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Joe, Kimberly & Nathaniel Coffey

Joe, Kimberly & Nathaniel Coffey

Owners / Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Joe and Kimberly Coffey purchased Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Home in 2007 and also own and operate Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton and Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack.  They live on a small cattle farm north of Roblin and enjoy the country lifestyle. 

Joe grew up on a farm in Ethelbert, MB and completed his high school at St. Vladimir's College in Roblin.  After studying philosophy and theology for the priesthood with the Basilian Fathers he went on to answer a vocation to funeral service.  After working for a large company in Winnipeg and earning his professional designations, he became the owner and president of the Canadian College of Funeral Service, training funeral directors and embalmers across the country. 

In search of a quieter lifestyle, Joe brought his young family back to his roots, the Manitoba countryside.  Joe and Kimberly, along with their team of family care professionals, enjoy serving the people of this area and are grateful to the many families who place their trust in them.  


Sonny Moroz

Sonny Moroz

Manager / Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Sonny, the eldest of three boys, was born to Johnny and Eileen Moroz (Sichewski) and raised in Dauphin, MB. He attended school in Dauphin and in Grade 11 was offered a full sports scholarship to Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, where he graduated. 

After graduation he was given a football scholarship to attend the U of S in Saskatoon, SK. That summer he suffered a major set back playing rugby in the 1981 Canada Summer Games where he fractured three vertebrae. It was shortly after this that he was asked by Mr. Walter Strilchuk if he would be interested in assisting in the funeral home. That was the beginning of what was to be a life long career in the funeral service. In 1983 Sonny began his apprenticeship under the direction of  mentor and close friend, Mr. Gerald Dutchyshen. In 1984 he moved to Brandon and finished his apprenticeship with Brockie Donovan Funeral Home. From 1988 to 1991 Sonny worked in funeral homes located in Calgary and Banff, AB.

In 1991 he moved to Kamloops, BC where he was actively involved with funeral services and the youth ministry with the Parish he attended. In 1998 Sonny was offered the opportunity to manage Brockie Donovan Funeral Home in Brandon, MB. After twenty years serving the Brandon community he moved back home to Dauphin, MB in March of  2018. It has been an honor and a privilege to be back home serving friends, relatives and reconnecting with his hometown.

Sonny enjoys meeting and speaking to community and Church members, senior centers and at various group workshops about the numerous options available to families in regards to arranging a funeral service and the benefits of pre-planned arrangements.

In his leisure time, Sonny enjoys watching all sports and actively participates in outdoor activities which includes fishing, hunting, picking smoozhee mushrooms (morel) and wild kalynna (cranberries).

August 2018 found Sonny assisting in the organization of a successful Stanley Cup Day in Dauphin for his lifetime friend Barry Trotz who coached the Washington Capitals to victory.

Sonny is proud of his two adult children, Brayden and Avril who reside in Brandon, MB.


Ryan Raffray

Ryan Raffray

Manager / Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Ryan was born in Dauphin and raised in Ste. Rose du Lac.  In 1993, at the age of 17 years, he joined the staff of Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services and began the road to becoming a funeral director/embalmer.  In 1996, he received his licenses for the Province of Manitoba. 

In search of a challenge, Ryan and his wife Michelle moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1997 where Ryan worked as a funeral director/embalmer for Park Memorial Funeral Home in Edmonton.  They returned to the Ste. Rose area in 1998 where he resumed employment with Sneath-Strilchuk as manager of the Ste. Rose Chapel and began raising their family. 

In 2015, Ryan became manager of Sneath-Strilchuk McCreary Chapel.  He thoroughly enjoys serving the families of the Ste. Rose/McCreary area and providing them with a high level of service. 

Ryan is an active member of the community as a member of Ste. Rose de Lima Parish,  a board member for the Ste. Rose Health Centre, along with serving the community and surrounding area as a marriage commissioner for the Province of Manitoba.  Ryan coordinates and leads the annual Blue Christmas Service for the Dauphin and Ste. Rose Chapels.    

In 2017, Ryan became a certified Funeral Celebrant through Insight Books.   A Funeral Celebrant serves by providing a funeral service, memorial service or tribute that is personalized and individualized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased.  Ryan enjoys this work immensely and believes in providing the best possible service to families that have entrusted this honor to him. 

Ryan and Michelle have 5 children, Emilie and fiancé Travis, Matthieu, Isabelle, Mireille and Sarah.  Ryan and Michelle are kept busy with school activities with the children and any spare time he has is spent in the company of family and friends.  


