About Us

Family-owned with local roots.

Caring For Each As Our Own

Our Story

Our Founder Doug Friesen was born and raised in Grande Prairie. During his experience as a Funeral Director, he became increasingly aware of the changing needs and expectations of the Peace Country and its families. With a commitment to a high standard of care of individuals, families, and the community as a whole, he and his wife Eunice founded Bear Creek Funeral Home. 

We have set out to provide a genuine, family-centered funeral service option for families seeking compassionate and personal service with exceptional value. 

The Funeral Service Provider Of Choice

The community has noticed and responded with gratitude as Bear Creek Funeral Home was awarded as Small Business of the Year (2016) by the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce, and was one of only four Alberta businesses to be considered for the prestigious Premier’s Award of Distinction in 2017.

Our Accolades

  • 2016 Small Business of the Year
  • 2017 Premier’s Award of Distinction Nominee
  •  Alberta Small Business of the Year 2019

Our Team

We are a passionate team that truly enjoys the care we are able to provide the Peace Region. With years of experience and a deep devotion to providing exceptional care, our team is always ready to help during a family’s time of need.

Our Facility

Bear Creek Funeral Home has two beautiful halls in its Richmond Reception Centre, located at the north end of the Funeral Home.

In The Community

We are passionate about supporting our community! Find out how your organization can benefit from Bear Creek Funeral Home.

What Our Families Have To Say

"They are very compassionate and supportive. Held space with the family and their presence provided comfort and peace through some of the toughest times. They are angels."

Cindy Fiddler Morgan

"I met with Doug to discuss my Mom’s arrangements which had already been pre-paid but in another city. He advised me what was best to do when the need arises. His help in sorting out what was covered and how to access it was so valuable. Very comforting knowing everything is covered when she passes. Great service & caring staff."

Barbara Campbell

"I can't even touch the surface of how compassionate Bear Creek Funeral home was during the most difficult pain from losing our son so young and sudden. They took the worry of having to make arrangements right off our shoulders. They treated our son with the utmost respect. You will forever be in our hearts. Special angels here on earth."

Cynthia Kirk Bujold

"I was so fortunate, yesterday, that Eunice had some time to tour me through their new facility! What a beautiful space. I am so delighted for Doug and Eunice and indeed everyone in the Peace Country who will be blessed with this trinity: the halls, the shop and the Funeral Home. National preeminence is on the horizon - setting the Canadian standard at a new level of excellence. Congratulations!"

Rae Weniger

"Thank you so much for everything you have done to help us get through the worst time in our lives. Your kindness, and compassion was heartfelt. Visiting with Petey was a blessing, and I want to particularly thank you for the rush on getting our necklaces to us so quickly. God Bless you all, thank you again."

Annette Couiyk Whillier

"My family and I want to thank you for your kindness, concern, and efforts during the recent passing of our father... We genuinely appreciate your manner in handling the many details surrounding his funeral arrangements. Your courtesy and professionalism will be remembered in our family, and recommended to others. We are especially grateful for the final opportunity of closure."

Darryl Wanyandie

Contact Our Team

Our team is here for you. 

11802 99 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB
T8W 0C7

Grande Prairie

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