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Candlelight Service

Candlelight Service

Date: Dec 4th

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The evening will include a short service and ceremony, video presentation, and live music to honour and remember those we have loved and lost during this often difficult season. Light refreshments will be served, and a time of fellowship will follow the service. All are welcome to attend.

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving the Saskatoon area since 1952, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home will help you customize your arrangements, while respecting your faith, taste and budget. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals.

Our 85 acres with mature trees and a tranquil pond provides a warm and relaxing atmosphere for friends and family to gather and reminisce.  Our Funeral Home, built in 2002, adds the convenience of making all your arrangements at one location.

We are proud to be a part of this community.  Our helpful, dedicated staff are passionate about supporting families, local associations, religious organizations and cultural groups, and we are honoured to host a series of free memorial events throughout the year. 

Our Staff

Funeral Home Manager

Patrick Brown

Cemetery Manager

Jeff Smulan

Jeff has been with Arbor since September 2012. Together with his family they enjoy the outdoors, hiking, camping and kayaking. Jeff's other interests include wood working, cooking and playing guitar. 

Jsmulan@arbormemorial.com

Property Manager

Dion Thiessen

Funeral Director

Carley Brown

Funeral Director

Basil Forsberg

Funeral Director

Lisa Bos

Family Services Director

Taylor Sawchyn

Taylor joined the Arbor Memorial team in 2019 and loves helping families at their time of need.

tsawchyn@arbormemorial.com

Sales Representative

Shane W Serack

Sales Representative

Don Hedman

Don has worked at Hillcrest since 2003. He is currently a national track and field official in both vertical and horizontal jumps. He cycles in the summer and runs in the winter.

dhedman@arbormemorial.com

Sales Representative

Austin C. Atchison

Austin has been at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens since 2016. He is an executive member for Motorcycle Ride for Dad helping fight prostate cancer. 

aatchison@arbormemorial.com

Branch Administrator

Kathy Diederichs

Kathy has been with Hillcrest Memorial Gardens since 2012 and enjoys dealing with the families that pass her way. 

HillcrestMG@arbormemorial.com

Administrator

Frances Seidler

Crematorium Technician

Lionel Rutten

Crematorium Technician

Terry Bokshowan

Para Funeral Attendant

George Blanchette

Para Funeral Attendant

Gordon Paul

Para Funeral Attendant

Andrew Gaucher

Para Funeral Attendant

Micaiah Wiens

Para Funeral Attendant

Christian Lafontaine

Intern

Jamie Rugg

Tour Hillcrest Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home

Our video showcases the beautiful grounds and comprehensive services provided by Hillcrest, Saskatoon's only all-in-one cemetery, crematorium and funeral home.