Honouring Those Who Served

As our province and our country’s population continues to age, so do our older veterans. Conflicts at home and abroad also continue to result in casualties for the men and women who currently serve in our armed forces. 

Funeral service providers must be equipped with knowledge pertaining to how to appropriately memorialize veterans and those who have lost their lives in active duty; this includes the rituals, rites and common practices related to celebrating those who have served, as well as the administrative processes that are in place for government-subsidized funeral and burial programs via the Canadian Forces.



Course Features

  • Self-Paced Learning

    Learn at your own pace, proceeding from one topic to the next at a speed that works for you. Your course progress will be saved for when you return.

  • Online Convenience

    A fully online experience. With no required textbook and an online resource library, you can complete this course while on the go.

  • Professional Development

    Supplement your career with continuous learning, whether you're new to the funeral profession or a seasoned professional.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Geoff Carnell

    Instructor & Founder

    Geoff Carnell

    Geoff Carnell entered the funeral profession quite suddenly. After his father died unexpectedly in 1987, Geoff went to their family-owned funeral home to plan his father’s funeral as the new owner. He was 34 and the 6th generation in the family business. As a Professional Engineer, he was able to bring a different perspective to the funeral home profession. Since becoming the full-time president of Carnell’s Funeral Home Ltd. in 1988, he has installed a crematorium, created showrooms for caskets and cremation options, reconfigured and enlarged the on-site chapel, developed a passion for writing about the profession, and published two books: “When the Sun Sets, A guide to Funeral Planning” for a Canadian audience and “The Complete Guide to Funeral Planning, How to Arrange the Appropriate Funeral,” for the American public.

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