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Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

DALE MARTIN JR.

DALE MARTIN JR.

President

Dale Martin Jr. is a third generation Funeral Director and President/Owner of Martin Brothers Funeral Services, a company with a history dating back to 1907. Along with their new location on Dunbar in Vancouver’s West Side, Martin is also Chairman of the Board for The Caring Group Corp., and owns other funeral homes, flower shops, and monument design operations across Alberta and British Columbia.

Martin was instrumental in development of The Caring Group Corp’s. proprietary software, “eCare” Funeral Home Management Systems. This ground breaking software is now used in over 100 funeral homes throughout Canada and is key and instrumental to the advancement in technology within the funeral profession.

Born in Alberta, Dale Martin Jr. is a graduate of Brentwood College School on Vancouver Island, and has always considered BC and Vancouver a second home. Martin attended the University of Lethbridge and studied Management Arts. His wife Colleen is Vancouver born and raised, and, along with their two boys, Will and Jack, the Martin family spends much of their time in Lethbridge and Vancouver. Martin is a member of Rotary Club of Lethbridge, Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau both in Lethbridge and Vancouver. He is a member of both the Alberta executive and British Columbia Funeral Service Associations and the Canadian Funeral Service Association.

In the business for the past 35 years, Martin knows both the value of commemorating a loved one and understands the ever-evolving funeral market. “With families being so spread out and so mobile, it is important to recognize that memorialization is changing and that we need to stay abreast of current trends,” says Martin. “We know that funerals are for the living, and what remains important is that we take the time and make the effort to gather as a family and commemorate our loved ones.”

Martin’s new Vancouver location at Dunbar is both sophisticated and current. It caters to the tastes and needs of all sectors of the Vancouver community, with an unique focus on the exclusive Ceremony at Sea option, where families can embark on the Martin Brothers’ Pacific Ceremony yacht and scatter their loved one’s cremated remains at sea; a meaningful and beautiful tribute for many West Coast people.


DARYL LOCKYER

DARYL LOCKYER

General Manager

Daryl Lockyer has been involved at every level of funeral planning and management across Western Canada. Born and raised on the West Coast, Daryl began serving at funerals while still in high school.  As the current General Manager across the Martin Brothers’ family of funeral services, Daryl’s passion is to build teams of compassionate funeral professionals who continue Martin Brothers’ tradition of sensitivity and excellence.


VALERIE MARTELL

VALERIE MARTELL

Director of Operations, Funeral Director, Embalmer

Valerie has been part of the Martin Brothers organization since 2009, and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Alberta and British Columbia. In her commitment to the profession, and to future funeral service professionals, she has instructed for the Canadian College of Funeral Service. Valerie is a member of the Association of Women Funeral Professionals. She is also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and enjoys creating personalized services for families. Valerie is a leading funeral professional with Martin Brothers, serving families both in Southern Alberta and now in Vancouver and the lower mainland.


WILL MARTIN

WILL MARTIN

Will Martin is the eldest son of Martin Brothers president Dale Martin. As the fourth generation in Martin Brothers funeral services, Will has grown up around funeral business. His interest in business excellence brought him to Vancouver, where he graduated from Simon Fraser University. Will has been an integral part of Martin Brothers Funeral Services around the lower mainland, assisting at funerals and serving as lead crew for the Scattering at Sea memorials. He is now pursuing his Funeral Director and Embalming licenses, beginning his apprenticeship in the fall of 2019.


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