Situé à Yorkton, SK
121 Palliser Way, Yorkton, SK
Cremation, Pre-arrangements, Grief support, FlowersSite Web
Situé à Yorkton, SK
Christie"s Funeral Home & Crematorium is the oldest continuous business in Yorkton, but is also one of the most modern. It has continued to make investments in new and improved facilities in order to exceed customer expectations. Following Charlie"s passing a short while after his father, Christie"s Funeral Home was sold to George H. Gunn and John Chambers in 1959 and retained the original owners name.
In 1973, John McPake purchased Christie"s Funeral Home and changed the name of Christie"s Funeral Home to Christie-McPake Funeral Home. John sold the business to Allan and Janet Hill in 1979. The Hill"s named the funeral home Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and rebuilt to its present location on 121 Palliser Way. Due to increasing demand, they chose to include an on site crematorium in the expansion, to better serve their clients thus becoming Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.
Allan owned Christie-Hill for 27 years before selling to longtime employees, Vern & Kathy Novak who are the present owners. Vern & Kathy felt it was only right to return the funeral home to the original name of Christie"s Funeral Home because after 113 years of continuous business, both were proud and honored to be part of Yorkton"s original heritage.
They have also kept this establishment an independently owned funeral home and have taken seriously the logo of "A Tradition of Trust." Twenty-three years ago Vern and Kathy Novak moved from Regina to Yorkton to start a new life with Vern obtaining employment at the old Christie"s building on 5th Avenue. When he started, he learned a lot from Ted Anderson who previously was employed by Christie"s Funeral Home right from the era of Chambers and Gunn until the time of Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel.
The years of Allan Hill, Ted Anderson and Vern Novak were great times but a Funeral Director"s life was so different from the life he knew being employed as an accountant for Remco Memorials in Regina. In 1996, Vern became fully licensed as an embalmer and funeral director. In 1997, Kathy joined the staff as office administrator, and soon came to realize that Yorkton was to become our home where we have raised our children, Kyle and Shelby.
Allan & Janet Hill became like surrogate parents in early years and remain life long friends. Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium continues to expand with the needs of families as do most funeral homes and in the fall of 2006, Kathy completed the training required to become a Certified Funeral Celebrant. A Celebrant can meet the needs of families not necessarily affiliated with a church.
Christie's Funeral Home is also very proud of our newest addition the George Gunn Reception Centre where families can meet for gatherings and funeral receptions with a comfortable seating capacity of 85 - 100. Vern and Kathy chose George Gunn as the namesake because we are continuously reminded of the high standards and ethics he possessed.
As Vern says, "George Gunn truly cared for the well being of each family he served and had a strong commitment to community, I hope to follow in his foot steps." The George Gunn Reception Centre is a catered facility offering a variety of catering options. Together with their staff, Kathy and Vern are honoured to serve Yorkton and area and are extremely proud of our heritage as Christie"s Funeral Home.
We are there to support your family in your time of need.