Helping you navigate through a difficult time
While we opened in the fall of 2020, our staff has over three decades of experience in the funeral industry. Garry Howdle, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer manages Pointe West and has served the Edmonton community for over 30 years. Over 80% of the families who choose our funeral services are from referrals.
We aspire to be the cremation and funeral service of choice in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Setting the standard for exceptional customer service, fair competitive pricing and industry knowledge.
What Our Families Are Saying
POINTE WEST CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. is committed to responsible, honest pricing that is transparent & affordable.
We do not have any hidden costs or additional surcharges that are added on during the arrangement process.
• We have our own crematorium on-site, therefore there is no need to transport the deceased to another location or out of Edmonton for cremation
• No additional charges based on weight of the individual
• No policy demanding upgraded cremation caskets for individuals over a certain weight
• No additional charges if the death occurs at home
• No additional charges if the transfer is done outside of regular business hours, holidays or weekends
• No additional fees to pick the medical certificate of death
• No surcharges for a “RUSH” cremation
• No additional fees to dress the deceased before cremation
• Regulatory Board fees are included in our pricing
Licensed Funeral Director | Embalmer
He proudly served his apprenticeship under the direction of a third-generation funeral director Eldon C. Paull. It was from Eldon that Garry learned the importance of service to the community, creating personal relationships and the significance of traditional values blending with creative solutions to make each service unique.
Garry moved to Edmonton in 1990 and worked for Howard & McBride Westlawn Funeral Home, Hainstock’s Funeral Home and Harmony Funeral Chapel (Red Deer). In 1999 he helped create Serenity Funeral Service, and as President/General Manager, he built the company from one location to seven serving Edmonton and surrounding cities.
Garry is now fulfilling a long-time goal of operating a local family owned funeral service, enacting the values and high-standards set forth by his mentors. He welcomes the opportunity of serving families in Edmonton and the surrounding communities with the focus on personalized service, a commitment to responsible pricing and creating the perfect memorial that each family deserves.
With over 37 years of experience in funeral service, Garry has cultivated exceptional relationships and considers many of his clients friends. He proudly supports many community initiatives charities and non profit organizations. He has served on the Mount Royal University Curriculum Advisory Board (Funeral Service) from 2014 – 2019.
Garry’s passion for helping people continues with establishing the new Pointe West Cremation and Funeral Service offering exceptional customer service and supporting families. Garry and his family look forward to assisting you with honouring your loved one at Pointe West.
If you need assistance, please contact Garry at 780-454-7878 or by email at Garry@PointeWestFuneral.com.