Janice McKenna wins another business excellence award from Akaitcho Business Development Corporation for 2011. Accepting the award from ABDC's Darrell Beaulieu.
Janice completed her certification as a funeral director in 2008. Through her course work at Mount Royal College, she learned to assist families in grief and loss, how to prepare and restore the deceased, how to conduct farewell services according to all major religions, as well as the legislation that governs her profession. Janice finished her final course apprenticing at Foster and McGarvey one of Edmonton’s largest funeral homes.
Janice has lived in Yellowknife since 1987. She spent twenty five years working as a social worker in both the government and non-profit sectors. She has always been passionate about assisting people in need. Janice continues that tradition of caring in her new profession.
Janice established her business on November 1st, 2008 to coincide with the anniversary of her eldest brother’s tragic death at the age of 21.
Janice is a strong family person. She comes from a family of seven children and was raised in Antigonish, NS. She is married with one daughter. Piper was her loyal canine pal (in the picture below). May he rest in peace.
Janice is committed to offering the community her expertise and has a strong desire to open a funeral home to better serve the needs of her families.