Mel is nearing 40 years of experience in the funeral industry and is a former embalming instructor for the Western School of Mortuary Science. He is a member of Disaster Services and served in Thailand, New Orleans and Haiti. Mel is a graduate of the University of Alberta. He served on the Cardston Hospital Board and various town committees. Mel and his wife Jean, who is also a funeral director, have been married for 44 years, and have seven children and 31 grandchildren. In his spare time, Mel has worked with Scouts Canada for over 25 years.
Dan is a third generation Funeral Director and Embalmer. He follows in the footsteps of his father; Mel and his grandfather; Bob. As a resident of Lethbridge for the past 20 years, Dan has had the privilege of serving many families from all parts of Southern Alberta. His quiet but confident manner makes him great at connecting with families and making sure they are properly taken care of. It is one of his great joys to meet and work with families of all religions to assist them in the difficult time that the funeral service and the loss of a loved one can be. He pays attention to the details, it is the small things that matter. Being a father to five kids he knows the importance of family and can relate easily to the needs of individuals. He is a caring director and he loves the city of Lethbridge.
Matthew has over 15 years of funeral service experience. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise and involved with Muscular Dystrophy. He is married to Shauna Murray (Doug and Susana's daughter from Mountain View) and has six children. Matthew has many family ties in Southern Alberta, through his grandfathers Thomas Deloss Hatch and Lowell Tolman Campbell. Matthew enjoys camping, hiking, running and playing a variety of sports and games.
Jessica Mayen- Hart began working in funeral service in 2014, graduating from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in the spring of 2016. Prior to entering funeral service, Jessica attended the Lethbridge College, graduating from the Criminal Justice Program. She married Levi Hart of Lethbridge and together they have a beautiful daughter Selene Mayen-Hart. Jessica cherishes time with family, loves to travel and has a zest for trying new things. Her family is originally from El Salvador and Jessica is fluent in Spanish. She considers it a great honour to be a part of the Latin-American Community. Jessica is grateful to the families of Southern Alberta for placing their trust in her during their time of need. She is an asset to the team at Christensen & Salmon and her attention to detail makes her a great funeral director.
Chris was born and raised in Lethbridge. He began work in Funeral Service in 2001, graduated from the Western School of Funeral Service in 2003 and joined Christensen Salmon Generations in May of 2013. He enjoys spending time with his family and staying physically active. Chris knows it is an honor to serve families in their time of need and looks forward to continue to do so in our community.
Ron Murphy graduated from the University of Lethbridge (1966-1970), taught school in the County of Forty Mile, Livingstone Range School District #68, Horizon School Division #67 and Lethbridge School District #51 (24 years). During the summers of 1966-71 Ron was hired by Canada Safeway as a relief journeyman meat cutter. Ron has been married to Karen (Stewart) for 48 years, is the father of 2 daughters and 4 sons and grandfather of 29. Ron has always enjoyed the outdoors in such activities as fishing, hunting, farming and especially the hobby of beekeeping. For many years he was involved with Scouts Canada, taking boys on summer and winter camps. He is pleased to join the staff at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home.
Larry was born and raised in Lethbridge. He graduated from Brigham Young University and married Ruth Baker. They have lived in Stirling for the past 39 years where they raised four children. They now have 17 grandchildren. They spend a lot of their time visiting family and enjoy travelling.