Rocky

Funeral Home

(403) 845-2626

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4804 48 Street

Rocky Mountain House, AB (Map)

About Us

Rocky Funeral Home is privately owned and operated and has been serving the town of Rocky Mountain House and the towns and villages of Clearwater County for 60 years.

Gordon & Diane Flinn

Rocky Funeral Home is owned and operated by Gordon and Diane Flinn. They have lived in Rocky Mountain House for 29 years. They have four children and six grandchildren.

Gordon was born and raised in Innisfail and has been involved in the funeral industry since he was 16 years old. His father also worked at the funeral home in Innisfail. Gordon has worked for several funeral homes in Central Alberta so has a vast array of experiences.

Diane was raised on a farm at Clive, Alberta and started her career in the funeral industry by answering phones when Gordon worked for Fenton and Kirkman Funeral Home in Lacombe. After moving to Rocky Mountain House in 1987, she began to work full time at Rocky Funeral Home doing office work and became a licensed funeral director.

Gordon and Diane's daughter Laurie Wade is active in the business. She is a licensed funeral director and has taken training to be a "Celebrant". A "Celebrant" is a person who officiates at non-religious services. Laurie is married to James Wade and they have two daughters McKayla and Jenna.

Their son John Flinn works in Sylvan Lake at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home assisting with funerals and cemetery set-up. He is married to Angela Klooster.

Their other two children Karen Bowers and Nancy Kirstein are licensed funeral directors. Karen is married to John Bowers and Nancy is married to Dolen Kirstein and they have four children: Isabelle, Callie, Colby and Alexis.

The Flinn Family

Other Staff

  • Sakina Wahdani Magfour - Embalmer/Funeral Director Apprentice

    I am originally from Spain. My background is as an EMT that I trained for in Spain. I have always been interested in the human anatomy. I am apprenticing to become an embalmer and funeral director. My hobbies include golfing, curling and enjoying the great outdoors. When I have completed my apprenticeship, I am looking forward to helping people in our community in their time of grief.

  • Sarah Ellen Sterling Ketchum Girard - Secretary
    I was born and raised in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. I moved away the year I graduated, met my first husband in Drayton Valley, got married and had my family. I worked in the hospitality industry for a number of years, running and managing different hotels and lounges around the province, before moving to Red Deer, in 1985, to further my education. I attended he Red Deer College and studied to become an Accountant. During this time I got divorced and met my now husband. Upon graduation I was offered a job with a non-profit organization, where I discovered my real talent was not being a bookkeeper, but was working with all the different community agencies to help create better programs for the less fortunate. I continued working with this non-profit for a number of years until moving back to Rocky Mountain House to help my siblings care for our ailing mother. I also cared for my brother during his short and courageous battle with cancer. After his passing I started working for Flinn Funeral Services Ltd. as the Secretary. I really enjoy my job and find it very interesting and challenging. I have been back in Rocky Mountain House for 8 years and have realized that this is truly home.
  • Jesse Flinn - Crematorium Operator
    Jesse is Gordon's brother and has worked for Rocky Funeral Home since 2004. Jesse operates the crematorium. He has three children: Elizabeth, Sarah and Ted and two granddaughters. He enjoys most sports, going for drives and fishing. He worked in the oil patch for a few years doing wire lining and ten years hauling explosives.

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