Our Staff

We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We promise to work with you and your family in your time of need to create the perfect memorial service for your loved one. We will be here for you today, as well as tomorrow.

Management Staff

Our management team is committed to the community and have genuine compassion towards all our families. Insuring that Cropo staff continue the legacy that Sir Thomas Cropo left behind and as well as our team work environment.

Karen Leggat

Karen grew up in Brandon, MB. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia and returned to Winnipeg where she has lived for over 25 years. Karen has a passion for working with families and has worked extensively in the disability field, both in government and non- profit agencies. She is currently the Board Chair of Continuity Care lnc., a board member with Pulford Community Living Services, as well as a board member with Lubov SSMI Foundation. She works closely with Palliative Manitoba to deliver monthly grief seminars as well as grief education for staff working with individuals with disabilities.

Lee Barringer
General Manager
Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Celebrant Speaker

Lee Barringer started his funeral career in 1988 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He has been involved in all aspects of funeral service, in both the family and corporate sectors. Committed to lifelong learning, he provides funeral education, consulting and training to funeral and other care giving professions.  Lee has also served families as a Celebrant speaker for the past twenty years, and helps families create personalized Celebration of Life Services. He taught at Red River College, and was active with the steering committee, and program advisory committee. He went on to being a subject matter expert in the development of curriculum, and wrote and taught both "Belief Systems" and "Funeral Ethics & Professionalism" courses. A past board member for Palliative Manitoba, and past chair of their education committee, he has taught the "Grief and Loss" course for their Compassionate Care Program for many years. Lee enjoys writing and has had many articles published in Funeral Trade Magazines, in both Canada and the U.S.A.

Krystle Ballance
 Office Manager
Licensed Funeral Director
& Embalmer

Barbara Veitch
 Accounting Department Manager

Licensed Funeral Professionals

Our Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers are committed to our community and have genuine compassion towards all our families. They continue the legacy that Sir Thomas Cropo left behind to insure all our families needs are exceeded. 

Don Babey
Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Cliff Binnie
Licensed Funeral Director

Tyson Buors
 Licensed Funeral Director
& Embalmer

Patrick Doyle
 Licensed Funeral Director, 
Embalmer & Cremationist

Orville Speirs
 Licensed Funeral Director,
Embalmer & Cremationist

Katherine Bueckert
Licensed Funeral Director 
& Embalmer

Lauren Dueck
Licensed Funeral Director 
& Embalmer

Kaitlin Corlett
 Apprentice Funeral Director
& Embalmer

David Trudeau

Advanced Planning Consultants

Trevor Maughan
 Advanced Planning Consultant

Douglas Maughan 
Advanced Planning Consultant
& Community Relations

Funeral Assistants

Val Feniuk
Funeral Assistant

Wayne Beatty
Funeral Assistant

Tony Drewniak
Funeral Assistant

Gary Lukie
Funeral Assistant

Ron Lukie
Funeral Assistant

Ron Morka
Funeral Assistant

Ian Livingstone
Funeral Assistant

George Goovaerts
Funeral Asssistant

Peter van de Mosselaer 
Funeral Assistant

Aldrin Siscar
Funeral Assistant & Building Maintenance Supervisor


Joyce Drewniak
Administration (Day St. Location)