Our Staff

We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We promise to work with you and your family in your time of need to create the perfect memorial service for your loved one. We will be here for you today, as well as tomorrow.

Management Staff

Our management team is committed to the community and have genuine compassion towards all our families. Insuring that Cropo staff continue the legacy that Sir Thomas Cropo left behind and as well as our team work environment.

Karen Leggat

Karen grew up in Brandon, MB. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia and returned to Winnipeg where she has lived for over 25 years. Karen has a passion for working with families and has worked extensively in the disability field, both in government and non- profit agencies. She is currently the Board Chair of Continuity Care lnc., a board member with Pulford Community Living Services, as well as a board member with Lubov SSMI Foundation. She works closely with Palliative Manitoba to deliver monthly grief seminars as well as grief education for staff working with individuals with disabilities.

Krystle Ballance
 General Manager
Licensed Funeral Director
& Embalmer

Licensed Funeral Professionals

Our Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers are committed to our community and have genuine compassion towards all our families. They continue the legacy that Sir Thomas Cropo left behind to insure all our families needs are exceeded. 

Don Babey
Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Cliff Binnie
Licensed Funeral Director

Tyson Buors
 Licensed Funeral Director
& Embalmer

Patrick Doyle
 Licensed Funeral Director, 
Embalmer & Cremationist

Lauren Dueck
Licensed Funeral Director 
& Embalmer

Kaitlin Corlett
 Licensed Funeral Director
& Embalmer

Orville Speirs
 Licensed Funeral Director,
Embalmer & Cremationist

Katherine Bueckert
Licensed Funeral Director 
& Embalmer

David Trudeau

Advanced Planning Consultants

Douglas Maughan 
Advanced Planning Consultant
& Community Relations

Funeral Assistants

Val Feniuk
Funeral Assistant

Wayne Beatty
Funeral Assistant

Tony Drewniak
Funeral Assistant

Gary Lukie
Funeral Assistant

Ron Lukie
Funeral Assistant

Ron Morka
Funeral Assistant

Ian Livingstone
Funeral Assistant

George Goovaerts
Funeral Asssistant

Peter van de Mosselaer 
Funeral Assistant

Aldrin Siscar
Funeral Assistant & Building Maintenance Supervisor


Barbara Veitch
 Accounting Department Manager

Joyce Drewniak
Administration (Day St. Location)