Jessica Mayen- Hart began working in funeral service in 2014, graduating from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in the spring of 2016. Prior to entering funeral service, Jessica attended the Lethbridge College, graduating from the Criminal Justice Program. She married Levi Hart of Lethbridge and together they have a beautiful daughter Selene Mayen-Hart. Jessica cherishes time with family, loves to travel and has a zest for trying new things. Her family is originally from El Salvador and Jessica is fluent in Spanish. She considers it a great honour to be a part of the Latin-American Community. Jessica is grateful to all the families she serves and entrust in her.
Kayla was born and raised in Shakespeare, Ontario. She graduated from Northwestern Secondary School in 2009, where she got her first taste of the funeral industry in her grade 11 & 12 co-operative studies program. Kayla moved to Edmonton in 2012 where she worked as an administrative assistant, and began studying funeral services at Mount Royal University in September, 2015. Kayla began her career at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels in March, 2016 and where she received her license as a funeral director and embalmer in late 2016.
Sydnee was raised on a farm near Edson and now owns a small hobby farm where she raises chickens & rabbits. Sydnee has a soft spot for all animals, loves to play slo-pitch, go fishing, kayaking and spend quality time with her family. Sydnee does Administration at Foothills Memorial Chapel and she is also a certified Funeral and Other Rites of Passage Celebrant. If you would like to set up a meeting to discuss Sydnee’s Celebrant Services, feel free to contact her via email or call the office at 780-723-3575.
Jayne grew up in Edson and has been fortunate enough to have raised her family on a farm near town. Jayne and her family spend many hours on the river near their home and loves time outdoors. In her spare time, Jayne does the books for the family company and very much enjoys her family life.
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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.