Reflections Funeral & Cremation Services
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4902 B. 50th Avenue
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Tel: 1-780-581-1550
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Our Staff

Our Staff

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Candice Anderson

Candice Anderson

Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer

Candice began in this profession in January of 2011 after experiencing loss firsthand in 2010 with the tragic passing of her best friend. Assisting with the funeral service and then the formation of a scholarship fund, it inspired Candice to leave the financial industry and pursue helping others through the difficult process of losing their loved ones.

Candice moved to Vermilion in May 2013 from southern Alberta to manage Lakeland Funeral Home, which she did until June of 2020 when the business was sold from The Caring Group Corp. to Crossroads Funeral Home. Following its sale, Candice began Reflections Funeral Services in July of 2020. 

Candice embraces the familiarity of traditions but also strives to stay up to date on trends and new ways that she can better serve those in need. She has dedicated herself to caring for families with compassion and respect. She is willing to go the extra step to help in any way possible and is grateful that she can assist in a time of need. She is dedicated to thoughtful and personalized service. 

She also provides officiating services, customizing her message to portray the relationships had with family and friends, retelling of personal stories, and recognizing spiritual & faith preferences.

As well, Candice serves a director for the Alberta Funeral Services Association (AFSA), coordinator for The Good Life Institute, secretary for the Walking Through Grief Society, and a distinguished member of the International Society of Female Professionals (the IFSP). She has also been recognized for her community contributions with a "Spirit of Vermilion" award and "Employer of the Year" award.

Regarding Candice's personal life, she is busy as a mother and wife, along with being active with sports, taking on household projects, volunteering in community events, travelling, and visiting with family and friends.

Her husband, Joshua, shortly followed her move in 2013 and is employed as an electrical instructor with Lakeland College. They welcomed their daughter, Brielle, in January 2019 and son, Ryker, in September 2020.

Candice looks forward to continuing to serve Vermilion and surrounding communities in the many years to come.


Bethany Jacula

Bethany Jacula

Managing Funeral Director / Embalmer

Bethany moved to Vermilion in January 2017 to work alongside her older sister, Candice Anderson. Shortly following her move, she met Shawn Jacula and the two wed in March of 2020.

Bethany has spent many years in the service industry which has given her the know how in providing a helping hand through decision making processes. Her personal experiences, as well as her time spent working in a naturopath clinic, has given her a sense of empathy, and understanding regarding grieving processes.

She looks forward to continuing to grow in the community of Vermilion and comforting those in need.


Jim Storch

Jim Storch

Funeral Director / Embalmer

Jim moved to the family farm, south of Mannville, in 1978 from Hanna, Alberta. He graduated from Lakeland College in 1990 with his Crops Major Diploma and married his best friend, Louise in 1992. They purchased their own farm in 1994.

His core strongholds surround his quiet faith, his family of four children, farming, and volunteering in our community. His faith is a strength that helps him day to day and provides him with the desire to help families in need.

As a Funeral Director/Embalmer, he acknowledges the privilege of serving our community with honor, empathy, and respect.

An inspirational message that brought him to the industry is Ecclesiastes 3, which details "A Time for Everything." Jim feels that these verses are the epitome of farming and funeral directing.


Michelle Feist

Michelle Feist

Apprentice Funeral Director

Michelle and family moved to Vermilion when she was 10 years old and she fell in love with the town. In her senior year in high school at JR Robson, she met the love of her life, Stephen, and have been together ever since.

She attended Lakeland College in Vermilion, achieving her Business Diploma. Since that time, she worked in differing industries and volunteered her time with non-profit organizations, which eventually brought her to funeral service. As a volunteer with the Good Life Institute, she worked alongside Candice at multiple local events. Recognizing Michelle’s drive, dedication, attention to detail, willingness to learn, and work ethic, Candice approached Michelle to join the funeral industry in January 2020.

Michelle continues to display integrity and respect when working with our families.


Colleen Berg

Colleen Berg

Funeral Attendant

Colleen moved to the Vermilion area as a transfer with Scotiabank in 1992 as a part of her 38 year career in banking, her final 12 years as a Financial Advisor where she gained strong knowledge and experience in financial planning and handling estates. She married her husband, Peter Berg in 1999 and became a step-mother of three amazing children, therefore she was no longer mobile with the bank and set down solid roots in the community.

She and her husband ranch south of Minburn, running a cow-calf operation along with help from the children.

