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January 11, 2018 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Council Office
9:00 a.m.

Synopsis of Minutes

Present: Shannon Leson, Chairperson; Nancy Kirk; Robert Volk; Jeff Weafer; Lyle Burkell; Agnes Ewen; Eleanor Shumay; Chrystal Armstrong; Denny Huyghebaert, Deputy Superintendent of Funeral & Cremation Services; Sandy Mahon, Registrar

Teleconference: Gloria Malinoski, Vice-Chairperson

Guest by teleconference:  9:00 a.m. – Brittnee Holliday, McKercher LLP

Minutes taken by: Tanya Chernick-Aldridge


Council was advised two complaints were received since the last meeting of Council.  One has been successfully resolved and the other complaint has been referred to an investigation committee.  A total of eighty-six compliance reviews were conducted in 2017.

A motion was passed to appoint Lorne Palmer as a mentor.

A further motion was passed to appoint the following licensees to administer/proctor the practical embalming exam upon the completion of the Intern’s embalming internship and/or CCFS Students at the conclusion of their program:

o   Pierre Charpentier and Don Sheppard for Northern Saskatchewan;
o   Christopher Mohr and Lorne Palmer for Southern Saskatchewan.

Licenses issued in 2017

o   10 Embalmer
o   4 came from another jurisdiction
o   3 were reinstated

  9 Funeral Director
o   4 came from another jurisdiction
o   3 were reinstated

o   8 Salesperson

o   6 Conditional Embalmer Licenses
o   2 Conditional Embalmer Extensions were given

o   5 Conditional Funeral Director Licenses

o   3 Crematorium Technician Certifications

Licenses renewed for 2018

o   226 Embalmer
o   308 Funeral Director
o   37 Salesperson
o   119 Funeral Home
o   23 Crematorium
o   3 Transfer Services

o   23 licenses were not renewed
o   3 licensees did not renew their Embalmers license but still hold a Funeral Director/Salesperson license

A motion was passed to appoint the following members to an investigation committee to review Council file 2017-12: Earl Mosewich, Chairperson/Licensee; Darren Fedusiak, Licensee; Randy Burt, Consumer.

Appoint the following members to an investigation committee to review Council file 2018-01: Earl Mosewich, Chairperson/Licensee; Darren Fedusiak, Licensee; Randy Burt, Consumer.

A motion was passed to approve the October 2017 Revenue & Expense Reports.

A motion was passed to rename the Personnel Committee to Human Resource Committee.

The next meeting of Council will be held on February 22, 2018.


In the interest of timely disclosure, this synopsis of Council Minutes is posted for your information only.  This is a summary only and is not to be used in place of the office version.  Official Council Minutes are not created until the transcript of the minutes is reviewed and adopted by Council at a subsequent monthly meeting.  To inquire into any matter arising from this summary, please contact the Registrar.