Our Staff

Dale Martin Jr.

President

Dale Martin Jr. is a third generation Funeral Director and President/Owner of Martin Brothers Funeral Services, a company with a history dating back to 1907. Along with their new location on Dunbar in Vancouver’s West Side, Martin is also Chairman of the Board for The Caring Group Corp., and owns other funeral homes, flower shops, and monument design operations across…

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Daryl Lockyer

General Manager

Daryl was born and raised on the west coast. He grew up in Delta where he played Junior A hockey. The Lockyer family  moved to Lethbridge where Daryl began his funeral career while still attending Winston Churchill High School. After high school he went on to graduate from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science as a licensed Funeral Director and…

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Valerie Martell

Director of Operations, Funeral Director, Embalmer

Valerie has been part of the Martin Brothers organization since 2009, and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Alberta and British Columbia. In her commitment to the profession, and to future funeral service professionals, she has instructed for the Canadian College of Funeral Service. Valerie is a member of the Association of Women Funeral Professionals. She is also…

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Jennifer Harder

Apprentice - Funeral Director / Embalmer

Jennifer Harder joined Martin Brothers in 2015 after completing her first year at the Canadian College of Funeral Service. She was born and raised in Surrey. Living abroad and travelling has given her life clear direction and focus on helping others. Jennifer now lives in the Vancouver area with her spouse Kristopher, and her rescue dog Haiti. Jennifer is looking…

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Esther Kitchener

Esther Kitchener was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario; raised in Alberta; and has lived in Vancouver for 12 years-the past 8 in the Dunbar community.  She holds an Associate of Arts and Master of Arts, which have trained her to journey with people during times of loss. She joined Martin Brothers in 2015 after working in the non-profit sector for 20…

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