Our staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Meet our Funeral Director, Brian Redpath.
Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Brian has always had a passion for serving those in his community.
He began his lifelong career in funeral service in 1993 and graduated from Mount Royal University with a dual license in Funeral Directing and Embalming in 1998. With over 30 years of experience in the local funeral profession, he brings knowledge, compassion and dedication to his role as an Owner and Business Manager of Grace Memorial. He has been a member of the Alberta Funeral Service Association for the past 29 years.
During his leisure time, Brian can be found out on the golf course or fishing from the shore of the South Saskatchewan River and local ponds. A highlight for Brian was when he had the opportunity to travel to Vancouver Island and catch Salmon in the Pacific Ocean. Recently, he has taken up the sport of fly fishing.
Brian currently attends Hillcrest Church and his high standard for integrity and moral values, stems from his strong faith.
Apprentice Funeral Director
Meet our Apprentice Funeral Director, Mark Sloan
Mark is a recently retired social worker. He spent 33 years working as a social worker in Medicine Hat, starting out at McMann Youth Services, then moving to Home Care and Palliative Care. He then spent 29 years in the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre.
Mark and his wife Joy have 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren. Spending time with his family is a highlight in his life.
Mark loves the outdoors and can often be found near Waterton Lakes National Park where he grew up. He enjoys photography, hiking, fishing, hunting and spending time at his cabin that is off the grid.
Mark has a passion for serving others which is reflected in his chosen profession. Therefore, when the opportunity of working with the staff of “Grace Memorial” came along; the door opened allowing Mark to continue to serve others in a quiet and respectful way.
Mark began his training to become a Funeral Director in September 2022.
Funeral Director’s Assistant
Meet our Funeral Director’s Assistant, Merril Roberts.
Merril was born in Cardston, AB and grew up on a farm in Woolford, AB. As he grew up, his interests were music, sports, and school. He learned to play piano, organ, accordion, and guitar at an early age. He played basketball and fast pitch softball and was on the honour roll at school. He attended school in Cardston through grade 11, but when his parents sold the farm, he moved to Lethbridge to finish off grade 12 and was captain of the LCI Rams basketball team.
After graduating high school, he attended the University of Lethbridge where he was once again captain of the University basketball team. Merril then served a 2 year mission for his church in the Geneva Suisse mission. After his return, he attended the U of L and it was there that he met Maria Leavitt, who later became his wife. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U of L and then went to the University of Calgary in the Education Faculty. He later went to the University of Oregon and earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
He eventually found employment with the Medicine Hat Public School District as a teacher and taught for 31 years at Crescent Heights High School. He was involved with basketball and softball as a player for many years as well as a referee for 15 years.
His musical talents were used for over 30 years in a band called “The Blind Mice”.
His personal life was also very rewarding. He and Maria have 5 children who are all married now and have blessed them with 21 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Merril joined the Grace Memorial team in November 2021. His gentle demeanour is an asset to assisting families in their time of need.
Funeral Director’s Assistant
Meet our Funeral Director’s Assistant, Dale Anderson
Dale is a recently retired Electronic Technologist. He worked 35 years at CFB Suffield for DRDC until the spring of 2022. He enjoyed working with his colleagues there. Researching and flying UAV drones several years prior to retirement was quite enjoyable as well.
Dale and his wife, Shauna, have 5 adult children and 7 grandchildren. His life is centered around his family.
Dale likes to be active. He enjoys hiking, bike riding, going on cruises, wood carving, and wood working.
Dale is an active member of his church and enjoys helping out when needed. Service to those around him has always been important. With the opportunity to be part of Grace Memorial, Dale feels that he will be able to serve more of his community.