133 Sentinel Drive, Sentinel Industrial Park, Box 1829 | Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0

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Mission View Funeral Chapel Ltd. was established in 1992 by Derrick Kruk. In 1996 he married Nola and together they served the Lac La Biche area for over 25 years. In November 2017, Jeff and Teresa Thackeray were honored to take over the well established business and continue to serve the area. Derrick, Nola , Shelby and Ashlynn all continue to be employed with us and we are pleased to have them as part of our team.

Jeff and Teresa currently reside in Bonnyville, they have 2 children, Sydney age 20 and Scott age 18. Together they also, own and operate Memento Funeral Chapel, a family run business since 1975 when Jeff's parents, Don and Elda Thackeray purchased it. In fact, Derrick once lived in Bonnyville and was employed by Don in the mid 1980's. It's kind of interesting how things turn out!

Just recently, the Alberta Funeral Service Association honored four of our staff with long standing awards, Don with his 50th, Elda with her 40th, Derrick with his 35th and Jeff with his 25th year award for their service and dedication in the funeral industry. Together, with our staff, we will continue to strive to serve all communities with outmost respect and dignity.

Shelby Kiteley

Shelby Kiteley

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Shelby was born and raised in Fernie, B.C. After graduating high school she attended College of The Rockies for Human Services. Shelby made Boyle her permanent home in 2010. Since moving to Boyle Shelby has bought a home, started raising her 3 children and opened a local business with her husband.

Shelby has been a village Councilor for the Village of Boyle since 2017. She is also an avid volunteer in her community. Shelby is the current president of the Boyle School Parent Advisory Association, chair of Angel’s in Motion, is an active member on various other volunteer committees and takes part in hosting exchange students in her home annually. 

Shelby started with Mission View Funeral Chapel in 2018 and graduated from Canadian College of Funeral Service in April 2020. Shelby was the recipient of the 'Highest Overall Academic Performance' award, 'Highest in Law' award and the 'Kynda' award at her graduation. She is a dual licensed funeral director and embalmer that takes pride in serving the families in Lac La Biche and surrounding areas.

Ashlynn Plamondon

Ashlynn Plamondon

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Ashlynn was hired with Mission View Sept of 2020 as an apprentice funeral director/embalmer and is currently enrolled in Canadian College of Funeral Service.

Ashlynn was born and raised in the Plamondon area. She enjoys the outdoor activities that small town life provides; Fishing, hunting, camping and hiking are a few of her favorites. When she is not busy in the outdoors, Ashlynn enjoys music, painting and crocheting. 

Ashlynn looks forward to learning about funeral service and assisting all families that we serve.

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