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Owners / Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Joe and Kimberly Coffey purchased Korban Funeral Chapel in 2016 and also own and operate Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services in Roblin, Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack and Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. They live on a small cattle farm north of Roblin and enjoy the country lifestyle.
Joe grew up on a farm in Ethelbert, MB and completed his high school at St. Vladimir's College in Roblin. After studying philosophy and theology for the priesthood with the Basilian Fathers he went on to answer a vocation to funeral service. After working for a large company in Winnipeg and earning his professional designations, he became the owner and president of the Canadian College of Funeral Service, training funeral directors and embalmers across the country.
For the Coffey family, being in business means sharing a responsibility to promote and enhance the communities they are honoured to serve. Life is all about people and relationships, and they look forward to growing local connections and celebrating their Ukrainian-Catholic heritage and traditions with the community.
John, a native Winnipegger, has just recently retired. He had been employed as a property manager, managing a 55+ Manitoba Housing seniors apartment complex for the past 20 years.
John is involved in his church and in the Ukrainian community. He belongs to Sts. Vladimir & Olga Cathedral where he is currently the 1st vice-chair of the parish council. He is a church trustee and also serves as Eucharistic minister. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus at the Cathedral currently in the position of Financial Secretary. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus Canon Luhovy Assembly.
His volunteer involvement includes volunteering at Folklorama at the Kyiv Pavilion and at Holy Family Nursing Home during the Christmas season as St. Nicholas for the residents bringing them happiness and joy.
John is completely fluent in 3 languages, English, Ukrainian and Polish.
John has three adult children, Alexander, Steven & Larissa and a grandchild on the way.
Managing Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer
Joshua was born in Portugal. He grew up living in Belgium and the United States, before moving to Canada with his family. He graduated from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2009.
Joshua has been involved in all aspects of funeral service and has 12 years of experience.
Joshua and his wife Colleen have two children, daughter Lily and, son Harrison. They currently reside in Fort Garry. Hobbies include mountain biking and travel.