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 three children.
Rick joined our team after he and his wife moved to Kamloops from the Fraser Valley. An engaged member of the community, Rick supports Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops Symphony and The Art Gallery. He is a member of the Kamloops Paddlewheelers Lions Club and a volunteer for the Wildlife Express Miniature Train at the British Columbia Wildlife Park. He stays active and fit with slo-pitch softball, hockey and curling.
Joanne Gertrude Burnell
Joanne was born in Mission, British Columbia, to dairy farming parents. While still young, she and her sister and brother helped to milk the cows and feed the calves. Joanne learned to operate a tractor long before acquiring a driver’s license. 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 family moved to Kamloops in 1991 for her husband's work. At this time she attended Thompson Rivers University and obtained an accounting diploma. In the summer of 1992 she was given an office job in a funeral home and, as Joanne says, "The rest is history." Joanne obtained her license as a funeral director and has served in the industry since that first office position. She enjoys her job guiding and supporting families while planning a fitting service for their loved one.
Joanne and her husband are members of the Kamloops Blazer Booster Club (Western Hockey League) and the two 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.
Glen Edward Peter
A native of Estevan, Saskatchewan, Glen was introduced to funeral service in high school by a friend who washed cars and did maintenance at a local funeral home. When the friend moved on to do something else, Glen took over his position.
After high school graduation, Glen attended a 2-year apprenticeship program for funeral service and earned his funeral director’s license in 1972. That same year, he moved to British Columbia and began working in Maple Ridge before joining the team at Schoening’s in 1974. "Funeral service has been good to me, and I enjoy it immensely. It’s a people-helping profession, and I intend to be involved as long as my health permits," he says.
Glen and his wife have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. When he’s not working, Glen likes to read, relax and go glamping with his wife in their motorhome.
This site is provided as a service of SCI Shared Resources, LLC. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that include affiliates of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. With over 2,000 locations, Dignity Memorial providers proudly serve over 300,000 families a year.