Honouring Lives and Serving Families Since 1908
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Designed to Adapt to any Service – Traditional to Unconventional
Life Celebration Experts will create the perfect event for your family
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Welcome to Connelly-Mckinley Funeral Homes
At Connelly-McKinley Funeral Homes and Crematorium, our paramount goal and mission since 1908 is to ensure that we put your family first above all else.
What is important to you, is critical to us.
We are dedicated to providing every family with an exceptional level of personalized service to ensure the type of final goodbye will be as unique as your loved one.
We take our time to get to know the life of the one who has died and what you will require to create a service reflecting their memory and bring you comfort and hope.
Families need to create healing moments after loss, to confirm the value of a life well-lived; to reflect on the relationships shared, and begin to restore emotional equilibrium.
We are uncompromising and dedicated in helping you discover the perfect way to pay tribute to your loved one. It could be steeped in tradition, wonderfully unique; or anything in between.
Meaningful ceremonies don’t just happen. They are well-orchestrated events that demand focus and time…and the guidance of the ceremonial experts of Connelly-McKinley.
Through more than a century of service this family focused funeral home has been paying respect to the past and the traditions that were built through four generations.
That is why you can always expect that all the details will be looked after with thoughtful, caring respect. That is our promise to you.
Experience the Difference
Choosing A Service
Our customizable services offer all the personalized options required to memorialize your loved one in a way that reflects their special qualities.Read More
If A Death Has Occurred
We’ve developed a helpful checklist to aid you in attending to the numerous details at this difficult time. Call us 24hr/day for immediate Assistance 780-422-2222.Read More
Pre-planning the many funeral details now—from memorial ceremonies to cremation or burial—relieves stress from loved ones in the future.Read More
What Are Your Funeral Wishes?
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Pamela and Jenna were very accommodating, pleasant and took very good care of us. Everything went as planned and we appreciate their expertise and personal care. Thank you very much.
The Berry Family served by Pam S and Jenna
We want to thank Aimeé for working so hard to accomplish what Helen wanted, what we all wanted for her. She kept us well informed regarding complications regarding Helen's burial. It was a pleasure to work with her.
The Brunelle Family served by Aimeé
Bill was wonderful to work with, he made us feel right at home; comfortable and well cared for. Thank you Bill. Tara did our aftercare session... she's a gem!!
The Martin Family served by Bill
The family of Jessica Metcalfe would like to sincerely thank Connelly-McKinley Southside for supporting us to ensure we had a memorable celebration of life for our daughter on June 8, 2019. We would especially like to express our deepest gratitude to Funeral Director Assistant Sherry Clark for walking with us every step of this sometimes confusing, often emotional journey of planning a service for a loved one. Her compassion, empathy and professionalism carried us through making decisions about the obituary, memorial pamphlet, food, slideshow and oh so many more details. Sherry did a wonderful job of setting up the displays we provided her with the day before the service so we didn't want to change a thing. On Sherry's recommendation we got Pam Kane, videographer, to compile the slideshow for us. She did an amazing job and we are so very happy with the intuition she used to when she put the pictures and the music together. We would also like to sincerely thank Funeral Director Tanya Baker for being so accommodating to us, touching base with us in the family room regularly to let us know what was happening outside (waiting for all guests to arrive), being so gentle and kind the day of the service as she guided us through the day. During such a difficult time it meant everything to have these caring people help us navigate a very sad event. Sincerely, The Black and Zielke Families
The Family of Jessica Metcalfe
Bill and Tara are great!
The Bossmann Family served by Bill and Tara
Thank you so much for providing a most beautiful service. We were so pleased with our options and how well everything was managed. Having one place to make all the arrangements took a huge load off my mind. Everyone we dealt with was genuine, kind, helpful and caring to and in all our needs. My mom would have a lot of nice things to add! Our family thanks you again.
The Hesselink Family served by Casey-Lee
Your Wendy was the most personable person I have ever met in this industry (I have done 3 or 4 others). In fact - I would say she is one of your greatest assets in your company. She also made me believe in myself and that I would be able to speak at my husbands celebration, and I did.
The McLean Family served by Wendy
Ken was great, he was respectful and prompt. He was able to accommodate all requests. The staff I worked with for the memorial card were also fantastic. They accommodated several changes until they were just right.
