First Memorial Funeral Services

1211 Sutherland Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y5Y2

Associates

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    Terance Coderre

    Manager

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    Corey Thomas Alexander Dixon


    Corey began his career in the funeral industry in 2008 as a corporate employee, working closely with multiple Dignity Memorial funeral homes in British Columbia. After 1 year of corporate employment, Corey was hired on as a funeral attendant at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel in Vancouver, with high hopes of achieving the status of a licensed funeral director. Licensed in 2014, Corey's dedication to the funeral service profession led to one promotion after another, landing him as the current general manager of our Kelowna operations in February 2016.

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    Denise L Andre

    Funeral Director

    Denise Andre started in funeral service in 1988, continuing until her maternity leave in 1995. She returned part time in 1996 and full time in 2010. Denise enjoys the variety of funeral service and being of help to people through a difficult time.

    While working part time, Denise home-schooled her daughter, ran a family day care and taught skating. Denise began figure skating at the age of 6 and has skated competitively, skated professionally with Ice Follies and coached for about 15 years. Her passion for skating was passed to her daughter who also became a figure skater and a dancer, competing in both sports before becoming a professional ballet dancer. Denise hopes to someday be a figure skating judge.

    Denise volunteers at two of the local dance studios, sewing costumes and working backstage during ballet recitals and theatre productions. She organizes Kiwanis' annual dance competition—constructing the syllabus, scheduling the competitors, recommending adjudicators and getting volunteer involvement. She also volunteers at Ballet Kelowna performances.

    Denise and her husband have been together since 1984 and their marriage remains strong despite her extensive time away to help with her daughter's career. The two enjoy taking vacations together to relax. Denise has one daughter, a step daughter, step son and two granddaughters.

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    Toni Ann Brannigan

    Funeral Director

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    Carolyne Tilda Gamble

    Funeral Director