Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street Kamloops, BC


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    Marie-Helene Gauthier


    Since 2000 Marie-Helene has provided compassionate care to families in the Kamloops and Merritt areas. Marie-Helene earned her degree in funeral service from College de Rosemont in Montreal in 1990. She is proud to be a part of our team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life. Marie-Helene enjoys mountain biking, skiing and camping with her husband and 3 children.

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    Joanne Gertrude Burnell

    Funeral Director

    Joanne and her family moved to Kamloops in 1991, where she attended Thompson Rivers University and obtained an accounting diploma. After taking an office position in a funeral home the summer of 1992, Joanne says, "The rest is history." Joanne obtained her license as a funeral director and has served in the industry since that 1st office position. She enjoys her job guiding and supporting families while planning a fitting service for their loved one.

    Joanne was born in Mission, British Columbia, to dairy farming parents. While still young, she and her siblings milked cows, fed calves and learned to operate a tractors. As a Mission High School graduate, she worked as a milker on various farms throughout Vancouver Island where she met her husband. Joanne and her husband have a grown daughter.

    Joanne and her husband are members of the Kamloops Blazer Booster Club (Western Hockey League), and the 2 volunteer at games on a regular basis. She has also held various executive positions within the club over the years. They are also members of the Kamloops HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter where Joanne serves as treasurer. Joanne and her husband enjoy taking trips throughout British Columbia, Alberta and the United States on their Harley bikes.

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    Glen Edward Peter

    Funeral Director

    Glen Edward Peter was born and raised in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He was first introduced to funeral service by a fellow high school student who worked at the local funeral home after school and on the weekends. When his friend decided to leave his job and move on, Glen took over the position.

    Upon graduation from high school, he entered the Saskatchewan apprenticeship program for funeral service. Glen then received his license as a funeral director in 1972 and moved to British Columbia. He worked in Maple Ridge for 2 years before coming to Schoening Funeral Service in 1974.

    Married that same year, Glen and his wife have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. When not at work, Glen enjoys 'glamping' in his motor home, reading, relaxing and working toward “Freedom 70, 71 or even 75.”

    To Glen, funeral service is a people-helping profession, one he enjoys immensely. He has every intention of continuing his service as long as possible.