The McKinnon Family served by Ken R
My family and I would like to thank everyone at Connelly-McKinley - Southside. My husband Denis' memorial was on Sunday May 5/19 and everything went beautifully. We would like to especially thank Tanya, our Funeral Director, for walking our family through this very sad time with such compassion and care. We appreciate her expertise and everything she did before and on the day of, the little things like making sure our baby granddaughter's diaper bag was given to her caregiver. Tanya went above and beyond, helping where ever she could and was always there for us. We are so grateful to our Celebrant, Yvonne. She has a gift that she shared with us that day. She spoke of Denis like a friend she had known for years. We would also like to thank Sandra at Mayfair Flowers downtown for the amazing floral arrangements and bouquets. Sandra was so kind, welcoming and really listened to what we envisioned. There were so many wonderful comments to us about the gorgeous flowers from our guests. The luncheon and staff were outstanding as well. This was uncharted territory for our family and we are so thankful for everyone that helped us through such a difficult time. Sincerely, Gwenyth Roy and Family
The Roy Family served by Tanya
Aimeé was very sensitive - eg. she asked had we ever been in a casket room before.
The Vermeulen Family served by Aimeé
I initially did not want to witness the cremation. Some family members did not want my husband to be alone. I attended in the company of our eldest son. The experience turned out to have engaged an intense connection between myself and my son which I shall treasure very much.
The Wishart Family served by Pamela S
Tanya Baker was my Funeral Director for my dad in July 2018/August. She was fantastic and she walked me through my first experience. 8 months later I was so fortunate to have Tanya in the process with my brother. She was super helpful, clear, professional and warm. And understanding... I could truly go on and on. She made a difficult process easy. The viewing of my brother was a profound experience in a relaxed environment - with space to be there without pressure.
The King Family served by Tanya
Aimeé Anderson exceeded our expectations. She was informative and compassionate, a true professional.
The Murray Family served by Aimeé
Wendy and her team were amazing! Very accommodating - live stream and video also. Turned out fantastic!
The Spotowski Family served by Wendy
Excellent, courteous human.
The McLuckie Family served by Bill
I was extremely satisfied with the care and consideration I received during this very difficult time for my family. Thank you!
The Kuntz Family served by Ken R.
Debbie was wonderful and caring, her professionalism made a difficult time easier.
The Whyte Family served by Debbie
We are from out of town (BC). You came to us by the ME office. We had 3 different numbers. My son called all. But it was your wonderful understanding and heart that we came to you. You 3 people helped me in a very bad time. May you all be blessed.
The Creelman Family served by John & Sin
My family and all close friends of Tracey were well pleased as to how all the activities were performed in your effective and caring manner.
The Muir Family served by Ken R.
Your entire staff is awesome! A special shout out to Bill Ritchie a wonderful man and soon to be my friend.
The Lausen Family served by Bill
My mother's death occurred 7 weeks after my husband's death. It was pretty overwhelming with Christmas being right in the middle of it all. I could never have had anyone more understanding and kind, yet very professional than Aimeé was. Actually, all the staff I ran into were very pleasant and helpful.
The Dunnigan Family served by Aimeé
Very satisfied with the service we received, couldn't ask for better.
The Krauskopf Family served by Pamela D
Sharon Willey came to our house to help with all the details. She was excellent and the information she provided was much appreciated.
The Meara Family served by Rosanna & Sharon
Aimeé was amazingly gracious, listening to the questions of 6 people with everyone feeling like they had been heard and left feeling satisfied. It was a very soothing experience for us all.
The Labby Family served by Aimeé
Dear Bill, Really appreciated your care in time of sadness and confusion. You stayed at the graveyard until all of us had left the site! Thank you for that.
The Horne Family served by Bill
Dear Aimeé.. I still can't get over how great you have been through the funeral process and personally. Thank you ever so much.
The Rudolf Family served by Aimeé
Pamela was very knowledgeable and was a big help in planning all our needs we required.
The Werrell Family served by Pamela D
Bill- Kind, caring and compassionate!
The Moisy Family served by Bill
Everything was excellent. My family was very pleased how it turned out. Thank you.
The Stanski Family served by Tanya
Thank you for making this unfortunate situation evolve smoothly and less stressful.
The Vest Family served by Bill
Debbie was exceptional in all respects!
The Dallaire Family served by Debbie
I cannot sing the praise of Family Service Consultant Jane Dempsey enough. Not only was she professional and efficient, but she goes above and beyond with her caring and compassion. I am so thankful God sent her to me. She is definitely a keeper.
