Valley View Funeral Home honoured for its services
Valley View Funeral Home in Surrey has been awarded the Corporate Community Award by the Police Victim Services of B.C. for its homicide and suicide support groups.
The recognition took place on May 10 at the Police Victims Services of B.C.'s annual conference held in Burnaby. Supt. Kevin Hackett and Sgt. Paul Dadwal presented the award to Justin Schultz and Marlyn Ferguson of Valley View Funeral Home.
“Over the past six years, more than 200 community members have attended our free support groups to discuss the grieving and healing process,” said Ferguson. “Our families value this open conversation and appreciate the venue to discuss their feelings. One recent attendee said that our support group is the only place they can talk about how they feel.”
As leaders in the community, Valley View Funeral Home has made a long-term commitment to support families who have lost loved ones due to suicide or homicide. In addition to family support, Valley View provides free educational seminars about helping families through the mourning process for the Police Victim Services staff and volunteers, and hospice staff and volunteers.
“This is a great honour for ourfuneral home and we are very grateful to the Police Victim Services of British Columbia for recognizing the work we do at Valley View," Ferguson said.