The History of Speers
Proudly Serving Regina Since 1907
As one of Regina's oldest businesses, Speers Funeral and Cremation Services has had the unique privilege of serving several generations of Regina and area families. This personal connection with the Regina community began on April 1, 1907 when Mr. George Speers purchased the undertaking business from the general merchants, "Marshall & Boyd", and founded Speers Funeral Chapel.
Mr. George Speers
Regina Morning Leader - April 27, 1907
Originally, Speers Funeral Chapel was located on South Railway Street, but over the following two decades moved to the 1700 block of Hamilton Street, followed by 1867 Rose Street. In 1962, Speers moved once again to the present location at 2136 College Avenue.
In addition to being a funeral director, Mr. Speers was also an innovator. During the course of his nearly five decades in business, Mr. Speers operated the first Marconi audio equipped ambulance service in Canada and initiated the first air ambulance service in Saskatchewan in 1936.
Speers Funeral Procession on Rose Street in Regina during the 1920's
Following Mr. Speers' retirement in the 1950's, the funeral home continued to operate under the management of Mrs. Speers and her brother, Ray Sprowl. In 1980, Speers Funeral Chapel was sold to long-time employees Ron MacFarlane, Ron McEachern and Robert Hanson. Following the death of Ron MacFarlane, his widow, Maxine MacFarlane, became the third partner.
|Ron MacFarlane||Ron McEachern||Robert Hanson|
In the fall of 2004, Speers was sold to experienced funeral professional and former Regina Pats goaltender, Todd Lumbard.
Although much has changed over the course of over a century serving the Regina community, Todd and his team are committed to building upon the proud tradition established by Mr. Speers of caring, responsive service and innovative leadership.
Our promise to you is to consistently provide experienced, professional service at reasonable prices and superior value. We will do everything within our professional ability to ensure that you and your loved ones are especially well cared for.
For more information about Speers, please contact us.