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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Owner/Operator/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Kevin grew up in southern Alberta and started his funeral service career in 2007. Back then he washed cars and mowed lawns for Martin Brothers Funeral Home in Lethbridge, Alberta. In 2011, Kevin and his wife Lee moved themselves and their three daughters to Penticton where they have made many meaningful connections in the community. He graduated from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in September 2014. He spent many years serving the communities of the south Okanagan, and on May 15, 2019 he opened Kettle Valley Memorial. Kevin looks forward to continuing to serve the Penticton Community. Kevin is a Rotarian and volunteers his time with many different causes in Penticton. Kevin is an expert in dealing with all funeral service matters. He has served over 2000 families during his career and gained a massive amount of knowledge in funeral directing, embalming, burial, cremation, funeral law, international shipping, pre-arrangements and grave markers. Please call Kevin directly at 250-493-2929 or send him an email at

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Our Family

Our Family

Kevin, his wife Lee and their three daughters; Evyn, Avery and Zoe.


Erin Paul

Erin Paul

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Erin worked as a nurse for 9 years at the Penticton Regional Hospital. In 2017, Erin left nursing to pursue a career in funeral service and in 2018 she became an apprentice funeral director and embalmer. Erin lives in Kaleden with her partner Jeremy and her three children Sebastian, Meryckx and Alaula. 


Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Community Relations & Marketing Manager

As our community relations and marketing manager, Lee's experience in sales, customer service and community projects makes her a perfect addition to the team. 

Lee left real estate and to pursue a full time career with the family business, Kettle Valley Memorial in September 2019. You may see Lee out in the community as she is actively involved with Penticton Women in Business, 100 Women Who Care, Penticton Rotary and The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. Currently Lee volunteers for the Starfish Backpack Program picking up and delivering backpacks to children every week so they don't go hungry over the weekend. 

She hosts Death Café on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Death Café is a "social franchise" with a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It's a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session with the aim of educating and helping others become more familiar with the end of life. For more information follow us on @kettlevalleymemorial on Facebook and Instagram and visit deathcafe.com.


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