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Our Team


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Dale Martin Jr.

Dale Martin Jr.

Funeral Director

Dale Martin Jr. is a third generation Funeral Director and President/Owner of Martin Brothers Funeral Services, a company with a history dating back to 1907. Born in Alberta, Dale is a graduate of Brentwood College School on Vancouver Island, and has always considered Vancouver a second home. Dale attended the University of Lethbridge and studied Management Arts. His wife Colleen is Vancouver born and raised, and along with their two boys, Will and Jack, the Martin family spends much of their time in Lethbridge and Vancouver. Along with their new location in Dunbar in Vancouver’s West Side and the Pacific Ceremny yacht, Dale is also Chairman of the Board for The Caring Group Corp. and owns other funeral homes, flower shops, and monument design operations across Alberta and British Columbia.

Dale was instrumental in development of The Caring Group Corp’s. proprietary software, “eCare” Funeral Home Management Systems. This ground breaking software is now used in over 100 funeral homes throughout Canada and is key and instrumental to the advancement in technology within the funeral profession. Dale is a member of Rotary Club of Lethbridge and Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of both the Alberta executive and British Columbia Funeral Service Associations and the Canadian Funeral Service Association. In the business for over 35 years, Dale knows both the value of commemorating a loved one and understands the ever-evolving funeral market.


Daryl Lockyer

Daryl Lockyer

Senior Funeral Director

Daryl began his career while still attending Winston Churchill High School. After high school he went on to graduate from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Daryl managed the Memorial Chapel (Martin Brothers North location) until 1998 when he took a position with Howard & McBride Westlawn (Edmonton, Alberta). A year later he moved to Portage la Prairie, MB where he managed Omega Funeral Home. In the spring of 2001, Daryl returned to Lethbridge and Martin Brothers as General Manager. Daryl is married to Jamie and together they have 2 furry children Zoey and Gracy. Daryl is a past president of the Rotary Club, Oddfellows Lodge, Past Director of the Lethbridge Boys & Girls Club, 4th Degree Knight as well as member of several other organizations.


Bruce Small

Bruce Small

Senior Funeral Director

Bruce was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to Red Deer in 1971, After playing 5 years of Jr. Hockey in Lethbridge, Drumheller and Red Deer, he attended Red Deer College playing hockey and receiving his Diploma in Business Administration in 1980. In 1982 he moved to Lethbridge to work for Hudson’s Bay Wholesale as a Sales Representative in Southern Alberta. In 1989 he started his Apprenticeship with Martin Brothers, graduating in 1991 as a Funeral Director / Embalmer from the Alberta Funeral Service Association. Bruce has continued to serve families in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta with Martin Brothers for 31 years. Bruce’s wife Janine works for the City of Lethbridge. Bruce has 6 children and 3 grandchildren.


Sandy Regier

Sandy Regier

Funeral Director/General Manager

Sandy Regier has called Lethbridge home for the past 37 years, and in 2010 moved with her husband Rusty, and their children; Apryl and Matt to Coaldale, where they reside today. After several years in the banking profession, Sandy entered into funeral service with Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels in 2007 and obtained her funeral director/embalmers licenses in 2010 from the Canadian College of Funeral Service. Sandy serves the families within our community by guiding them through the most difficult time in their lives, as a compassionate and empathetic Funeral Director. Sandy feels blessed and honoured to be assisting the grieving families of Southern Alberta and is proud to play an intricate role as a member of the Martin Brothers team of funeral service professionals.


Lisa Shimozawa

Lisa Shimozawa

Funeral Director

Lisa was born in Lethbridge, and has lived in Taber and Lethbridge most of her life.  She graduated from the University of Lethbridge, and after careers in sales and finance, she decided to enter into funeral service in 2014.  Her genuine concern in looking after families during one of their most difficult journeys is something she takes great pride in.  She spends her spare time with friends and family, and enjoys the strong sense of community that Southern Alberta provides.


Will Martin

Will Martin

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Will Martin is the eldest son of Martin Brothers president Dale Martin. As the fourth generation in Martin Brothers funeral services, Will has grown up around the funeral business. His interest in business excellence brought him to Vancouver, where he graduated from Simon Fraser University where he completed his degree in Business Administration and Economics. Following his time working for Martin Brothers in the Lower Mainland, Will enrolled in the Canadian College of Funeral Service in his home town of Lethbridge, Alberta where he completed his Funeral Directing and Embalming Licenses. Soon after, Will's love for the west coast brought him to completing his Funeral Directing and Embalming Licenses for British Columbia as well. Today, Will works back and forth between Martin Brother AB and BC locations as he continues to learn from his predecessors.


