Janice McKenna was honoured the Business Excellence award from Akaitcho Business Development Corporation for 2016.
Janice is a Funeral Director/Embalmer. In 2008, she graduated from Mount Royal University in Calgary. 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.
She has made her home in Yellowknife since 1987 and the majority of those years she was 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.