Monday , 5 December 2022
Back row from left: Joe Bucharski, Colleen Berg, Gerald Martin, Alison Betz, and Rob Pulyk. Front row from left: Bill Poliakiwski, Michelle Feist, Bethany Jacula, Candice Anderson, Jim Storch, and John Lawrence. Missing: Sherry Martin.

Vermilion welcomes new funeral business

Reflections Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd. was excited to receive their business licence in Vermilion on July 15.

“I’m already thinking I will look back and find it to be one of the best things in my life,” said owner as well as managing funeral director and embalmer, Candice Anderson.

“As a way to continue my career in Vermilion I took on the financial responsibility of starting something new so that we can continue to serve members of the community in their times of need.”

Anderson is familiar with the community as she spent the past seven years working at Lakeland Funeral Home. She said it was a shocking experience to have her previous position come to an end because the position meant so much to her, but she is looking at things positively.

“There was a lot to weigh but we love being in Vermilion and I am very passionate about my job. I did not want those things to fall to the wayside,” said Anderson.

Anderson felt her circumstance provided a great opportunity to still be able to help the community out as well as her capabilities would allow. She was also thrilled to have all of her previous staff decide to continue on with her.

“We’ve really become a family unit and it’s been overwhelming to see their support,” said Anderson.

“The transition has been made so much easier by the kind words and support I’ve been continuously receiving from my family, staff, and members of the community.”

They are currently meeting with families at off-site locations and will begin accepting funerals in August.

Reflections will offer funeral, memorial, cremation,and graveside services. Both Anderson and Jim Storch can also officiate celebration of life services for families.

Work is ongoing at their building location in Cunningham Place (4902B-50 Avenue) and is expected to be fully operational by September 1.

For more information you can call 780-581-8982.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.