Being a family owned, operated, and independent funeral home means our policies and practice are not dictated to us by any corporate office or shareholders. This allows us the freedom to serve our families in the same manner as we would wish to be served. We are grateful for the positive response we have experienced within the communities we serve and our pledge is to continue to provide the service that merits the confidence you place in us.
Our story begins with Marvin who started his career in 1971 at Southside Memorial in Edmonton. He moved to Camrose where he was employed by Arnold Hoveland at Hoveland Funeral Home in Camrose. When the Hoveland Funeral Home was sold Marvin moved back to Tofield where he ran the family farm and also built Tofield Funeral Home.
In 2002 we purchased the Mount Pleasant Funeral Chapel (formerly Hoveland Funeral Home) in Camrose. Marvin’s sons Chad, Tyler and Layne all work at the funeral home.
Marvin was elected by his peers in the funeral profession to the Alberta Funeral Service Regulatory Board. AFSRB regulates educational standards, monitors performance standards, licensing and investigates consumer complaints.
Tyler is a Past President of the Alberta Funeral Service Association. The Alberta Funeral Service Association works with provincial government ministries and agencies such at the Alberta Funeral Service Regulatory Board, Community and Social Services, Medical Examiner, Solicitor General and Justice Ministry, the Office of the Public Trustee and Guardian and the Office of Vital Statistics. Tyler served as president through the first 14 months of the flu pandemic and is still involved as an association board member where he serves a chair of the Government Relations Committee and the Association Emergency Management Committee.
The supporting staff are Karen Meisner who takes care of the reception, record keeping and office management. Chad Weber, Nick Walz, Harvey Benke, Norm Lentz, Mal Wagner, Jim Urkow, and Lonnie Lauber all assist with funeral services.