Roger & Willow Yadon opened Heritage North Funeral Home on Canada Day, 1993 in the former Harry Johannes home at 307 Strickland Street in downtown Whitehorse. Roger began in funeral service in 1986 in Sitka, Alaska working for Prewitt Funeral Home before he & his family immigrated to Whitehorse in 1992.
Chris Thompson began his employment with Heritage North Funeral Home in December 1995. Chris was formerly employed with McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in Calgary, Alberta before he, his wife Holly & daughter Nicole moved to Whitehorse in 1993.
Chris worked with Roger for ten years until Roger retired in July 2005. It was a natural transition when Chris & Holly purchased Roger & Willow’s shares in the funeral home.
Heritage North Funeral Home purchased the property that was home to Lubbock Valley Flower Shop at 412 Cook Street in December 2007. when the florists retired in January 2008 renovations began to relocate the funeral home to its’ new location. The renovations were completed in August 2008.
Heritage North Funeral Home is pleased to be able to offer a much larger full service facility to better care for the needs of our communities.
Property was eventually purchased at 1101 & 1103 Centennial Street in Porter Creek with future plans to construct a new full service funeral home on that site. Phase one of that project came to fruition in November 2009 when Heritage North Funeral Home opened the Yukon’s first crematorium. That project will eventually encompass development of a phase two and phase three in building a state of the art funeral home & life tribute centre.
Trust, service, attention to detail & dedication to all are the cornerstones Roger & Willow founded in 1993 & continue to be what every family can expect today.