Matthew was born and raised in Killarney, Manitoba. He is a second generation funeral director who began working alongside his father at their family funeral home in 2005. Matt enrolled in the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2007 graduating in 2009. Matt and his wife Kaitlyn have one daughter Avonlea. In their spare time they enjoy spending time at their family cabin.
In May of 2016 Matt purchased Omega Funeral Home from the Portage Co op. He is very excited for the opportunity to grow his family business in Portage and surrounding area.
Darren grew up near Weyburn Saskatchewan. Upon school graduation he began working for an ambulance firm as an EMT for many years. He attended the University of Regina, receiving a B.A. (Psychology). Darren crossed paths with a Funeral Director and was soon given the opportunity to apprentice as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Upon receiving a Certificate of Qualification in 1992, Darren graduated with honors as a Funeral Service Professional. His career has taken him into Alberta and finally to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He began working for the Omega Funeral Home in 2003.
Darren’s compassion, ability to listen, and attention to detail allows him to attend to the diverse needs of grieving families.
Darren and his wife Tania have 6 children: Tylan, Kaillee, Braeden, Keanna, Serenity and Shavonnah. All of them are active in their church and community.
He feels privileged to be able to serve families in their time of loss, and he is committed to continually raising the bar of service excellence in Funeral Service.
Rayna was born and raised in Brandon, MB and moved to Gladstone, MB in 2004 to work for Clarke’s Funeral Home and begin her career in the funeral profession. In 2007 Rayna graduated from the Canadian College of Funeral Service. Rayna and her husband Nolan relocated to Killarney in 2012 and have two sons, Lane and Wyatt. After moving to Killarney she started working at Wheatland Funeral Home. In May of 2016 when Wheatland purchased Omega Funeral Home in Portage la Prairie, Rayna jumped at the chance to work back in Portage and surrounding area, she is happy to be back in an area where she has met so many wonderful families. When not working Rayna enjoys spending time with her family, camping, quadding and curling.
Funeral service has been a way of life for Garth since 1981. Garth is married to his wife Cheryl and they have 3 sons. He was happy to welcome son Matthew into the family business in 2005. Garth takes pride in working with all the wonderful staff in the various communities he serves in his roll of funeral celebrant, preplanning advisor and grief counselor. When he is not working Garth enjoys traveling and spending his time with his family, especially his three grandchildren.
Peter is a Funeral Assistant and joined our staff in the summer of 2013.
Marvin was raised on a farm north of MacGregor, MB. He was employed at the potato factory in Carberry for 26 years. He was then employed at Norquay Printers and Portage Daily Graphic for 5 years. Marvin and his wife Joan live on a small cattle farm near MacGregor. His hobbies include motorcycling, golfing and classic cars. Marvin looks forward to serving Portage and the surrounding area in his role at Omega Funeral Home.