Grief & Healing
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On staff, we have many licenced funeral directors and embalmers who have been specially trained in their field. They will compassionately guide you through the arrangement process, answer your questions and look after the many necessary details. Behind the scenes, our staff ensure that the deceased is always respectfully looked after.
|Jerry Smolyk, President and Owner|
Born in Edmonton, Jerry attended his early schooling in the city. After graduating from the Mortuary College in Miami, Florida with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science, Jerry returned to Edmonton to devote himself to funeral service and work with his father, Tod, in the family business. After more than 30 years at Park Memorial, Jerry continues to actively serve the families of Edmonton in their time of grief.
His dedication to the profession shows in his commitment to various organizations over the years. He was made an Honorary Member of the Alberta Funeral Service Association, and is Past President of both the Funeral Service Association of Canada and the Alberta Funeral Service Association.
Jerry also finds time to devote to the community through his role as past Provincial General of Friars of Edmonton and as a member of the Knights of Columbus.
|Kirstie Smolyk, Vice President|
Kirstie began working at Park Memorial during her summer breaks from the University of Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Commerce in 1995 and went on to work full time at the funeral home for the next two years. With a keen interest in communications, Kirstie decided to further her education and obtained her Public Relations diploma from Grant MacEwan Community College. Her education led her to the Canadian Red Cross where she worked for almost five years, writing and editing publications, working with the media, and planning special events.
Kirstie obtained her funeral director's licence in 2003 and enjoys working to find new and creative ways to help families more effectively during their time of need. She is the third generation of the Smolyk family now fully involved in this family owned and operated funeral home. Kirstie's husband, Nelson Lanca, also works in the family business as the Facilities/Operations Manager. Together, they are also busy raising active young twins --- a girl and a boy.
|Brad Eleniak, Manager|
Brad was born and raised in the Chipman and Lamont area. Brad’s first job in funeral service was with Park Memorial in Edmonton in 1993. In 2000, Brad graduated from Mount Royal College in Calgary with his funeral director and embalmer licenses.
Brad lives in Edmonton with his wife and daughter and is kept busy with his daughter's extra curricular activities.
Brad feels that funeral service is very valuable and important profession, and that providing exceptional service to the families Park Memorial serves is of the utmost importance. Brad began his role as manager in April 2012.
|Len Ohlman, Manager|
While serving in the Canadian Forces in 2002, Len became intrigued with funeral service and began volunteering at a funeral home in Bon Accord. Two years later, after a 21-year career with the Navy and the Military Police, including three UN/NATO tours to the former Yugoslavia, Len retired. He then began to pursue his passion full-time --- becoming a funeral director and embalmer.
Len graduated from the Western School of Funeral Service in 2005, while working at Foster & McGarvey. In 2006, Len joined the team at Park Memorial and quickly became one of the senior directors on staff. In the fall of 2011, Len became Assistant Manager and in April 2012, he was promoted to the position of Manager.
Len is married to Donna and together they have two beautiful daughters, Kayla and Alicia. Away from work, Len can be found “taking it easy” on the family acreage near Westlock. With horses, donkeys, potbelly pigs, dogs, cats, there is never a dull moment to be had.
|Jacky and Gilla Leung, Asian Representatives|
梁太 Gilla 780-953-4343
梁順發 Jacky 780-970-0033
This husband and wife duo have been involved in funeral service for the past 19 years. Jacky and Gilla care for our Asian community with compassion and kindness, and unparalleled service. The couple are well versed in all aspects of traditional Asian culture funeral services and coordinate both traditional burial services and memorial services.
Jacky and Gilla believe that after care is a very important aspect of their service and they support and guide our families with the many details following the service such as the paperwork, cemetery details and monument purchases. As well, Jacky and Gilla offer pre-arrangement services and are available to meet with the families here at Park Memorial or at the family home.
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