Funeral Board of Manitoba

Hearing Decisions



Written hearing decisions are sent to the Licensees within 60 days of the hearing. The Licensees have 30 days to appeal the decision in the Court of Queen’s Bench. If no appeal is filed, the decisions are posted on this site.

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In The Matter Of File # Hearing Date Outcome
An allegation of professional misconduct by Todd Harder for working in an unregistered funeral home from August 9 to September 10, 2014.

*AI2014-09 2014-12-10 Licensee is ordered to pay $500.00 fine and $271.63 in costs.
Disposition: T. Harder

An allegation of professional misconduct by Eirik Bardal for working without a valid funeral directors and embalmers licence from January 1 to 13, 2014.

*AI2014-04 2014-12-09 Licensee is ordered to pay $500.00 fine and $162.40 in costs.
Disposition: E. Bardal

An allegation of professional misconduct by Rock Fontaine for working without a valid funeral directors and embalmers licence from January 1 to February 13, 2014.

*AI2014-03 2014-12-09






Licensee is ordered to pay a $2000.00 fine as this is the third time the Board has found the Licensee in breach of section 8(1) of the Act in similar circumstances.
Licensee is also ordered to pay $162.40 in court costs.
Disposition: R. Fontaine

Allegations that Aurèle LeClaire contravened various sections of The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Act, Regulation and Code of Ethics by working in an unregistered funeral from July 2013 to November 29, 2013.

*AI2013-06 2014-12-09 Licensee is ordered to pay $500.00 fine and $162.40 in costs.
Disposition: A. LeClaire

Allegations of professional misconduct by Aurèle LeClaire for breaching various sections of The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Act and the Code of Ethics.

2012-28 2014-05-08



Licensee’s licence is suspended for six months from August 1, 2014 to February 1, 2015.
Licensee is ordered to pay $6,000.00 fine and $299.80 in costs.
Redacted Disposition: A. LeClaire

Allegations that Curtis Monkman contravened The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Act for destroying all records relating to a deceased person.

2013-10 2014-05-08
Licensee is ordered to pay $750.00 fine and $299.80 in costs.
Redacted Disposition: C. Monkman

An allegation of breach of the Code of Ethics by Kenneth Loehmer for issuing a funeral director’s statement of death for a person for whom he did not complete a Manitoba Registration of Death form.

2013-17 2014-05-08
Licensee is ordered to pay $3,500.00 fine and $299.80 in costs.
Redacted Disposition: K. Loehmer

Allegations that Stephen N. Knysh contravened various sections of The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Act, Regulation and Code of Ethics by working in an unregistered funeral home without a valid funeral directors and embalmers licence from January to February, 2014.

*AI2014-05
*AI2014-06
2014-02
2014-05-08



Licensee is ordered to pay $1,000.00 fine for failure to have a valid licence.
Licensee is ordered to pay $1,500.00 fine for failure to ensure the premise was registered with the Board and $299.00 in costs.
Redacted Disposition: S. Knysh

An allegation that G. Wevursky did not comply with section 8.1(f) of The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Regulation by failing to meet the requirements of continuing education and continuing to work without a licence.

*AI2013-02 2013-03-25
Licensee to pay $1,000.00 fine and $600.00 costs.
Redacted Disposition: G. Wevursky
An allegation that C. Richardson failed to comply with the Funeral Board of Manitoba Code of Ethics by not maintaining a high level of professional courtesy and being respectful to colleagues.

2012-26 2013-03-25 Licensee suspended for one month. Licensee to pay $3,000.00 fine and $600.00 costs.
Redacted Disposition: C. Richardson
Two allegations that R. Fontaine failed to meet the requirements of continuing education, as required under sections 8.1(f) and 8.2 of The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Regulation and continued to work without a licence.

*AI2012-01
*AI2013-01
2013-03-25


Licensee to pay $1,000.00 fine and $600.00 costs.
Licensee to pay $1,500.00 fine and $600.00 costs.
Redacted Disposition: R. Fontaine
A complaint dated September 24, 2010 concerning the conduct of R. Wojcik. 2010-15 2011-09-22


Licensee to receive Letter of Reprimand.
Licensee to pay $1,000.00 fine and costs of $490.00.
Redacted Disposition: 2010-15
*AI = Administrative Inquiries.

NOTE: Names of complainants and witnesses have been redacted to protect their identities.