The Wheaton Family served by John & Jane
The Aftercare Service appointment was with Tara Burnett and she was a real bonus in all this. We rate her service A1; professional, sensitive, informative and knowledgeable about any questions we had. Thank you Marq.
The Mazer Family served by Bill and Tara
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Aimeé and the staff of Connelly-McKinley. When dealing with Aimeé throughout the arrangements we found her to be very understanding, sincere and dignified. We want to thank you for the most beautiful and perfect funeral for our father.
The Valleé Family served by Aimeé
Pamela was professional, caring and very supportive in her approach. Nothing was too much trouble. She made the process easy and we felt she was a great ambassador for your family firm. Thank you Pamela.
The Forbes Family served by Pamela S
The lady director was up front and plain in answers to questions in what may have been problems to our family. Good advice to us in an unforeseen passing.
The Barnstable Family served by Casey-Lee
Bill Ritchie was very helpful during the entire process. Jane Dempsey has provided a lot of assistance in the aftercare program which has helped with the executor duties.
The Kraus Family served by Bill & Jane
People attending Jacqueline's funeral mass commented highly how beautifully well it was conducted.
The Breault Family served by Debbie
Thank you Bill and staff for answering concerns. Very well organized and know mom/my wife would have loved what you did to "celebrate her life".
The Tremiseaux Family served by Bill
Ken and Rosanna were wonderful in explaining the process to me and accommodating the wishes of my Aunt Pat. They offered empathy, caring and compassion. Everything was handled promptly and courteously. Thank you so much.
The Hill Family served by Ken R. and Rosanna
Tanya was terrific.
The Stoehr Family served by Tanya
Debbie went above and beyond taking care of the arrangements. We had some unique aspects, that she handled with professionalism and understanding. My sister and I were so impressed with the comfort and care given by Debbie at such a difficult time. We thank Debbie and staff, from the bottom of our hearts.
The Charest Family served by Debbie
Excellent service, highly recommend.
The Hirshmiller Family served by Wendy
Bill Ritchie is a remarkable gentleman. I was made to feel like a family member of his. God bless you Bill.
The Piska Family served by Bill
Tanya was wonderful- professional, kind, supportive, and sought answers if she didn't know. She was extremely helpful.
The Dussault Family served by Tanya
The aftercare service was exceptional.
The Hay Family served by Andrew
Professional and courteous service. Appreciated the pre-arrangement service. Ken was professional and accommodating.
The Grieve Family served by Ken R.
Incredible organization to work with during a very difficult time when family is grieving. Very professional, efficient and compassionate throughout the process.
The Smith Family served by Wendy
Our situation was somewhat unique and involved a young boy. With all that required special consideration, we were very fortunate to have Tanya Baker involved to guide and direct the concerns, wishes and details of the funeral arrangements. She was a step ahead in every aspect of our expectations. A challenge that was graciously accomplished. Tanya made the difference in a difficult time. Thank you.
The Butt Family served by Tanya
Everything was well organized, professional and friendly. We were very happy with the help and service. Sincere thank you to Paul!
The Nigrin Family served by Paul
Very great service. Compassionate staff and very professional at all times. Very responsive to calls/emails and have every service available to choose from.
The Levin Family served by John
This is my first time dealing directly with a funeral home, and I have to say Aimeé set the bar extremely high by going above and beyond. Right from the beginning, Aimeé exceeded my expectations with her professionalism, knowledge and understanding. Connelly-McKinley is fortunate to have Aimeé representing them as well as all the future families that will require her services.
The Yandon Family served by Aimeé
Aimeé made a very difficult process as easy as it could be. Thank you Aimeé!
The Porter Family served by Aimeé
Thank you so much Marq Jeffrey for the help you gave me and my family. Awesome job, great info.
The Johnson Family served by Bill and Marq
Casey was great at assisting us and answering questions. It meant a lot to my family that our loved one was laid to rest on the same day as the service, I believe Casey made this happen.
The Lavallee Family served by Casey-Lee
Ms. Amy Lau has done an exceptional job from the first call to arrange moving deceased from Calgary back to Edmonton, to the final burial. She is very knowledgeable of our Chinese customs and cultures. She gave us very clear and detailed explanation. Amy has helped us tremendously. To all other Connelly-McKinley staff, thanks for being very helpful and gentle during this difficult time. Big thank you to you all.
The Yee Family served by Amy Lau
Jacquie with the aftercare service was fabulous. Pleasant, dear and helpful.
The Butler Family served by Pamela S & Jacquie
Tom was terrific from start to finish. Judy with aftercare was extremely helpful.
