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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, Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau both in Lethbridge and Vancouver. 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.


Chris Martin Jong

Chris Martin Jong

General Manager / Funeral Director

Christopher G. (Martin) Jong represents the fourth generation of the Martin Family and the first fourth-generation funeral director in the Province of Alberta. As the General Manager of Martin Brothers Funeral Services, he is committed to the highest standard in the funeral profession. Chris is the current Vice President of the Alberta Funeral Service Association and serves on the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board-Funeral Education Review Committee (F.E.R.C.).  He is also an examiner for the Canadian College of Funeral Service, testing their Alberta students on the practical portion of the embalming exams.

Chris is the son of Gordon and Elizabeth (Martin) Jong and grandson of Dale and Kay Martin. Chris started his Funeral Service career in 1997 washing the funeral cortège and working evenings at Martin Brothers after school. After graduating from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 2003 Chris enrolled in the Funeral Director/Embalmer program with the Western School of Funeral Service and graduated in 2005. Chris worked with Arbor Memorial Services Inc. in Edmonton from 2003 until 2007, opting to leave the family business to obtain his licenses outside our city. Chris is married to his high school sweetheart Carla and together they have 2 children a son, Grayson, daughter Aubrey and Chocolate lab Buck. Chris is committed to continuing a legacy of service and tradition of excellence caring for Southern Albertans in their most difficult time. 


Sandy Regier

Sandy Regier

Funeral Director

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.


Tanya Baker

Tanya Baker

Funeral Director

Tanya is born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. As a young adult, she moved to the Edmonton Area to begin pursuing her passion for the funeral profession and begin her apprenticeship. After graduating from Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2013, she continued her career in Edmonton, committing herself to personal and professional growth, including learning about many specific needs the multicultural Edmonton Region demanded of the funeral profession. In the end of 2019, Tanya took an opportunity to join the Martin Brothers team and made the move back to her hometown of Lethbridge.

Tanya began volunteering with various small community Fish and Game Associations in Alberta in 2014, holding positions such as Range and Archery chair, Secretary, and Vice President. Tanya continues to pursue her passions with the Great Outdoors and local organizations while also seeking a balance in life, focusing on her growing family as she is due to be a mother in Summer 2020. With her husband Kevin and their new child, they hope to continue enjoying life’s adventures- traveling and camping throughout Alberta and British Columbia, enjoying every year’s hunting season, and most recently helping at Kevin’s Family’s Southern Alberta cattle ranch. 


Jessica Mayen

Jessica Mayen

Funeral Director

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. 


Riley Flint

Riley Flint

Funeral Director

Riley was born and raised in Langley, BC, moving to Lethbridge, AB in 2013. After graduating high school in 2014, Riley attended the University of Lethbridge studying Kinesiology. During his time at the University Riley was honoured to be a member of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Soccer Team. Riley began his career in funeral service with Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel in 2016. Riley graduated from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in April of 2019. With his girlfriend Tessa and their dog Hudson, Riley is proud to call Lethbridge home and to serve the families of Southern Alberta.


Jordan Duncan

Jordan Duncan

Office Administrator

Jordan was born and raised in Taber, Alberta. Graduating from W.R. Myers in 2015. She began her career in Funeral Service with Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels in September of 2018. working as our Administrative Assistant. Jordan is an essential member of the Martin Brothers Team and is proud to serve the bereaved families of Southern 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. 


Will Martin

Will Martin

Apprentice Funeral Director

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 funeral business. His interest in business excellence brought him to Vancouver, where he graduated from Simon Fraser University. Will has been an integral part of Martin Brothers Funeral Services around the lower mainland, assisting at funerals and serving as lead crew for the Scattering at Sea memorials. He is now pursuing his Funeral Director and Embalming licenses, beginning his apprenticeship in the fall of 2019.


Tom Novak

Tom Novak

Funeral Attendant

Tom was born and raised in Lethbridge and attended the Catholic Central High School, graduating in 2012. Tom is a proud first generation Canadian, his parents immigrating from Hungary in the late 1980’s. He began his career in Funeral Service with Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels in February of 2016, working as a funeral attendant. He is an essential member of the Martin Brothers Team and is proud to serve the bereaved families of Southern Alberta.


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.


Alan Young

Alan Young

Organist

After a High School teaching career in U.K., Alan came to Canada in 1985 to be Music Director at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Lethbridge. He combined this with Examining and Adjudicating for major National oganisations, retiring in 2016.  With numerous relatives on both sides of the Atlantic, Alan currently enjoys travelling and visiting.


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