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Our Dedicated Staff

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We are there to help guide you through this difficult journey.

Kristi Heck

Kristi Heck

Owner/ Managing Director

Born and raised in Fairview, she has always been at home in the Peace Country. Kristi has committed her life to serving the community and raising her family. Starting off as a hair salon owner for over 10 years, her fondest memories was the time spent with her clients in long-term care, and lodges. Kristi always had an interest in funeral services, and it was reawakened in 2013 with the passing away of Kristi’s most treasured friend, her Grandmother. She closed her salon and had the opportunity to focus on her family for a while before pursuing a career as a funeral director. Kristi and her partner Chris have four busy boys who have a love for playing hockey and the outdoors. They spend many hours together pursuing some of the favourite pastimes of the Peace Country. Kristi is passionate about community- and family- centered care. She takes pride in making sure the needs of each family are met with the highest standard of care.


Kolton Heck

Kolton Heck

Owner & Crematory Specialist

Brother to Kristi, she introduced him into the funeral service industry, and he hasn't looked back. Kolton is certified directly by our crematory manufacturer and maintains all aspects of care with impeccable attention to detail. You can also spot Kolton behind state-of-the-art sound and video system as he manages technical aspects of services held.

In his spare time, Kolton enjoys working out, restoring vehicles, woodworking, and riding his motorbike around the Peace Country.


Doug

Doug

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Born and raised in Grande Prairie, Doug has committed his life to working in and owning local businesses as he and his wife Eunice raised their family. Doug worked in the printing industry for a number of years before owning and operating his own service businesses. With his gentle manner and family-centered approach, Doug has developed excellent and trusting relationships within our community. In 2012, Doug decided to use his talents to make a positive and lasting impact on grieving families and he and Eunice established Bear Creek Funeral Home.

Take a moment to speak with Doug and you’ll notice how genuine and passionate he is about making a true difference for families as they make final decisions about a loved one. Doug is dedicated to providing families with options that suit their needs while honouring the life of their loved one in a unique and meaningful way. 


Eunice Friesen

Eunice Friesen

Funeral Celebrant

Eunice retired from a 25-year nursing career to serve families together with Doug since 2012. Over the years her warm and caring spirit and natural way of connecting with people have made her a popular choice of Funeral Celebrant for families.


Shauna Welander

Shauna Welander

Funeral Attendant

Shauna Welander was born in Fort McMurray, raised in the Hines Creek and Fairview area.  She has spent a lot of her time working with children at daycares and currently as an Educational Assistant.  Shauna's kind heart and compassionate nature is strongly felt while assisting at the funeral home with families putting them at ease.  Spending time with her family is what she loves most, along with camping, fishing and quading.


Makayla Nowicki

Makayla Nowicki

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Makayla was raised in St. Lina. In 2015, she moved to Manning Alberta.

After she lost her Dad at an extremely young age, Makayla had found her passion of pursuing her dream career of becoming a Funeral Director and Embalmer.

In 2020, she graduated from the Funeral Service Diploma program at Mount Royal University. Throughout her University years, Makayla moved around central Alberta, but she found herself back to the Peace Country.

Makayla’s compassion and attention to detail provides a calm and peaceful environment for families. She truly treats every family as if they were her own. She pours her heart and passion into creating the most meaningful and memorable service for families.

In her spare time, Makayla enjoys boating, kneeboarding, working out, and hunting with her boyfriend Cory.


Kaley Look

Kaley Look

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Kaley was born and raised in Northern Alberta. She spent the first 25 years of her life in Valleyview before making Peace River her permanent home. In 2014 she found her true passion when she enrolled in the Funeral Service Diploma Program through Mount Royal University. Kaley shows a great deal of compassion when it comes to assisting families in such times of need. She has a true love and dedication to keeping the funeral tradition alive.
Kaley lives on a small acreage with her three children Gavin, Olivia and Colin. In her spare time you will find her raising chickens, gardening and spending time with her extended family.


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