Sylvie began her career in funeral service in Drumheller in
1986 working at Winters Funeral Home.After working there for many years, she moved
to Stettler, Alberta where she was employed at Brennen Funeral Home Ltd. and was so very fortunate to have worked with
and learned from Mr. John M. Brennen, a man who had dedicated his entire life
to funeral service as did his father J.K Brennen.
Sylvie then purchased, owned and operated Brennen Funeral Home for over 16 years and took
great pride in serving each and every family with dignity and respect.
She comes to Edson with over 30 years of funeral experience,
and loves meeting new people and helping every family through one of the most
difficult times in their lives.
Sydnee was born in Edson and raised just outside of town on a farm. In her off time, Sydnee enjoys fishing, baseball, snowboarding ... anything active or outdoors! Sydnee also loves learning and has taken many courses online, currently working towards becoming a Certified Funeral Celebrant.
The history of funeral service in Edson and area dates back to 1913 when a flu epidemic swept the area. The local hospital hired a townsperson to bury the victims of the epidemic.
More formally, The Edson Funeral Parlor started business in the years that followed and was known by that name until Liberty and Anne Joy purchased the business from the local owner. The business was then known as, The Edson Funeral Home. In about 1955, Liberty and Anne Joy partnered with Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home of Edmonton and operated as Connelly-McKinley Edson Funeral Home until 1978. In 1978, Anne Joy died and Liberty Joy dissolved the partnership with Connelly-McKinley.
Edson Funeral Home (The Foothills Memorial Chapel), as it is now known, opened for business on January 1st, 1979 with Robert and Marilynn Joy.
Liberty Joy died in 1981 after serving Edson and area for more than thirty years in the funeral business.