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

"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

"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 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

"They do an excellent job thank you. "

Connie Roose

"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

"Thank you so much Karleigh, and your wonderful team there! I couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant and professional experience to purchase my glass piece which I will treasure for always! Right down to the little bag that my grandparents’ ashes came back in, so much etiquette and respect! Nana and papa are home! Thank you! "

Casey Grondahl

"Thank you so very much for the final extra touches to the "Yukon" condolence message for John. You -- or you and your IT techs -- have exceeded my most optimistic hopes in your adjustments. The attached print screen shows a grander version of the names of my husband and me on the side of the message than I had anticipated. My husband is very impressed by the extra thoughtfulness and technical expertise of copying our "full signature" up from the bottom of the message. We wish good health, safety, and kind blessings to you and everyone at Bear Creek Funeral Home. Thank you again for the extremely important and much appreciated assistance all of you provided for John and to my family."

Chrys Antaya (and Jefferson Olson)

"Bear Creek has been amazing for our lost family members and friends over the years ."

Wendy Whitman Doucet

"Karleigh & Heather took very good care of me with the passing of mom. Kind, patient. Answered all the questions even the ones I was unsure about. From the moment they answered the phone I felt very secure in leaving my mom in their hands. Karleigh thank you for including Kasper and Adrian in this journey meant a lot to us, thank you. You made all my last arrangements with my mom so pleasant and set my mind at ease I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done."

Heidi Martinson

"I had the pleasure of working with Jen there… she went above and beyond x5- she really helped everyone be able to grieve a bit better."

Charlene Fowler

"Thank you so much, you guys are great. And your services are so much appreciated, we had an amazing experience dealing with you guys and will forever be grateful. I have even considered doing a career change, to help people the way you guys do!"

Ashley Krohl

"Thank you, Doug, Jennifer, Heather, Kolton, Cassie, & anyone else I forgot who helped with the planning & presentation of Mom`s funeral/celebration. We were very impressed at your professionalism & attention to detail. Everything was above & beyond what we had expected, and we cannot thank you enough. Relatives in Australia, England & BC all commented on how wonderful the livestream quality was- we will cherish this video forever ♥ We will recommend your top-notch business to everyone we know. Thanks again "

Tammy & Rob Twelvetree

"To everyone at Bear Creek Funeral Home, Thank you for the excellent service you provided for my Dad’s funeral. Thank you for your professionalism and for your caring. All the extra details like the card box, the large memorial display with his name and picture on it, and the glass memento with his name and fingerprint on it all added to the caring and considerate atmosphere that surrounded the service. The concern you displayed for my mother and all of us put us at ease and helped us all through the day. Thank you for all the paperwork done on her behalf."

Isabelle Thorson

"We wish to thank you for being so understanding and kind to us during this difficult time. We appreciate you working with us on our busy schedule to make the proper arrangements. To Jen, the Family of Bear Creek Funeral Home, you will always be appreciated and in our kindest thoughts."

Janna and Emma

"Thank you so much for all your help, kindness, and support. You all made this step easier for me to handle."

Lauren Marchis

"Jennifer & Staff, My family & I would like to let you all know how very much we truly appreciate all that you have done for us. From beginning to end, you were always so kind and compassionate. You addressed all of our concerns & questions and took care or every detail surrounding my dad’s funeral with dignity. Not to mention, the level of patience and understanding you showed along the way. You helped ease our worries by handling all aspects in planning his funeral and made an extremely difficult time a little more bearable. My dad was shown the honour and respect he so deserved & we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. The courtesy and professionalism from all the staff at Bear Creek Funeral Home will forever remain invaluable and always remembered. Bless you all!"

Lisa Jamie Coulter and family

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11802 99 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB
T8W 0C7

Grande Prairie

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