Gerelus has been in funeral service for 29 years, and continues to be driven by
her passion to assist families in their time of need. Her passion began with intrigue about the
concept of death while she was a student at Brandon University, majoring in
Psychology and minoring in both Sociology and Religion. While attending the funeral service for a
close elderly neighbour Shauna decided that funeral service was the career path
she needed to pursue. In 1991 she
graduated as a Funeral Director and Embalmer from the Western School of Mortuary
Practice and has since worked with The 110 Group. She finds working with families very
rewarding and genuine.
and her partner Cliff have one daughter and they enjoy time riding their
As a young
man, Rick Thom was impacted by the death of his mother and wanted to be able to
assist others as they went through the grief process. The memories he carries
on how his family was assisted when his mother passed away still gives him
reason to minister into the lives of the families he serves.Rick has heart for the people he serves and
listens to the families as they share their stories.He strives to assist them in planning a
funeral that will honour the life of their loved one.
working with Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service in 1977, is a licensed Funeral
Director and Embalmer, having graduated from the Western School of Mortuary
Practice.Rick has also completed
numerous continuing education courses to better support the families he serves.
his wife Wendy, who is the pastor of the Shoal Lake Baptist Church, have
resided in Shoal Lake since 1988 and have two married sons and have three grandchildren whom they love to spend time with.