Luke MacMillan

Luke MacMillan

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer / Cremation Specialist

Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Luke graduated from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School.  In 2014 he answered the call to funeral service and with his wife Cherie, children Logan and Tyson, moved to Dauphin to serve the Parkland Region.  Luke graduated from the Canadian College of Funeral Service and received his Funeral Director’s and Embalming License in 2016.  Since moving to Dauphin, Luke and Cherie have added two more children to their family – Ella and Jeulia.

A loyal fan of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team and the Philadelphia Eagles football team, Luke, above all, loves spending time with his family.


 


Rodney Juba

Rodney Juba

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Rodney was born in Roblin, Manitoba and at an early age moved to Grandview where he graduated high school.  His career in community service began when he located to Dauphin, Manitoba.  With over 20 years in the funeral profession, Rodney has always been driven to serve his community, both in his professional and personal life.

In conjunction with funeral service, Rodney works as a health care provider for the Prairie Mountain Health Authority.  Always ready to serve his community, he currently sits on Dauphin City Council and volunteers with the Knights of Columbus, the Keystone Chorus
Barbershoppers and the Dauphin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

As a sports enthusiasts, Rodney can be found cheering for our Manitoba sports teams - the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Winnipeg Jets.




Genny Carriere

Genny Carriere

Administrator

Genny, who was born and raised in Dauphin, Manitoba, brings many years of customer service and administrative skills to Sneath-Strilchuk.  Growing up she lived in the country, attended school and graduated, all in Dauphin.  In 1985 she married George Carriere and together they raised their two children, Fabien & Gabrielle. 

A strong community supporter, Genny is involved in the local theatre company, Theatre Amisk.  She is also a member of the Parkland Women’s Choir and an active member in her church community.  In her spare time she enjoys gardening, sewing, quilting, painting, but most of all spending time with her family and three grandsons. 



Lisa Puchailo

Lisa Puchailo

General Maintenance and Funeral Attendant

Lisa comes from a long line of Funeral Directors as her grandfather, father, brother, uncle and cousin were all funeral directors in Southern Manitoba and Bermuda.  Much like her family, working at the funeral home allows Lisa the opportunity to assist families during their time of bereavement. 

Born and raised in Pilot Mound, Manitoba, she is now married with four sons and two grandsons.

Lisa owns and operates Beyond The Mountain Photography in the RM of Dauphin and is an active member of the Dauphin Chamber of Commerce.  An animal lover, she passionately fosters for the Parkland Humane Society.


Paul Raffray

Paul Raffray

Funeral Attendant

Paul was born and raised in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba.  After graduating from Ste. Rose School, he attended St. Paul's College and the University of Manitoba, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree and his Certificate in Education. He began his 33-year career at Ste. Rose School in the fall of 1969, teaching senior high mathematics.  During those years, his extra-curricular activities included working as yearbook advisor and safe grad coordinator.  In 1971, he married Karen Brandson, and together they raised their two children, Ryan and Kari.  

Following his retirement in 2003, Paul began working for Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral services as a funeral attendant.  One of the great benefits of this job is the opportunity to work side-by-side with his son, Ryan.

Paul has been actively involved with the Ste. Rose Fitness Club, helping to promote health and fitness in the community.  Paul has served on the board of directors for many years, working with the other volunteer directors to manage and operate the fitness centre.   

In his spare time, Paul enjoys photography, especially nature photography in Riding Mountain National Park, along with mountain biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.  Paul and Karen enjoy spending as much time as possible with their children and six grandchildren.



Boris Yakimishyn

Boris Yakimishyn

Funeral Attendant

Boris was born and raised on the family homestead, nine miles north of Roblin, Manitoba where he still resides with his wife, Velda.  It was here that they raised their two sons Jamie and Rick.  Boris belongs to the Holy Redeemer Parish and is also a lifetime member of the Roblin Knights of Columbus.

He was employed at the Roblin District Health Centre since 2005 and is now semi-retired.  Boris enjoys fishing, hunting, socializing and meeting new people.  He also enjoys watching hockey and curling.

In the summer, he and Velda enjoy working on their yard and garden.  Since joining the Sneath Strilchuk Family Care Team, he thoroughly enjoys meeting people and helping families in their time of need.



Bill Homeniuk

Bill Homeniuk
Funeral Attendant

Howard Burnie

Howard Burnie
Funeral Attendant

Jim Laquette

Funeral Home Assistant

Jerry Dutchyshen

Jerry Dutchyshen
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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