In December of 1994, with support and encouragement from the people of the Elk Valley, John and Lynda Gawryluk established Cherished Memories Funeral Services. Their first years were spent operating in a rented location in Sparwood until construction of their current funeral home began in the Fall of 1997. Cherished Memories "Serenity Chapel" opened it's doors in the Summer of 1998.
By the Summer of 2004 , Cherished Memories Crematorium was built. Having a local crematorium enables Cherished Memories to provide a greater sense of flexibility/options for those choosing cremation.
Families have peace of mind knowing their loved one never leaves our care.