Chris Clements was born and raised in Grande Prairie. Chris is married to his wife Colleen, and they have one son and two daughters. He attended Peace River Bible Institute and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Ministry. He was a Pastor for 12 years at Christian Fellowship Assembly. He was also involved with counselling individuals and couples, and worked with youth and young adults.
Now Chris cares and helps those going through a loss in their life. The transition from being a pastor to working in the funeral industry was fairly natural. Chris is excited to be working in all of our communities and to be a part of the wonderful peace region. In 2019, Chris and partners purchased Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium and Beaverlodge Funeral Service.
Richard and Sandy Beattie will be staying on to help with the day to day operation of the funeral homes, and then will ease into retirement. We would like to thank Chris and Brody for all their help during this transition, and also all of our families that have allowed us to be a part of their lives for so many years.
Bonnie Beck was born and raised in Beaverlodge, Alberta and still lives on the family farm where she grew up. Bonnie is the daughter of Norm and Susan Beck, sadly Norm passed away in the summer of 2012. In April 2013 Bonnie joined us and in 2015 she graduated, with top of her class honors, from the Mortuary Science Program from the Canadian College of Funeral Service, obtaining her Funeral Director and Embalmer licence for Alberta. Bonnie received four out of five awards and two bursaries. In early 2016, she also obtained her Funeral Director and Embalming licence for the province of British Columbia. Her dedication to service will guide Bonnie through as she provides care and support to the families of our communities.
Brian Waddell is a lifelong resident of Dawson Creek. The Waddell family moved to the Peace region in 1956, where grandparents Orville and Clara Waddell started the family farm. Brian was raised by Bob and Linda Waddell. He spent time on Vancouver Island learning the craft of guitar building and repair. Brian married Shelbie Clay in 1999 and they have three children, Drake, Grace and Oliver. Graduating in 2015 from the Canadian College of Funeral Service with top honours, Brian obtained his Funeral Director and Embalmer licence for the province of British Columbia. Brian feels honoured and privileged to help and care for the families of the Peace River Region.
Pauline Haycock was born in Dawson Creek, BC to Ernie and Dolores Paradowski. 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 is furthering her celebrant career and has enrolled in a diploma program at Kelowna College of Professional Counselling. Her sense of community gives her a strong base to draw from as she companions with families through this difficult time.
Donita Dunne was born and raised in Dawson Creek, BC. She was the middle child of three, born to Jim and Pauline. She moved out to the Arras area at a very young age, where they lived in the back part of her grandparent’s shop, until they could build their house on the family farm across from Grandma and Grandpa. Donita then met her loving husband in 1996 and were married in 1999 and had two beautiful girls. Our family lived in town for 10 years, and then moved back out to the Arras area where she now resides one mile from the family farm. Donita has been employed with Reynars Funeral Home since December 2018.
Nicole Butchart is originally from Edmonton and moved to Dawson Creek with her spouse in 2017. She has a background in the arts and heritage communities in Edmonton. Nicole worked at Bergeron Funeral Services for three years before joining the team at Reynars. She especially enjoys her role in preserving the memory of your loved ones through memorial cards and slideshows.
Javier Ibarra grew up in Mexico City. Looking for a better life and more opportunities, he moved to Dawson Creek in the summer of 2014. Javier has been a part of the Reynars team since 2017, bringing with him his natural abilities at greeting and ushering, which lends well to his position as a funeral assistant. Javier believes the Peace River Region is the best place on earth to live and where you will find the friendliest people.
Spela Kadivnik Andrejaš was born in Krško, Slovenia to parents Zdravko in Jozica Kadivnik. After elementary school in Krško, she went to economy high school in Novo Mesto and then proceeded to Police work and security college in Ljubljana. As a student Špela worked a variety of different jobs, she was a volunteer with children and youth organization in Krško for 8 years and her last employment was as a social worker helping children. In 2013 she married Matija Andrejaš and in 2016 they moved to Dawson Creek, Canada. Even when she moved here she tried a couple of different jobs but finally found herself working with Reynars Funeral Home, which she really loved and enjoyed. Her wish was to go to school for a funeral director, but it got postponed in 2020, when she became a proud mother to her firstborn son Lukas.
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