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Caring Professionals

The caring and experienced professionals at Tompkins Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and needs. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute for your loved one. We will carefully guide you through the many decisions that need to be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or visit our funeral home in person. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

Steven Jesmer

Steven Jesmer

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Crematorium Technician

Steven Jesmer grew up in Wadena, SK. As a teenager he would often help Terry at Tompkins Funeral Home which is where his interest in funeral service first began. After graduating from Wadena Composite School Steven left Wadena to spread his wings and see the world. While he enjoyed the various places he lived, his goal was always to return to his hometown of Wadena to work for Tompkins Funeral Home.

While operating a small business in Manitoba with his wife, Candice, Steven pursued his interest in funeral service and began working part time at a busy funeral home with multiple locations. While running this business and working part time for the local funeral home, he completed his schooling through the Canadian College of Funeral Service, graduating in 2012 with honors. Steven and his wife were managing partners at a funeral home in Manitoba before making the move back to Saskatchewan. Steven was a member of the Swan River Lions Club and volunteered with projects at various places like Tummel Church and Cemetery and the Life and Arts Centre.

Steven is passionate about old country music and is a talented guitar player and singer. You will often hear him leading hymns at funeral services or sharing his talents at local events. In his free time, Steven enjoys quadding, fishing and camping with his wife and spending time with friends and family.

Steven is a kind, caring and generous person who enjoys helping people. He is passionate about his work with bereaved families and caring for people in their time of need.

Yvonne Morris

Yvonne Morris

Funeral Director

Yvonne Morris was born in South Wales, United Kingdom. She completed her schooling there then, feeling the need for adventure, she packed up and moved to Canada to become a Nanny …. Yvonne worked for Alphonse and Darcy Swiderski, helping them raise their children until 1998. She then started working at both Sunflower Florists and Tompkins Funeral Home.

Yvonne enjoys people of all ages but especially loves being a Nana, watching the children grow and enjoy new experiences. She enjoys watching their hockey games and dance competitions and travelling with them. She is passionate about helping people and is always willing to volunteer when needed. She has enjoyed living in Canada but always enjoys going back to Wales to visit family.

Darcy Swiderski

Darcy Swiderski

Owner, Funeral Director

Darcy Swiderski was raised in Quill Lake, SK. After getting married and moving around for a few years, Darcy and Alphonse settled in the Wadena area where Darcy purchased Sunflower Florists in 1979 which she still owns today. In June of 1992, Tompkins Funeral Home opened as a joint venture with Terry and Barb Tompkins and Alphonse and Darcy Swiderski.

Darcy served on the Wadena Chamber of Commerce and spent time on the Economic Development Committee and the Saskatoon Health Authority. In June of 1992 she was appointed to the Central Plains Health Board where she served 12 years.

Darcy spends her free time with her grandchildren, watching them at dance competitions, hockey games and enjoying lake life at grandmas. She also enjoys knitting, cooking and travelling, especially with the grandkids when she can watch them exploring the world.

Candice Jesmer

Candice Jesmer

Office Administrator, Funeral Attendant, Notary Public, Journeyman Cosmetologist

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