Derek Martin
Funeral Director / Embalmer
In May of 1976, Derek Sr. and Leslee Martin purchased the Pattison Funeral Home. Their sons, Gregg and Derek Jr., went to work early at the Funeral Home, learning the business from the ground up. Ten years after the purchase of the Funeral Home, Gregg & Derek Martin Jr. bought their father’s shares and took over the day to day operations of the Pattison Funeral Home.


Gregg and Derek apprenticed at Pattison’s and obtained their Funeral Director and Embalming training from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 1988.
Derek is a past president and present board member of Medicine Hat Musical Theatre. He gives freely of his time and resources in support if his involvements in the community. He is married to Kathy, has three children and two step daughters.
Gregg Martin
Funeral Director / Embalmer
In May of 1976, Derek Sr. and Leslee Martin purchased the Pattison Funeral Home. Their sons, Gregg and Derek Jr., went to work early at the Funeral Home, learning the business from the ground up. Ten years after the purchase of the Funeral Home, Gregg & Derek Martin Jr. bought their father’s shares and took over the day to day operations of the Pattison Funeral Home.


Gregg and Derek apprenticed at Pattison’s and obtained their Funeral Director and Embalming training from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 1988.
Gregg is a member of the Medicine Hat Rotary Club, President of the Top Hat Bingo Association and in his spare time plays slowpitch in two leagues and is a member of Desert Blume Golf Course. He is married to Kathy and they have one child.
Shelly Mayer
Funeral Director / Secretary
Shelly has worked as a secretary or the “Director of First Impressions” with the Pattison Funeral Home for 28 years and as a licensed Funeral Director for the past 18 years. Shelly was born and raised in Medicine Hat and married Cal Mayer, together they raised their two sons. As a family they have supported and been involved with many aspects of the community through sports and other personal interests. Shelly is a recent Breast Cancer survivor. Dragon Boating with the “Snap Dragons” through the Medicine Hat Dragon Boat Association has become a passion for Shelly. Her longevity with the Pattison Funeral Home depicts her keen interest in people and helping families at a very vulnerable time.
D. Ian Blakely
Funeral Director / Embalmer "officially retired"
Ian began his career in 1968 working as a summer student in Barrie, Ontario at a local funeral home. After graduation from high school he attended Humber College in Toronto and graduated from their prestigious funeral directing and embalming program with an Ontario license. In 1975 he began working at the Pattison Funeral home in Medicine Hat and obtained his Alberta Funeral Director/ Embalmer’s license in 1977. He has been employed with the Pattison funeral home from 1975-1983 and from 1989-present.

WE WISH IAN MUCH HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN THE MANY YEARS TO COME. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE FAMILIES AND THE PROFESSION. Gregg and Derek Martin and staff.
Brian Selwood
Funeral Director / Embalmer
In 1997, Brian began his career in the funeral business at Park Memorial in Edmonton, Alberta. He started his apprenticeship through Mount Royal College (Calgary, Alberta) and graduated in 2000 with Funeral Director/Embalmer license with highest academic standing. Brian started working with the Pattison Funeral Home in February of 2003. He has three children and married Devon in September 2011. Brian was involved in Medicine Hat Lacrosse as a coach and referee. He is a busy parent being involved in his girls' activities.
Devon Selwood
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Devon started working at the Pattison Funeral Home in the summer of 2007. She apprenticed while attending the Canadian College of Funeral Service, graduating in 2009 with her Funeral Director/Embalmer License. Devon married Brian Selwood in September of 2011, and has three wonderful step children. Devon loves animals and has a St. Bernard, Mercedes.
David Townsend
Life Celebrant / Funeral Attendant
David Townsend started with the Pattison Funeral Home in March of 2011 as a Funeral Attendant, after completing almost 27 years in policing. During his career in policing, David spent numerous years as a DARE and EPIC instructor, as well as the Media Relations Officer. David was certified as a Life Celebrant in the summer of 2011 after completing the Funeral Celebrant Training with the In-Sight Institute. He has performed numerous services since then and looks forward to delivering services for families to celebrate the life of their loved ones.
Vicki Aadland
Receptionist / Embalmer / Funeral Director
Vicki has worked with the Pattison Funeral Home since December of 2010. Now a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Vicki recently completed her apprenticeship from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in April of 2013. Vicki was born and raised in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and moved to Medicine Hat in 1996. She is the mom to two very active boys.
David Cannon
Funeral Director / Embalmer Apprentice
Dave Cannon started with the Pattison Funeral Home in November of 2015 as a Funeral Attendant, after completing almost 15 years in the military, followed by 12 years as a Mechanical Engineer. Dave is preparing to begin his apprenticeship as a Funeral Director and Embalmer through the Canadian College of Funeral Service. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Dave moved to Medicine Hat in 2003. He is married to Dee, and has two daughters.
JOCELYN HODEL
Funeral Attendant
Jocelyn Hodel started with Pattison Funeral Home in October, 2014 . Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan she and her husband Darryl, migrated to Medicine Hat in the summer of 2002 with their three children; Darryl as a Journeyman plumber/gas fitter, and she as an Administrator in Agriculture. Jocelyn volunteers with both the Heart & Stroke and the Children’s Wish
Foundations and has a passion for music. She is a member of the Live Music Club and the Folk Music Club, and can be heard at various local venues around town.

Pattison Funeral Home helps families celebrate the life of a loved one,
and having the opportunity to be a part of that celebration is warmth to her heart!
Bruce Stock
Funeral Attendant
Bruce was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and grew up on the farm. For 42 years, he and his wife Marj, farmed South of Richmound, Saskatchewan until recently when they retired to Medicine Hat. He began working for the Pattison Funeral Home in November of 2014. They have three grown children, Stephanie, Owen and Braden and a grandchild on the way. Bruce is an avid coin collector.
Ernie Hittel
Funeral Attendant
Ernie Hittel is married to Joan and they have lived in Medicine Hat since 1966. He worked for Cranes Cartage and then in the oil and gas industry until retirement. Joan is a retired nurse and they have three children. In 2004, Ernie retired and in 2014 he began working part-time at the funeral home. He is very musically inclined, playing the piano accordion and is currently actively involved in the band Country Squires. He and Joan enjoy camping and travelling.