The Hamilton Family served by Tom and Judy
Thank you for your professionalism and kindness.
The Gathercole Family served by Wendy
Thank you so much! We all (The Doucette Family) were very, very satisfied with the loving compassionate care we and our father received. We will recommend your services to anyone. Please keep up the great work. The aftercare is so very important, if this was missing we would have been lost.
The Doucette Family served by Debbie and Judy
Aimee was awesome!! Thank her so much. Aftercare was very worthwhile and it would cause me to recommend.
The McDonald Family served by Aimee and Judy
Using Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home was an excellent choice for us. We were looked after in a pleasant and courteous manner by Funeral Director Bill. He was very helpful and no pressure was put on us in making our decisions. Family Service Consultant Sam gave us the same excellent service while we were dealing with our families’ loss.
The Brugos Family served by Bill and Sam
The staff was very generous with their time and assistance. They allowed us to make our own decisions, without being pushed in any direction.
The Amell Family served by Casey-Lee and Marq
I am grateful for making my mother’s celebration absolutely a blessing. Debbie is an angel and the rest of your staff are awesome. Thank you very much. You made this experience one I will happily remember.
The Kennedy Family served by Debbie
Ken was our funeral director who we have previously worked with. Again he made out experience comfortable, answered our questions and handled the whole funeral with dignity. He was a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend him to others.
The Mostowich Family served by Ken R.
Professional, compassionate and courteous staff.
The Roque Family served by John
Wendy went out of her way to get to know me and make me comfortable. She didn’t rush and very clearly explained my options for every step. I left feeling relieved and at peace.
The Gale Family served by Wendy
The staff at Connelly-McKinley were absolutely amazing. They took care of all the families’ needs but also went above and beyond regular service. I am so grateful for all the work they put into making my husband’s service beautiful. Ina with aftercare was so helpful. It’s a great service. Thank you to all the staff – so professional and sincere!
The Rau Family served by Gary and Ina
John was absolutely wonderful – He had a good sense of humour and was very patient – all staff were very patient as were trying to get everyone out of the building – many people were lingering after the family. Aftercare was a big help – there was stuff I didn’t think of, to-do lists on everything were good, takes down me thinking of what needs to be done. Aftercare was a great help. Judy even came to my workplace to do Aftercare so I didn’t need to take time off work..
The Kohlman Family served by John and Judy
We’ve dealt mostly with Wendy in the past – She was very helpful and sympathetic. Ken was very good and very professional. The vehicles were great and the staff was available and very clear with their directions during the service.
The Croteau Family served by Ken Ross and Judy H.
Very pleased with everything – the Aftercare service was most wonderful.
The Wilson Family served by Mike K and Sam
I like that Amy could easily communicate with us because she spoke the same language. She gave good instructions. Aftercare was very helpful.
The Poon Family served by Amy Lau and Judy
Having a very short time to preplan service due to my wife’s illness and required care, the staff was very supportive, patient and made the experience as easy as it could be. Thank you.
The Haynes Family served by Pamela D
Everyone made everything more easy for us. Aftercare was very helpful. There were things I didn’t know about that Aftercare helped me with.
The Stang Family served by Tom and Judy
The facilities were beautiful. We certainly would recommend the Funeral Home. We had tremendous/exceptional service, staff was very helpful. Aftercare was extremely helpful – I would not have known where to begin. Judy was very accommodating and came to me. Aftercare was great.
The Redmond Family served by Pamela D. and Judy
Everything was fantastic. Pamela gave good guidance, she was very helpful. Aftercare was very helpful and very good.
The Sugiyama Family served by Pamela S. and Judy
Everything was as good as can be expected.
The Richards Family served by Tom and Jacquie
I really like Connelly-McKinley – Our family from California really appreciated how the funeral was handled. I really appreciated that Judy came to my house to do the Aftercare so I didn’t have to drive downtown. She took care of everything for me. Everything was perfect. My sister said the staff were very nice. Jose looked good.
The Chan Kuo Family served by Pamela S. and Judy
Tom was very helpful. He came prior the Wake to ensure everything would work, very professional. There was a little misunderstanding at the crematorium but the situation was dealt with promptly when Lito offered to guide us out of Edmonton South so that we wouldn’t get lost, which was greatly appreciated. Amanda was exceptionally nice when preparing mom. Jacquie was very helpful.
