Kevin is the Founder/ Owner/ Operator/ Licensed Funeral Director/ Embalmer at Kettle Valley Memorial
I opened Kettle Valley Memorial May 15, 2019, with the sole purpose of getting back to serving families the way they want to be served.
People often ask if I got into the funeral services industry because of family lineage. The answer is no, the fact is, even from a young age I wanted to be a funeral director because I felt it was a calling. At the age of 19 I began my career in funeral service by washing cars and mowing the lawn at Martin Brothers Funeral Home in Lethbridge, AB. I apprenticed there before moving to Calgary then finally to Penticton, calling the Okanagan our forever home.
Over my 14 years in the industry, I’ve proudly served over 2000 families and gained a massive amount of knowledge in all aspects of funeral directing, embalming, burial, cremation, funeral law, international shipping, pre-arrangements and grave markers.
My wife, Lee and I are tremendously connected to the community. We’ve been incredibly fortunate, so we feel it’s our obligation to give back. Together, we’re proud members of JCI (Junior Chamber International), The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and The Elks Lodge.
I am currently the Chaplain for the Fraternal Order of the Eagles where I offer comfort and support to the members and their families at a time of need. One of my proudest accomplishments was when we received the 2020 New Business of the Year Award at the Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. A funeral home has never won that award before, so it was an especially exciting moment for us. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly at 250-493-2929