Jack Martin

Jack Martin

Apprentice Funeral Director

Jack Martin is the youngest son of Martin Brothers president Dale Martin Jr. and a current team member of Martin Brothers in Lethbridge. As a member of the fourth generation of Martins to serve Lethbridge, Jack has grown up around funeral service his entire life. Upon graduation from Chinook High School in 2016, he developed an interest for Public Service and Politics, of which brought him to Vancouver where he graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He is now pursuing his Funeral Director and Embalming licenses and nearing the completion of his apprenticeship at Martin Brothers. Apart from work, Jack has been involved with athletics for much of his life and continues be involved with many recreational sports here in Lethbridge such as Hockey, Rugby, Golf, and Powerlifting. Jack also maintains a presence on a few volunteer boards in Lethbridge in an effort to be move involved with his community. Jack is honoured to be a part of such a compassionate and caring team at Martin Brothers and is excited to carry on his family’s long legacy of service to Lethbridge and the surround area.


Jessica Mayen-Hart

Jessica Mayen-Hart

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Jessica Mayen-Hart began working in funeral service in 2014, graduating from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in the spring of 2016. Prior to entering funeral service, Jessica attended the Lethbridge College, graduating from the Criminal Justice Program. She married Levi Hart of Lethbridge and together they have a beautiful daughter Selene Mayen-Hart. Jessica cherishes time with family, loves to travel and has a zest for trying new things. Her family is originally from El Salvador and Jessica is fluent in Spanish. She considers it a great honour to be a part of the Latin-American Community. Jessica is grateful to the families of Southern Alberta for placing their trust in her during their time of need. She is an asset to the team at Martin Brothers and her attention to detail makes her a great funeral director. 


Brynley Paterson

Brynley Paterson

Apprentice Funeral Director

Brynley was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta and has lived most of her life here. Brynley is a new Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer at Martin Brothers. She is currently enrolled in Mount Royal University scheduled to complete her Funeral Service diploma in 2024.

Brynley is married to Ari and a mother of two, to Maeve and Leon Paterson. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and playing games with them. Apart from work, Brynley is a Shodan (Black belt) in Judo. A highlight for her was in 2009 when she took the black belt exam with her father. She also enjoys playing the piano and quilting in her spare time.

Brynley’s compassion and kindness make her a wonderful addition to our team. She has made it one of her goals to serve her community by providing professional and kind service to others. Brynley is proud to be working with the Martin Brothers Team serving Southern Alberta.


Harlen Pinder

Harlen Pinder

Apprentice Funeral Director

Harlen Pinder was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta where he attended Winston Churchill High School. After graduation, Harlen took a year to explore his options before joining the Martin Brothers team in 2023. Harlen is currently pursuing his Funeral Director and Embalming licenses through the Canadian College of Funeral Services while apprenticing at Martin Brothers. In his personal time, Harlen is very involved in the Lethbridge Football Program.  He developed a passion for football at a very young age, and he continues to stay involved with as a coach for the Bulldogs Bantam team.  Harlen is a true believer that young people learn values such as teamwork, compassion, and responsibility during team sports and he takes pride in being able to give back to his community and its youth.  Harlen aspires to complete his apprenticeship under the mentorship of the Martin Brothers Team and continue to serve his community in the future. 


Jordan Hunt

Jordan Hunt

Apprentice Funeral Director

Jordan is an Irish Funeral Director and Embalmer who has just moved to Alberta from Barcelona, Spain. She was working as a Director of Operations for an online education company but left that to pursue a career in the Funeral Industry. She speaks fluent English, Spanish and Catalan. In her spare time she is an avid hiker, gamer and likes to spend time at home or in the outdoors. She also has 2 cats which she adopted in Spain and brought with her to Alberta.


Leah Rubeniuk

Leah Rubeniuk

Office Administrator

Leah was born and raised in the Kootenays of British Columbia until relocating to Lethbridge at the age of 13.  

After graduating High School, and taking time to work and travel overseas, she became a fully certified Esthetician.  She enjoyed a career in the beauty industry for several years, until eventually shifting her focus, and obtaining her diploma as a Legal Assistant. 

Leah joined the Martin Brothers team in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant and values the role she plays in the process of caring for bereaved families both professionally, and personally. 

