Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer
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.