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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Director’s and Embalmer’s Licenses in the Province of Ontario in 1995, Province of Nova Scotia in 1996 and the Province of Alberta in 2001. Leanne joined McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes in 2001.


Stephanie Hulshof Administration and Human Resources Manager Our People Stephanie was born and raised in Windsor, ON. She graduated from St. Clair College receiving her Administration Diploma in 1987. Stephanie joined McInnis and 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 Aaron was born and raised in Calgary, AB. He graduated with honours from the Western School of Funeral Service receiving his Funeral Director’s and Embalmer’s Licenses in the Province of Alberta in 2002. Aaron joined McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes in 1999.


Gille Douville Funeral Director Our People Gille was born and raised in Vulcan, AB where he served as a volunteer firefighter. He joined the McInnis & Holloway team in 1989 and he graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science in 1992. Gille’s experience in dealing with tragedy has made him a committed, driven and compassionate funeral director.


Jerrold Hubman Funeral Director Our People Jerrold was born and raised in Wainwright, AB. He graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science receiving his Funeral Director’s and Embalmer’s Licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1979. Jerrold joined McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes in 1985.


Sharon Kostin  Funeral Director Our People 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 Director’s and Embalmer’s Licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1994. Sharon joined McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes in 1991.


Phil Newbigging Funeral Director Our People Phil was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. He graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science receiving his Funeral Director’s and Embalmer’s Licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1998. Phil joined McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes in 1993.


David Ostopowich Funeral Director Our People David was born and raised in Legal, AB. He graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science receiving his Funeral Director’s and Embalmer’s Licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1985, Province of Saskatchewan in 1992 and the Province of Manitoba in 1995, as well as profession designations in Business Administration and Management in 2000. David joined McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes in 2006.


Stewart Senft Funeral Director Our People 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 Director’s and Embalmer’s Licenses in the Province of Alberta in 1999. Stewart joined McInnis and Holloway funeral Homes in 1996.


Funeral Personnel

Aaron Roe

Andrew Hunter

Blaine Lodomez

Bob Whyte

Bruce Barkley

Carolyn Johnson

Ceili McMahon

Craig Sinyerd

Cynthia Mitchell

Danielle-Dawn Kozak

David Kennedy

David Vallely

Dena Sendecki

Gordon Bailey

Iyesha Farhat

Jacob Walker

James Arrowsmith

Jessica Street

Jim Baker

Jordan Segura

Lindsey Wharmby

Liza Thorne

Marc Patterson

Megan Harvey

Melissa Emmelkamp

Michael Kelly

Murray McIntosh

Nicholas Williamson

Oliver Foster

Roy Styba

Russell Wilson

Sarah Jacqueline Vass

Shannon Jeannot

Stephen Burke

Stephanie Hostland

Terry Pickhaver

Trevor Hodgson

Tressa Booth

Wallace Markewich

Wyatt Schmalz

Val Dean Pierson

Administration

Ashleigh Quinn

Brad Tinordi

Brittany Manchur

Cameron Young

Clarence Pereira

Colleen Bennett-Aru

Debbie Bonneau

Deborah Hanley

Dianne Mottl

Elizabeth Hough- Metcalf

Heather Marsden

Jessica Yu

Karen Anderson

Kelly Ulmer

Kendra Shelle

Linda Hulshof

Lorna Constantine

Lynette Ager

Megan Glassford

Rachel Jiang

Rachel Taylor

Rosanna Evans

Shannon Whittaker

Shelley Longmuir

Sherry MacKenzie

Sierra Le Blanc

Stephanie Ho

Stefanie Hofland

Susan van Geel

Tammie McConachie

Tammy Paul

Vicki Evans

Wendy Whyte

Graphic Arts

Charis McBride

Ilona Zabicka

Rebecca McCance

Victoria Lo

Advance Planning Specialists

Jo Warren

Kathy Cloutier

Kit Leung

Linda Weller

Family Care Program

Audrey Danby

Chris Funk

Wayne McKeage

Olive Branch Support

JoAnn Bartel

Maintenance

Bill Heinitz

Donald Sutherland

Dorothy Putnam

Georges Guy

Jo Ann Paguio

John Campbell

Lori Metzger

Martin Dickinson

Matthew Waites

Rustica Elemento

Shaun Cullen

Shiwaye Hailu

Music Coordinator

Barbara Thorson