Melissa are members of the
Russell Alliance Church.
and his wife Melissa have 4 children and 6 grandchildren, and he loves spending
time with them. He has many other interests
revolving around music and sports.
Gerelus has been in funeral service since 1989 and continues to be driven by
her passion to assist families in their time of need. Her interest began with intrigue about the
concept of death while she was a student at Brandon University, majoring in
Psychology and minoring in both Sociology and Religion. While attending the funeral for a close
elderly neighbour Shauna decided that funeral service was the career path she
needed to pursue. In 1991 she graduated
as a Funeral Director and Embalmer from the Western School of Mortuary Practice.
Shauna is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Manitoba, and a licensed
Funeral Director in Saskatchewan. She finds working with families very
rewarding and genuine.
and her partner Cliff have one daughter and they enjoy time riding their
was born and raised in Hamiota, Manitoba.
He found his calling in his teen years to commit his life to serving
families during their grief. Bryce serves his families with care and
compassion. He has been fortunate to
serve families with a great team of professionals since he began with The 110
group in 1998. He is a certified Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Manitoba
and Saskatchewan. He began his training
in 2004 through the Western School of Funeral Service and graduated with honours.
Bryce & his wife Michelle enjoy spending time with their daughters Michaela
and Évangéline, as well as having quality time with family and friends.
As a young
man, Rick Thom was impacted by the death of his mother and wanted to be able to
assist others as they went through the grief process. The memories he carries gives
him reason to minister into the lives of the families he serves. Rick has heart for the people he serves and
listens to the families as they share their stories. He strives to assist them in planning a
funeral that will honour the life of their loved one.
working with Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service in 1977, having graduated from the
Western School of Mortuary Practice. He
is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Manitoba and a licensed Funeral
Director in Saskatchewan. Rick has also completed
numerous continuing education courses to better support the families he serves.
his wife Wendy, who is the pastor of the Shoal Lake Baptist Church, have
resided in Shoal Lake since 1988 and have two married sons and three grandchildren
whom they love to spend time with.
Lori was born in Russell,
MB and currently lives in her hometown of Angusville, MB. She graduated from
Major Pratt Collegiate in Russell with a business diploma.
Lori began working as the
office administrator for Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service in March 2001. Lori enjoys
working with the families she serves.
After experiencing the loss
of her husband at a young age, she believes in the importance to giving more
than is asked for. Special attention and personalization add so much to funeral
Lori and her late husband
Lorne have two sons; Kyle and his wife Kim who live in Winnipeg and Colin who
lives in Calgary. Lori is an active member and serves on the parish
council for St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Russell, MB. Lori also volunteers for the care and maintenance
of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in the RM of Riding Mountain West.
Bob has always called Inglis, Manitoba home. He has farmed, worked at Golf World and was
with Petro Canada for 25 years. Bob
loves helping people and built many relationships while delivering fuel. His passion to help, and his ability to
connect with people is very evident in the work he does with the funeral home.
Bob enjoys reading and gardening. He is also very actively involved with
Bethany Lutheran Church in Inglis. He
and his wife Shirley have one son.
Office Administration / Technical Assistant
Shane has always called St. Lazare home. After completing high school, he attended
Assiniboia Community College. He is a
familiar face in the community as he assisted many people with their computer
tech needs while owning and operating Hudeau Tech.
Although Shane has been with us for only a few months, he
has made a considerable contribution in our tech/audio visual area of service. He also assists with office administration
and works with our laser equipment.
Shane enjoys working on PCs, expanding his PC knowledge,
learning new skills and video gaming.
Alvin is a retired Journeyman Plumber who resides in
Binscarth, Manitoba. He also farms and
has cattle and horses.
Alvin has been with the funeral home for 32 years. He came to be involved in funeral service
after the death of his son. Alvin built
up a large clientele of people in his careers, and now enjoys helping them in
He enjoys horses, sports and music; and he also volunteers
with the Lions Club.
Alvin and his wife Margaret have a daughter; son-in-law; two
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They live on the farm as four
Dave is from Tacloban City, Philippines and came to Manitoba
in January 2017. Dave has his Bachelor
of Hotel and Restaurant Management from Leyte Normal University. He joined our team in September of 2017 and
is training to become a funeral director.
Dave shares his time between Esterhazy and Russell, and
waits for the day his wife Mary Laurence can join him in Canada.
Devona was raised on a farm near Churchbridge, Saskatchewan. She has her Bachelor of Education from the
University of Saskatchewan and her Master of Educational Administration from the
University of Regina. She has worked and
taught in Mongolia and India through the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, as
well as in Saskatchewan, most recently in Moosomin.
Devona joined the funeral home in April 2019. In her spare time, she likes to travel,
garden, golf and bake. Devona is also an
End of Life Doula. She is a Rough Rider
season ticket holder and wears green proudly!
Devona serves on the provincial Superannuated Teachers’ of
Saskatchewan Executive as a member at large, as well as serving as president of
the Moosomin Chapter.
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Funeral service is important and vital to the grief healing process. We are committed to supporting the health and well-being of the families we serve, the community and our staff. We want to assure our families that we will remain open and available to meet with you. As always, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Effective May 22, 2020, the limitation for gatherings in Manitoba has increased to 25 people for indoor gatherings and 50 people for outdoor gatherings. Saskatchewan’s new recommendations, tentatively set for June 8, 2020 will see an increase to 15 people for indoor gatherings and 30 people for outdoor gatherings. As always, we will work with you to find solutions that will suit your needs. To aid in public distancing, we are offering live stream services at locations based on their internet capabilities. As well, we will be recording and uploading services to our website with the permission of the family. We invite you to make use of our website to offer condolences.
In addition to our high standards of cleanliness and safety, we are taking extra precautions to sanitize and disinfect our facilities, workspace and areas that experience high traffic and hands on use such as doorknobs, taps, washrooms, desks, computers etc.
We will continue to monitor and adhere to CDC guidelines, along with the up to date recommendations of our Federal and Provincial Health officials and do our best to share the information.