Born in Swan River, Manitoba and raised on the family farm, Garry was the ninth of eleven children. He entered the Funeral Service in 1983 joining Paull Funeral Home in his home town and completed his apprenticeship in July 1985.
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.