Janice McKenna won another business excellence award from Akaitcho Business Development Corporation for 2011. Accepting the award from ABDC's Darrell Beaulieu.
Janice is a certified funeral director/embalmer. Through her course work at Mount Royal University, 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 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 current 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.