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Established in 1929 by Joe Dill, Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium has been serving the Peace River Country, British Columbia and Alberta, for over 75 years. Doug Reynar served the community from 1951 through 1966, and Ernie Hamre continued the tradition for 36 years, retiring in 2002.

"Our goal is to treat each family as part of our own,
and to leave as friends."

Richard and Sandy Beattie

Richard was born in  Pouce Coupe, B.C. and raised both in Goodfare, Alberta and Chetwynd, B.C. He received his Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Embalming and his Certificate of Qualification in Funeral Directing in 1993, while employed with Prince George’s largest Funeral Company.

Sandy was born in Dawson Creek and also raised in Chetwynd. Sandy’s outgoing personality and her dedication to helping others has proven to be very valuable as she helps to serve the families of the Peace Region.

With their fondness for the Peace Country, Richard and Sandy purchased Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium in 2002.

Richard and Sandy have five children and eight beautiful grandchildren. Living in the Peace River Area allows them to be close to all of their children.

Richard and Sandy Beattie are a new team for a new century, respectfully serving families in their time of need.

Ken Torgerson

Ken grew up in the small farming community of LaGlace, Alberta. He married Mabel (nee Westad) on August 29, 1956, and moved to Dawson Creek the following year where, together, they raised their family of 2 sons: Kelvin and Todd and 2 daughters: Rhonda and Cheri.

Ken and Mabel have been active members of Bethel Pentecostal Church since they first came to Dawson Creek – Ken as Board Member for many years and, more recently as Head Usher; while Mabel taught Sunday School and was Church Pianist for many years. At present, both are active in the Seniors’ activities at Bethel.

As founding members of Bethel Senior Citizens Housing Society, Ken and Mabel were involved in the planning and construction of Heritage Heights, the housing complex on 17th Street, providing comfortable accommodations for the seniors of our community. Ken has been a board member of the Society since its founding, as President of the Executive Committee for the last 22 years.

Being a lover of music, Ken was involved with the Dawson Creek Symphonette and Choir for many years, in the tenor section.

Ken has been a part of the Reynars team since 2005 bringing with him, his natural abilities at greeting and ushering, which lends well to his position as funeral assistant.

Ken believes, the Peace River Region is “the best place on earth to live”, and where one will find the friendliest people.

Brenda (Christensen) Cryne

Brenda was born in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Dawson Creek, B.C. at the age of three years, with her parents Thea and Henry Christensen. Brenda is the second child of five.

Brenda attended school in Dawson Creek and graduated in 1974 from South Peace Senior Secondary School. She is mother to three wonderful children and grandmother to five beautiful Grandchildren.

Brenda has worked in the service industry and has been an active member of her community.

Brenda has held a license in the Insurance industry which will assist her greatly in her new position as our Pre-need Consultant with FamilySide through Assurant Life of Canada and Reynars Funeral Home.

Brenda says the reason she is a long time resident of Dawson Creek is because of the warmth and friendliness of the people in the Peace River area.

Brenda would be happy to sit and explain all aspects of funeral planning with you over a cup of coffee.

Contact Brenda Directly at 250-784-7235
Or call Reynars Funeral Home at 250-782-2424

TaylorTaylor Antonio

Taylor was born and raised in Beaverlodge, Alberta her parents are Chris and Brenda Antonio. Taylor is the youngest of three children. She graduated from Beaverlodge Regional High School in 2011. Taylor moved to Dawson Creek and accepted a position with Reynars  Funeral home where she is enrolled in the apprenticeship program to become a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Taylor enjoys spending her time outdoors camping, fishing, being with friends and family and playing hockey.

Taylor has a high level of dedication to funeral service, her friendly and sincere personality will be a positive influence on her as she serves the families from our communities.

AmiAmi Travis

Ami was born in Dawson Creek, BC to parents Rod and Nancy Regner, she is the oldest of two children. She attended school in Dawson Creek and graduated  in 1998.

Ami has fond memories of growing up in Fellers Heights, where she still visits family and friends today. As a young girl she volunteered as a candy striper at the Dawson Creek Hospital.

Ami married David Travis of the Cotillion area, they live here in Dawson Creek and have one son.

Ami joined our family here at Reynars in July of 2010 and feels very comfortable caring for the families of our communities. 

Pauline HaycockPauline Haycock

Pauline Haycock was born in Dawson Creek to Ernie and Dolores Paradowski. She spent all of her childhood years  in the Farmington area. Pauline attended high school in Dawson Creek and graduated in 1986. After graduation, Pauline  went on to become a home care aide, working with seniors in our communities.

Pauline married Doug Haycock, her high school sweetheart. Pauline and Doug currently reside in the Tower Lake community along with their three children. Pauline is an active member of the Peace Mission Chapel in Progress, BC. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, singing and playing guitar.

Pauline's  gift of service inspired her to join Reynars Funeral Home as a Funeral Celebrant in January 2010. Pauline enjoys getting to know the families of our communities on a personal level. This enables her to create a meaningful and personalized celebration of life service.
Pauline's sense of community gives her a strong base to draw from as she companions with families through this difficult time.

Coreen & Taylor Coreen (left)
Office Assistant

Taylor (right)
Apprentice Funeral Director, Embalmer

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