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    Randy Parnell

    General Manager

    Randy embarked on the path of funeral service in January 2005, becoming a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 2007. Starting at Forest Lawn Funeral Home as an apprentice, Randy moved to Ocean View Funeral Home in April 2009 and has continued serving families there. Joining the management team in September 2009, he has assisted in the training and mentoring of apprentices, teaching them how to help others through the funeral service profession.

    Randy also helps to train volunteers from the Burnaby Hospice Society and St. Michael’s Hospice. Randy's lengthy sports background taught him lessons he applies each day in funeral service: the importance of being a team player and the value of going the extra mile.

    Away from the profession, Randy plays competitive golf on an amateur tour and enjoys reading about local history and listening to jazz.

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    Kari Lee Simpson


    As early as high school, Kari knew she wanted to help families via the funeral profession. Kari is a funeral director and embalmer who recognizes the positive impact that quality care and attention to detail can give to grieving families.

    Kari brings her skills and compassion to her role to provide families comfort. Every single day, Kari is honored and rewarded by helping families through this difficult time. Kari is currently an assistant manager and has over 15 years experience with the Dignity Memorial® family.

    Kari is married with 2 children. She enjoys baseball, playing golf and being a red wine connoisseur. She loves the quote: “Live life before life leaves you.”

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    David Andrew Keen

    Funeral Director

    While singing in a choir during a funeral service, David had an opportunity to observe the funeral directors. Watching the directors intrigued him, and David became a funeral attendant and assisted with transfers at Thompson Funeral Services in Nelson, British Columbia. After moving to Vancouver, David became a cremationist and began the 1st year of his apprenticeship in 2008. David enjoys helping families through a difficult time. David has a love for music, sings as a 2nd tenor and volunteers with the Vancouver Men’s Chorus.

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    Kaz Montgomery

    Funeral Director

    Kaz's calm demeanor and pleasant personality allow him to focus his attention and give comfort to those in need. After 2 years of teaching English in South Korea, Kaz Montgomery wanted to help people in a different capacity: funeral services with compassion. Kaz embarked on an apprenticeship program to become a funeral director and embalmer. Ever since, Kaz has been honored to help people with a professional and human-to-human approach to his work.

    Kaz is married and has a son. His hobbies include traveling and playing hockey. He loves the following quote from Shakespeare in Richard III: “No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.”