Joe, Kimberly & Nathaniel Coffey

Joe, Kimberly & Nathaniel Coffey

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.  

Barbara Greengrass

Barbara Greengrass

Administrator/Arrangement Consultant

Barbara was born in Southern Ontario and as a young woman, bought a thick coat and moved to Winnipeg.  There she met her husband Darren, and became a loving wife with one daughter and two grandsons.

Barbara is a certified Administrative Assistant with University background and experience in both Purchasing and Logistics.

In her spare time, Barbara enjoys scrapbooking, reading, fishing and enjoying time at the cabin in the summer months.

She has been involved in fundraising for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Winnipeg as well as the Kidney Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg.  She is always up to a fundraising challenge and even dumped a bucket of water over her head for the famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after losing a co-worker to ALS in the prime of her life. 

Going into the funeral industry was a big change for Barbara. She felt it was a great way to put her kindness and compassion to good use, while helping others through a difficult time in their life.  As someone who has faced her own losses, she feels it is healing to her when she is able to help others through this period of transition.  

John Zacharuk

John Zacharuk

Arrangement Consultant

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.

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