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Managing Funeral Director
Todd Harder – Managing Funeral Director. Todd has been involved in the funeral industry for many years. Together with his wife MaryLou they moved from Winnipeg to Steinbach to start working at Birchwood in February 2001. They are thoroughly enjoying their daughter Vada and son Sam.
Brad joined the Birchwood staff in 2008, becoming a licensed funeral director in 2010. He, his wife Korine, and his children Elijah and Emma, live in Steinbach. Brad really enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in children's ministries in their church.
Jarrod joined Birchwood Funeral Chapel in June of 2014. Jarrod, along with his wife Sue, have four children. Jarrod was in pastoral ministry for thirteen years before his move into the funeral industry. When not at work, he enjoys fishing, old cars, but most of all, his grandchildren.
Sheldon Schroeder started working at Birchwood in September 2017 and comes with many years of experience in the funeral industry. He and his wife Kerri make their home in Kleefeld, with their daughter. They attend the Kleefeld EMC Church. Sheldon enjoys gardening, travelling, football and spending time with his family.
Kris joined Birchwood Funeral Chapel in November 2016. Kris resides in Steinbach, Manitoba, with his wife, Kari, and four children: Tara, Andrew, Jasper and Ryker. Kris enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, catching a baseball game, and being involved in Christian Service Brigade.
Funeral Director Assistant
Phone: (204) 346-1030
Ernie joined our team in summer of 2007. He comes with a rich background in music ministry and carpet installation. Ernie and his wife Marlene live in Grunthal. They have 2 adult sons – both married, and six grandchildren.
Eunice joined the staff in our Steinbach office in the summer of 2006. She comes with many years of experience working in office settings and is a real asset to Birchwood. Eunice and her husband, Tony have three sons, one of whom is married. They enjoy long car trips and spending time with their adult children.
Desiree Plewman joined our office staff in August 2017. She comes with several years of office experience and has been a great addition to our office staff.
She has been married for 15 years to Dustin Plewman. Together they are raising a family of 6 children and 2 dogs. As a family they enjoy spending their time travelling, being out on the lake, camping and watching their son play hockey.
Erna Hiebert – Lunch Co-ordinator Erna has faithfully served Birchwood and its shareholders since May 1998 when the doors were first opened. After working fulltime in the Steinbach office for many years, she has become our lunch co-ordinator. Erna has four married children and nine grandchildren and loves to spend time with her family and friends. In her “spare” time she tends to her spacious yard on the outskirts of Steinbach. She is a member of Southland Church in Steinbach.