Colleen continues her volunteer activities in retirement that she enjoyed while working and now devotes more time towards her photography passion. Her other interests include her dogs and cats, quilting, golfing, writing, gardening and genealogy.

Colleen is honored to be working with Reflections and to be providing thoughtful and caring services to the community.


Alison Betz

Alison Betz

Funeral Attendant

Alison moved to Vermilion in 1980 from a farm just outside of Cadogan, AB. She worked at the Vermilion hospital as an LPN. In 1982, Alison married her husband, David, and currently has two married children and 4 grandchildren. 

After 38 years at the hospital, Alison retired and joined our funeral home family. This was a smooth transition as she enjoys helping and making connections with local families. 

Alison enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her grandkids!


Bill Poliakiwski

Bill Poliakiwski

Funeral Attendant

Bill is a long-time resident of Vermilion. He was born and raised in the Myrnam / Pathfinder area and moved to Vermilion to commence work at a local hardware chain. During this time, he completed his accounting and retail management courses.

In 1972, he joined the staff at Lakeland College in the Financial Services / Purchasing / Fixed Asset Department. In 2001, he retired from the College.

He began assisting in funeral home operations in 2002. He operates with dignity and respect and feels privileged to assist during a time of sorrow.

Bill is married to Phyllis, with two married children and six granddaughters. He spends his spare time with family, helping on the family farms, playing in a country band and doing whatever needs to be done.


John Lawrence

John Lawrence

Funeral Attendant

John was born in Vermilion and grew up in the Clandonald area, where he still resides. Together with his late wife, Marlene, they raised four children, who are now all married and have blessed the family with five grandchildren.

John, with his brother Art, ran a mixed farming operation. During this time, he was involved with various community activities, as well as a delegate for Alberta Wheat Pool for fourteen years. When he retired from farming, he began working in the funeral home industry and continues to help the people of the area.

He finds this to be a very rewarding experience and takes comfort in knowing that he is helping people through a difficult time in their lives.



Rob Pulyk

Rob Pulyk

Funeral Attendant

Rob and his wife, Lorraine, and six children, have enjoyed living in the town of Vermilion since 1999.

He recently retired from the Gov’t of Alberta. Retirement has brought new opportunities to continue a public service role in the community as a councilor for the Town of Vermilion and as a funeral attendant.

Reflections approach of supporting families during their time of sorrow is a public service value that attracted Rob to become part of their team.


Joe Bucharski

Joe Bucharski

Vehicle Maintenance

Joe was born in Vermilion and lived in Clandonald until the age of 8.  His family moved to Elk Point where his Dad worked for C.N. Rail. In 1977, Joe went to work with his Dad on the railway.

Joe and his wife Mary have 3 sons and 1 daughter.  With his job they would move every 3-5 years. In 1999, along with their two youngest kids, they moved to Vermilion which would be their final move. In 2015, after almost 38 years with C.N., Joe was able to retire.

Joe and Mary are blessed with 5 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren. Joe and Mary love camping in the summer and ice fishing during the winter.

Joe really enjoys what he does for the funeral home and visiting with Candice, Beth and other staff members. As his wife says, he is the social butterfly of the relationship!


Peter Clark

Peter Clark

Funeral Attendant

Peter is originally from Tsawwassen, British Columbia. After completing university, he joined the RCMP in 1982.

 

In 1984, Peter and Jody were married in Vermilion. In the ensuing years, the couple moved extensively throughout Canada, but often visited Vermilion and helped at Jody’s family farm near Minburn. They have two adult sons who are both are married and have children. One lives in Peace River and the other in Vermilion.

 

After Peter retired in 2019, the couple settled in Vermilion. Peter volunteers with local service clubs and enjoys contributing to the community.  He looks forward to camping, time on the farm, visiting with family and watching his three grandsons grow.

 

Peter understands how difficult it can be to lose a loved one. He is honoured to belong to the committed team of like-minded professionals at Reflections Funeral and Cremation Services.


Rick Allen

Rick Allen

Funeral Attendant

Rick, his wife Cathy and two children moved north of Vermilion in 2004. After 35 years in the trucking industry, Rick joined the Town of Vermilion public works. He is an avid volunteer, primarily with his daughter's 4-H club and now the Heavy Horse Show at the fair.

Rick has strong people skills, always willing to talk to everyone and anyone. He is a thoughtful, friendly, hardworking individual who has been a welcomed addition the Reflections team.


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