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January 24, 2019 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Council Office
9:00 a.m.

Synopsis of Minutes

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

Present by Teleconference: Gloria Malinoski, Vice-Chairperson

Regrets: Chrystal Armstrong

Minutes taken by: Kim Eberts, Administrative Assistant


The Registrar advised a Discipline Committee was convened on January 16, 2019 in relation to Council file 2018-09.  The committee’s order is now posted on council’s website.

Two complaints have been received in 2019 and one complaint is being referred to an investigation committee.  Four compliance reviews have been conducted in 2019.

A non-unanimous motion was passed to issue Curtis Monkman an embalmer/funeral director/salesperson license.  A further non-unanimous motion was passed to grant an owner’s license with conditions to Curtis Monkman upon application.

Council was advised a new owner’s license has been issued to Swift Current Funeral Home and Crematorium Inc.

A motion was passed to accept the recommendations of the Legislative & Governance Committee to revise Governance CG-3 and Policy 2009-12.

A further motion was passed to accept the recommendation of the Legislative & Governance Committee for revision to bylaw 2060 1(e) Certification Procedures – Student Crematorium Technicians.

Motions were passed to accept the Revenue and Expense Reports for November 2018 and to approve the 2019 budget as presented.

Further motion was passed to accept the Communications Committee recommendation to investigate the feasibility and logistics of launching a Facebook page.

A motion was passed to deny a licensee’s appeal for a waiver of late fees.

Next meeting of Council will be held on February 28, 2019.


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.