About Pointe West
We are a family owned/operated professional company offering cremation and funeral services in Edmonton and surrounding areas. General Manager Garry Howdle is a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer who has served the Edmonton community for over 30 years.
Over 80% of the families who choose our funeral services are from referrals. Trust, Experience, Compasion, Integrity and fairness is our foundation.
We aspire to be the cremation and funeral service of choice in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Setting the standard for exceptional customer service, fair competitive pricing and industry knowledge.
* 100% Alberta Business.
* Locally independently owned and not a subsidiary of any corporation.
* Our entire team lives, shops and does business in this community.
We have cultured inter-city, inter-provincial and international relationships to meet the needs in other destinations and for repatriation (to return the deceased to their homeland). Pointe West Cremation & Funeral Service works closely with other local businesses, entrepreneurs and tradespeople. We know the importance of support local and supporting our neighbors.
With three and half decades of funeral experience our funeral staff offer exceptional care and compassion. Losing someone is very difficult and
we are here to make things easier for you.
"Show me the manner in which a nation
cares for its dead and I will measure
the mathematical exactness the tender
mercies of its people, their respect,
their loyalty to high ideals"
British Prime Minister
Licensed Funeral Director | Embalmer
Born in Swan River, Manitoba and raised on the family farm, Garry was the ninth of eleven children. He entered the Funeral Service in 1983 joining Paull Funeral Home in his home town and completed his apprenticeship in July 1985.
He proudly served his apprenticeship under the direction of a third-generation funeral director Eldon C. Paull. It was from Eldon that Garry learned the importance of service to the community, creating personal relationships and the
significance of traditional values blending with creative solutions to make each service unique.
Garry moved to Edmonton in 1990 and worked for Howard & McBride Westlawn Funeral Home, Hainstock’s Funeral Home and Harmony Funeral Chapel (Red Deer). In 1999 he helped create Serenity Funeral Service, and as President/General Manager, he built the company from one location to seven serving Edmonton and surrounding cities.
Garry is now fulfilling a long-time goal of operating a local family owned funeral Service, enacting the values and high-standards set forth by his mentors. He welcomes the opportunity of serving families in Edmonton and the surrounding communities with the focus on personalized service, a commitment to responsible pricing and creating the perfect memorial that each family deserves.
With over 37 years of experience in funeral service, Garry has cultivated exceptional relationships and considers many of his clients friends. He proudly supports many community initiatives charities and non profit organizations. He has served on the Mount Royal University Curriculum Advisory Board (Funeral Service) from 2014 - 2019.
Garry's passion for helping people continues with establishing the new Pointe West Cremation and Funeral Service offering exceptional customer service and supporting families. Garry and his family look forward to assisting you with honouring your loved one at Pointe West. If you need assistance, please contact Garry at 780-454-7878 or by email at Garry@PointeWestFuneral.com.
Pointe West Cremation & Funeral Service Ltd.
Step into the comfort of our Office where a Licensed Funeral Director will assist you with all the arrangements, be it Cremation, Burial or Pre-planning. As all the details invovled can be overwhelming, we are here to navigate you through a difficult time.
We have created a modern space designed for comfort and compassion. We look forward to assisting you.