Elegant Tributes Funeral Directors are dedicated to setting the highest standard in funeral professionalism and supporting families through what may be the single most difficult time of their life.
Every staff member is handpicked for their qualites of commitment, compassion and professionalism. They are extensively trained and have broad industry knowledge which they share by being active in the community. Our care begins with your first phone call and does not end until we are satisfied the ceremony is as perfect and complete as we can make it. Our care extends to families after the funeral is over.
Therese has a great deal of respect for the grieving process and is dedicated to assisting those who want to have a more tailored celebration that represents their life. Before founding Elegant Tributes, Therese spent over 10 years with 'Party of Your Life. This Company was focused on helping clients with the funeral process. She has more than 25 years' experience as a wedding and event planner. Therese has a passion for events and a compassion for others and in the past ten years she has focused on harnessing these passions to coordinate funerals and life celebrations. Her planning skills and longstanding relationships ensure you will receive the highest level of professionalism, expertise and understanding.
Therese is a volunteer with Hospice Calgary, Wellspring and Art a la Carte.
WHY CHOOSE US
FOCUS ON MAKING YOUR TRIBUTE TO YOUR LOVED ONE UNIQUE AND PERSONAL.
We focus on making your celebration experience both meaningful and personal according to your values.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
We are wedding and event planners. We know that little details often make a big difference.
VENUES THAT ARE ELEGANT NOT CONVENIENT
A beautiful funeral is in a location that is meaningful to you not convenient to us.
Susan has been compassionately serving families at their time of need for nearly a decade as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. She spent five years at Leyden's Funeral Home in Calgary and prior to that she worked at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatchewan. She has diverse life experience stemming from international studies, emergency medical services and as an educator. She has a special passion for videography where she tells stories of lives well lived using photos and video clips. Susan’s vision is to take Funeral Services to a new level by combining her experience and knowledge with innovation, technology and creativity.
When Susan is not working you might find her enjoying time with her dog at the dog park, participating in a culinary class, wine tasting or enjoying a nice cup of coffee outside with a good book.
Rachel is a rarity as she was born and raised in Calgary, AB and still works here. Though she calls Cochrane home now, she will always be from “Cow Town”. Rachel completed her Funeral Directors and Embalming Certificate at Mt. Royal University in 2012 and has been serving families with compassion and dignity ever since. Her passion in the Funeral business is working with families to create a truly unique farewell for their loved ones.
‘Every Life Is a Story That Deserves to Be Told’ – Harold Isbel
Allie lives in Cochrane and serves families in the Airdrie/ Cochrane/ Cremona/ Calgary areas.
I believe in honouring death and celebrating life through serving families and the community with knowledge, integrity, empathy, compassion, mirth and reverence. For me there is great honour in bearing witness to others in times of sorrow and joy. I believe it is essential to connect with one another in times of joy and sorrow to celebrate, mourn, comfort, validate and support one another.
My background as a nurse has provided an amazing foundation to become a Funeral Director. I have a more complete understanding of what people have gone through and I use that to provide as much help as I can. I am a licensed Funeral Director and Life-Cycle Celebrant® and a trained death doula. I attended Mount Royal's Funeral Directing and Embalming program.
Creating a very personal and memorable services that reflect our families has been very rewarding for me. I live in Okotoks and I serve the Nanton, High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley and surrounding areas.
Many funeral homes deal with several families every day. We have trained 'Memorial Specialists' who are focused on making your Funeral/ Celebration very memorable and personal. Memorial Specialists are available on an hourly basis to provide expertise and help on all of the details that come with a Funeral/ Celebration. They only work with one client at a time!
There are no tasks that are too big or too small for our Memorial Specialists. They can handle everything from taking pictures and putting them into photo frames, coordinating with the venue on seating arrangements, booking flights for out of town guests, flower arrangements, ushering, acting as hostess, confirming arrangements, etc. You can trust our Memorial Specialists to make sure that every detail is taken care of!
MEMORIAL SPECIALIST/ ELEGANT CARE COORDINATOR
Tammy believes that every life deserves to be honored and celebrated in their own unique way. She considers it a privilege to apply her strong event planning skills to organize a Celebration of Life that reflects the interests, desires and personality of the Loved One. Tammy also has extensive experience in marketing and communications and holds a BA in Communications Studies and a diploma in Radio, Television and Broadcasting. This Celebration of Life expert is a true native Calgarian as demonstrated by her ongoing volunteer and community commitments, including council and board memberships with the Canadian Red Cross, Lunchbox Theatre and the Young Presidents’ Organization.
As an event manager and designer for over 10 years Kathleen’s mantra has always been ‘The Design is in the Details’ and this is a philosophy that she will bring to every life celebration. Ensuring that your loved ones life story will be told in a personal and memorable way involves careful selection of the venue, choice of flowers, décor, entertainment and any additional elements that can be included. Kathleen has always been interested in how other cultures honor and celebrate those who have passed on. She loves to bring what she has witnessed during her extensive travel adventures to life celebrations closer to home. Kathleen’s attention to detail and organizational skills will also ensure that this time is as stress-free and uncomplicated for the family as it can be.
When not busy with events Kathleen enjoys spending time with her children and granddaughter and researching and planning her next world adventure.
Every day our lives are touched by others, some of whom teach, help us or support us. Alexandra believes that when they pass, their lives and their contributions to this world should be celebrated; that is why she loves creating unique celebrations that reflect each individual and their lives. Alexandra started planning events at university and, after a long career in the airline industry, she returned to planning in 2008 when she was hired by The Wedding Pavillion. After receiving her International Wedding Planning Professional certification, she opened her own wedding planning business in 2010 and continues to create unique and charming weddings and events. She presently also tutors for QC School of Event Planning and volunteers as Social Director for the Air Canada Pionairs. Alexandra is a very compassionate, kind and loving person whose intent is to make the planning of a celebration of a loved one a stress free experience at the same time, creating a timeless and elegant celebration that reflects the his/her life.
Being an Elegant Tributes Funeral Director and providing a woman's understanding to families in need is one of the most rewarding careers imaginable.
Our Funeral Directors are dedicated to setting the highest standard in funeral professionalism and supporting families through the single most difficult time in their life. Through a variety of roles, we provide caring guidance and support and ensure that all the funeral arrangements are carried out as smoothly as possible. As a leading provider of funeral services we invest in the training and development of our Ladies and assist them to make a difference in their local communities.
CODE OF ETHICS
Elegant Tributes is an accredited by the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board (AFSRB) and comply with the AFSRB Code of Ethics. This code is your reassurance of sincere care and professional service, particularly at a time of uncertainty and distress for grieving family and relatives.