Lorne Adams, funeral director at Beau “Lac” Funeral Home in Prince Albert, says he found his calling when he changed careers from an STC bus manager to a funeral director.
He’s lived in Prince Albert his whole life and says he feels closer to the community through his role helping people grieve.
“For me, it’s nice because I know most of the families pretty well. When they first come in I make sure I give them a hug and make sure everyone is relaxed and comfortable.”
Adams’ has always been a people person and has maintained strong relationships throughout Prince Albert and the surrounding area. “You have to be a good listener and speak from your heart, which I do,” he says.
His commitment to those who are grieving extends long past the time for arrangements. He’ll call families weeks after the service to check in and make sure everyone is doing well.
“You spend so much time with them before the service and then that’s it, so it’s nice to phone and see how they’re doing,” he says.
Being voted Prince Albert’s best funeral director has been a humbling experience for Adams and he makes sure to let everyone know he doesn’t do it alone. “You can’t do it yourself,” he says.
Beau “Lac” have several part-time staff helping with services, two on-call workers for quick and efficient service at any time of day, their dependable and delightful Pre- Arrangement and Family Service Specialist Murray Acorn and Prince Albert location Co-owner/Manager Marianne Turcotte.
“No one can do it alone, whether it’s a grieving family or us working to make their day as special as it should be,” Adams says. “Without the larger team our intimate and comfortable services wouldn’t be possible.”
Interestingly, Adams says his best training at being a funeral director was handling the arrangements for his own family.
“When you make the arrangements for your parents, you get it. You know what other families are going through and it’s the best training I’ve had for this job.”
While enjoying his passion for cycling, Adams experienced an unfortunate accident resulting in a skull fracture which has kept him away from Beau “Lac” for the last four months, but now he’s back to work and ready to help families.
When he was recuperating, he said his heart was warmed by the calls he received of families asking for his services.
“It’s nice when families call you at home asking to help a loved one and I’m looking forward to helping families again,” he says.
Beau “Lac” Funeral Home offers intimate services to best remember your loved ones.
For information or immediate care at any time of day, call (306) 763-3322, visit their website (link: www.beaulacfuneralhome.com) or stop into their office at 300B-300 Marquis Rd. W. in Prince Albert.
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