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.
Owner & Monument and Specialist
Kolton has been with the Funeral Home since 2017. Also becoming owner along side his sister Kristi in 2020. He is our monument specialist from designing, to installation, and restoration. Kolton can also be found behind our laser engraver creating personalized pieces for families with endless options. Kolton does everything with the utmost care and impeccable attention to detail.
In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, restoring vehicles, woodworking, and riding his motorbike around the Peace Country.
Funeral Director & Embalmer
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 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.
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. Kaley has been serving families since 2014. She is mostly found behind the scenes as our embalmer caring for our families loved one, getting them ready for viewing, and funeral service. Kaley shows the highest standard of care assisting families in such times of need. She has a true love and dedication sharing the importance of the traditional care of a loved one.
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.
Alex grew up in the town of Dryden, Ontario where she spent her time exploring the vast lakes and forestry, playing hockey and competing on her horses.
Three months after turning 18 she packed up herself and her pup Luke into her truck and trailer and made a spontaneous move by herself across Canada to Grande Prairie.
For the next 3 years, she worked in heavy equipment, automotive, and as a tow-truck driver. Moving like a gypsy for work, she eventually found herself in the charming town of Fairview.
Here she began online education for Business Management. With spare time not being physically in class, she found herself looking for a new career path, as she has compassion for helping people. She then met Kristi and started as her Assistant Director in November 2021.
Grief Support Facilitator/ Funeral Attendant
Brieanna was born and raised in a small farming community South West of Edmonton, known as Warburg. This lead to her pursuit in the Agriculture Industry, ultimately bringing her to the community of Fairview just over 3 years ago. After Her uncles sudden passing in 2020, Brieanna quickly realized her passion for helping others and wanted to make a difference within the community. Wanting to change the narrative regarding end of life and discussions that follow, she completed her End of Life Care Doula course through Douglas College December of 2021. In her free time, she loves to read and learn - often attending classes and workshops to expand her knowledge. Brieanna is educated with Mental Health First Aid and is a QPR Gatekeeper (Suicide Prevention). Brieanna will be facilitating the Peace Care Grief Group on Tuesdays, along with assisting with other areas of Peace Valley Funeral Home.