The Herbsthofer Family served by Tom, Jacquie, Amanda and Lito
Everybody was so comforting and compassionate, Aftercare was absolutely helpful. I can rest easy knowing what I need to do. Aimee was absolutely excellent. The flowers were beautiful and the florist was very helpful.
The Kalynchuk Family served by Aimee, Sandra from Mayfair Flowers and Judy
Arnie was courteous, he listened to what I wanted and provided it. Connelly-McKinley is a very accredited business and we trust them. Aftercare was very helpful.
The Styr Family served by Arnie and Judy
The process was easy and not stressful which was nice. Aftercare was super/very helpful. The memorial cards were very nice and the Funeral Service was lovely.
The Smith Family served by Tom and Judy
Many, many thanks to Debbie for being caring and very professional. Her help was extraordinary for us.
Anonymous Family served by Debbie
Aimee gave an excellent service and I without hesitation strongly recommended her and Connelly-McKinley Limited to anyone.
The Ricaille Family served by Aimee and Judy
Very nice service! “Best service people have ever been to”.
The Bach Family served by Rosana and Lisa N.
The memorial cards were beautiful. The service was beautiful and honoured mom. Beautifully handled. Aftercare was just wonderful. Soooo helpful.
The Gillis Family served by Arnie and Ina
Tom was informative, understanding and helpful, he was right at the door to greet us. He was wonderful and came in on his holidays. We were very much satisfied with the selection of products and services to choose from. Aftercare has been absolutely helpful, it made it so much easier. It’s not going to cost me to get important paperwork done.
The Loewen Family
We were pleased with the arrangements.
The Whitehouse Family served by Pamela and Tom
Gary was very accommodating, very personable. Mother would have liked it.
The Hills Family served by Gary and Ina
Bill was very professional and has a very good sense of humour. Bill did a great job. It could not have been any better and was professional. Aftercare was helpful and appreciated, a pleasant experience.
The Frank Family served by Bill, Ian, Gerry W and Ina
The floral arrangements were beautiful. Overall Ken was very gracious and extremely helpful. If I sent Ken an email, he or the assistants got back to me right away. He was very accommodating of my Dad. Aftercare was definitely helpful.
The Shirlaw Family served by Ken R., Mayfair Flowers and Judy
Mom looked beautiful. Aftercare was very helpful and easy to talk with. Bill worked above and beyond. It was excellent.
The Seib Family served by Bill and Ina
DVD was done perfect and exactly the way we wanted. Aftercare was helpful. I am clear about what to do. A lot easier than I thought.
The Pon Family served by Gary and Ina
Bill made a hard day easier. Shelley did a great job on the memorial cards. Ina with Aftercare is awesome. Bill was great! It was just the way Dean would have wanted it to be. Thank you!
The Desroches Family served by Bill, Shelley and Ina
The initial call was friendly and compassionate. Aftercare was very beneficial.
The Grieve family served by Casey-Lee and Ina
Everything was fantastic from Wendy till now with Lisa [from Aftercare]. Very impressed with your staff and the organization.
The Rissling Family served by Wendy and Lisa N
Aftercare program is much more efficient than it was 5 years ago.
The Janiszewska Family served by Bill, Ina and Jacquie
The kindness about Gary was great. He showed empathy and compassion. Suggestions were very low pressure. Aftercare was very helpful and would recommend it to families and friends as a very valuable service! The memorial cards were pretty.
The Kuszmaniuk Family served by Gary, Shelley, Jenn and Ina
Arnie was so helpful, very professional and a very nice, caring man. Our loved one looked awesome. The catering was very good. Aftercare was helpful - it’s a godsend. It takes so much stress off and just to be able to talk to someone who understands helps.
The Rechlo Family served by Arnie and Ina
Funeral went really smooth, everything was anticipated. We did not have to worry about anything.
The Verbeek Family served by Judy
Food was really good at the reception. The funeral was handled really well - we did not have to do much, just show up. The Aftercare program was a real help. Now I know what I still need to do.
The Stang Family served by Tom and Judy
The staff and memorial cards were very good. The floral arrangements were very nice. It was a very good experience and always easy to get hold of Casey-Lee. She always had time to talk. Everything was handled in a fine way. Aftercare was very valuable.
The Pollard Family served by Casey-Lee and Judy
Everything was handled so professionally. The Aftercare was so helpful, before it I felt like a fish out of water.
The Martineau Family served by John and Judy
We were very happy with the funeral; it was very efficient. The Aftercare program was a great help. I don’t have a whole lot to worry about, Judy took care of everything.
The Pearson Family served by John and Judy