McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

Our People

Funeral Directors

Ernie Hagel President and Owner Our People default Born in Beiseker, AB, Ernie has over 35 years in all aspects of funeral service in Alberta. With McInnis & Holloway since 1980, Ernie has been instrumental in continuing the high standards of service set by the original owners and continues to provide unique ideas to better serve area families. Ernie welcomes calls from any person who calls the funeral home to talk.


Janine Altamirano Partner and Business Manager Our People default Janine was born and raised in Chauvin, AB. She moved to Calgary in 1991 and worked for an accounting firm before joining our team in 1993. Janine’s desire to learn, whether through a university course or life experiences, has been an asset to the many changes we face in our industry. Janine attended Mount Royal College Funeral Director Program receiving her funeral director’s license in the Province of Alberta in 2006. Janine became a partner of McInnis & Holloway in October 2011.


Jeff Hagel Partner and Operations Manager Our People default Jeff graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary. He then graduated with his applied degree in small business and entrepreneurship and his diploma in international business from Mount Royal College. He worked outside of the funeral profession until 2004 when he made a career change, went back to Mount Royal College and took their distance learning funeral directors certificate program while obtaining his funeral director and embalmers licenses in Edmonton, AB. Jeff joined McInnis & Holloway in June of 2007 and became a partner in October 2011.


Ken Schmelke Retired Owner Our People default Ken Schmelke became a partner in McInnis & Holloway in 1978. The company benefited from his many years in funeral service and vast experienced until his retirement in 2011.


Kathy Cloutier Community Relations Manager Our People default Kathy’s funeral apprenticeship brought her to Calgary in 1978, and as soon as she was licensed, she began her formal career with McInnis & Holloway in 1979. Kathy has added much to the company, not the least of which is her passion for ensuring families of different cultural backgrounds are well served. This has resulted in her research and writing of “Cultural Customs and Traditions in Time of Death and Bereavement,” now in its 3rd printing.


Leanne Macdonald Operations Manager Our People default Leanne was born and raised in Nova Scotia. She graduated from the funeral service program at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario obtaining her funeral directors and embalmers licenses in the Province of Ontario in 1995, Province of Nova Scotia in 1996 and the Province of Alberta in 2001. Leanne joined McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in 2001.


Stephanie Hulshof Administration and Human Resources Manager Our People default Stephanie was born and raised in Windsor, ON. She graduated from St. Clair College receiving her administration diploma in 1987. Stephanie joined McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in 1999 in our Chapel of the Bells office. Her practical knowledge of our offices has proven to be an asset now that she oversees our Administration Department


Aaron Beck Operations Manager Our People default Aaron was born and raised in Calgary, AB. He graduated with honours from the Western School of Funeral Service receiving his funeral directors and embalmers licenses in the Province of Alberta in 2002. Aaron joined McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in 1999.


Jerrold Hubman Funeral Director Our People default Jerrold was born and raised in Wainwright, AB. He graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science receiving his funeral directors and embalmers licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1979. Jerrold joined McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in 1985.


Sharon Kostin  Funeral Director Our People default Sharon was born in Montreal, QC and moved to Edmonton, AB as a teenager. She graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science receiving her funeral directors and embalmers licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1994. Sharon joined McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in 1991.


Phil Newbigging Funeral Director Our People default Phil was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. He graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science receiving his funeral directors and embalmers licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1998. Phil joined McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in 1993.


Stewart Senft Funeral Director Our People default Stewart was born in Edmonton, AB and raised in Acme, AB. He graduated from the Mount Royal College Funeral Director and Embalming Program receiving his funeral directors and embalmers licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1999. Stewart joined McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in 1996.


Funeral Personnel

Aura Funk

Bob Whyte

Bruce Barkley

Ceili Loxton-McMahon

Chelsie Nelson

Curtis Johnson

Dan Michielsen

David Kennedy

Dianne Lance

Gordon Bailey

Gilbert Petrash

Hannah Holmes

James Arrowsmith

Jesse Cochrane

Jessica Street

Jim Baker

Kristen Desjardins

Kurtis Rae

Leah Gurba

Marc Patterson

Matias Brizuela

Melissa Emmelkamp

Michael Kelly

Michelle Dupuis

Michelle Eskrick

Michelle Turner

Morgan Nygaard

Oliver Foster

Richard Bergquist

Richard Diamond

Robert Love

Roy Styba

Russell Wilson

Ryan Johns

Sarah Vienneau

Serg Yuvchykov

Sonja MacDonald

Stephanie Ross

Stuart Paul

Ted Stewart

Terra Stewart

Toni Hodgson

Trevor Hodgson

Tressa Booth

Val Dean Pierson

Wyatt Schmalz

Zachary Harrison

Administration

Aaron Nichol

Ariel Guimond

Annassa Paul

Brad Tinordi

Cameron Young

Carolyn Johnson

Christina Erickson

Clarence Pereira

Colleen Bennett

Debbie Bonneau

Debbie Heikkila

Deborah Hanley

Dianne Mottl

Heather Marsden

Jessica Yu

Joedine Desjarlais

Karry Taylor

Kelly Ulmer

Kirsty Richards

Kristine Murray

Linda Hulshof

Lynette Ager

Melissa Rivers

Rachel Jiang

Rosanna Evans

Rosanne Johnson

Samantha Amoruso

Shannon Whittaker

Stephanie Ho

Stefanie Hofland

Susan van Geel

Vicki Evans

Vicky McAra-Spataru

Graphic Arts

Rebecca McCance

Victoria Lo

Tye Carson

Megan Chmarney

Advance Planning Specialists

Kathy Cloutier

Kit Leung

Linda Weller

Bill Robertson

Family Care Program

Audrey Danby

Chris Funk

Wayne McKeage

Barbara Thorson

Olive Branch Support

JoAnn Bartel

Maintenance

Bill Heinitz

Bonnie Hudson

Christie Isaksen-Hartley

Dorothy Putnam

Jason Hagell

Jo Ann Paguio

John Campbell

Larry Emmerson

Lori Metzger

Matthew Rygus

Matthew Waites

Pat Buechler

Severn Steele

Scott Stephen

Shiwaye Hailu

Music Coordinator

Barbara Thorson