In her down time, she loves to ski, cook, and visit her family in B.C whenever she has the time. Most of all, she cherishes the time she spends with her son, Brady. 


Sam Orr

Sam Orr

Office Administrator

Sam Orr was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up in Lethbridge. After graduating from LCI, she went on to receive a diploma in Computer Information Technology at Lethbridge College. After working as a software developer, she decided to shift focus and found herself at Martin Brothers.

Sam enjoys many activities in her spare time, including skiing, travelling, board games, and spending time outside. She is an animal lover and has owned a variety of animals over the years.

A valuable addition to our team here at Martin Brothers, Sam brings not only her technical expertise but also passion for helping families navigate difficult times with empathy and compassion.


Trudie Slomp

Trudie Slomp

Funeral Attendant

Trudie was born and raised in Southern Alberta and has lived most of her life in Lethbridge. She is married to Bert Slomp, has two married children and five grandchildren. She loves travelling and being energetically involved in her grandchildren’s activities. After retiring from the nursing profession, Trudie joined Martin Brothers in 2013. One of Trudie’s goals in life is to be a blessing to others, using her skills as a compassionate and caring person. Trudie is proud and honored to serve the families of Southern Alberta by continuing the tradition of excellence that Martin Brothers strives to provide.


Alan Litchfield

Alan Litchfield

Funeral Attendant

Alan Litchfield was born in England, emigrating with his family to Canada when he was young, and has lived from coast to coast in Canada.  Recently celebrating their 50th anniversary, Al and his wife have three children and 6 grandchildren. He currently serves as pastor of Raymond Baptist Church as well as chaplain for Stirling Fire Department.  Al joined Martin Bros. in 2013 and has worked for a number of years in the funeral business.  He is honoured to have the opportunity to work with the excellent staff at Martin Brothers as well as to serve the families of Lethbridge and area in their time of need.


Lorri Penner

Lorri Penner

Funeral Attendant

Lorri was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta.  She was a Victim Services Coordinator for the RCMP and Coaldale Police service for 17 years. She is a 4th year student at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Social Work and plans to work in loss and bereavement after graduation. Lorri has 3 children and is a very proud Nana to 5 adorable little granddaughters. In her spare time Lorri enjoys camping with her fiancé, Duane and their 3 fur babies, gardening and running.  Lorri is very proud to work with Martin Brothers serving the families of Southern Alberta.


Darryl Bertrand

Darryl Bertrand

IT Director

Darryl was raised in the small community of Redcliff, AB located just west of Medicine Hat. He moved to Lethbridge in 1992 where he attended the University of Lethbridge. He has over 20 years experience in computers and database systems. He received a Business Administration Diploma from the Medicine Hat College as well as a Bachelor of Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge. Darryl is proud to be serving Southern Alberta families with Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels since 2001.


Elizabeth Martin Jong

Elizabeth Martin Jong

Funeral Director & Soloist

Elizabeth is the wife of Chartered Accountant Gord Jong; mother to Terrah and Chris; mother in law to Carla and Grammie to Grayson and Aubrey. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Music in voice and piano from the University of Lethbridge, and is a licensed Funeral Director working at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels, where she focuses on funeral preplanning. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, father, brother and son, Elizabeth is honoured to be part of the funeral profession.



Cathie Martin Weersink

Cathie Martin Weersink

Soloist

Cathie is married to Brian Weersink and as the youngest of the three Martin children, Cathie and Brian have three boys of their own; Adam, Austin and Arik. Cathie is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, with a bachelor’s degree in music, and teaches school at Father Leonard Van Tigem School in Lethbridge. She also offers her beautiful voice as a soloist at many funeral services in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.


Mary Lee Voort

Mary Lee Voort

Organist

Mary Lee Voort received her early musical training in B.C, and began playing for church services and ballet classes at age 13. She attended the University of Lethbridge, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. She has extensive experience in both the pipe organ and piano, having had positions at various churches in Lethbridge over the years. She was the accompanist for the Anne Campbell Singers, travelling with them to Europe and acting as rehearsal pianist for the massed international choir festival in Vienna, Austria. She has been the accompanist for numerous soloists and instrumentalists, school choirs, musical theatre productions, and city church choirs. Mary Lee enjoys her positions as church organist for St. Augustine's Anglican Church, accompanist for Vox Musica Community Choir, principal keyboardist with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, and a full teaching and accompanying schedule. One of her greatest joys, though, is being able to provide the comfort of beautiful music to families who are grieving.


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