3030 55 Street
Red Deer, AB T4P 3S6
Phone: (403) 342-2460
Fax: (403) 342-2495

History

HISTORY

The Alberta Funeral Service Association was organized September 24, 1928 in Red Deer Alberta and incorporated on April 21, 1931. The first president was George E. Bowker of Ponoka and secretary of the meeting was Dr. J.C. Wainwright of Calgary.  83 funeral directors were accepted into membership at that time.

AFSA celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 1978.

Although the Association office has been located in different Alberta cities over the years, it is currently located in Red Deer.

 

PAST PRESIDENTS

 

George E. Bowker

Ponoka

1928-1931

R. D. Sheffield

Innisfail

1931-1933

J.W. Connelly

Edmonton

1933-1935

James E. Hunter

Westlock

1935-1937

George Humphries Sr.

Drumheller

1937-1938

G. Harry Martin

Lethbridge

1938-1939

J.K. Brennen

Stettler

1939-1945

D.M. Leyden

Calgary

1945-1946

F.E. McLeod

Wainwright

1946-1946

Alfred J. McInnis

Calgary

1948-1949

A.I. Hoveland

Camrose

1949-1951

Robert Whyte

Hanna

1951-1952

Harold C. Johnson

Red Deer

1952-1953

Don McLaughlin

Edmonton

1954-1956

Murray Jacques

Calgary

1956-1958

Gordon Fee

Killam

1958-1960

Cy Foster

Calgary

1960-1962

Earl Baker

Wetaskiwin

1962-1964

John M. Brennen

Stettler

1964-1966

Roland Winter

Drumheller

1966-1968

Derek Martin

Medicine Hat

1968-1970

Lorne McLeod

Wainwright

1971-1972

Gordon Anderson

Medicine Hat

1972-1974

Frank Eden

Fort Macleod

1974-1976

Ron Johnson

Westlock

1976-1978

Jerry Smolyk

Edmonton

1978-1980

Bob Snodgrass

High River

1980-1982

Dale Martin Sr.

Lethbridge

1982-1984

Don Thackery

Bonnyville

1984-1986

Ernie Hagel

Calgary

1986-1988

Robert Greschuk

Edmonton

1988-1990

Harry Creech

Wainwright

1990-1992

Larry Snodgrass

High River

1992-1994

Marlyn Kaus

Wetaskiwin

1994-1996

Michael Pierson

Calgary

1996-1998

Steven Maetche

Lacombe

1998-2000

Peter Holukoff

Calgary

2000-2001

Lee Anne Snodgrass

Brett Watson

Gordon Allert

J. Cameron Davis

Dorothea Schaab

Okotoks

Calgary

Calgary

Medicine Hat

Calgary

2001-2003

2003-2005

2005-2007

2007-2009

2009-2011