Our Staff


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Colette Thompson

Colette Thompson

Owner

Colette was born and raised in Regina SK. She relocated to Saskatoon in 2019 where she continued her work in the funeral industry. In February 2021, Colette and her partner Keith purchased Shanidar Funeral Services and made the move to Rosetown. She has fallen in love with small town living and is humbled by the welcome they've received.

Colette has 3 grown daughters that continue to make her proud everyday. She looks forward to serving the Rosetown, Outlook and surrounding areas for many years to come. 


Keith Power

Keith Power

Owner

Keith was born and raised in Newfoundland and moved out west in the early 1990's. He received a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing/Human Resources) from the University of Saskatchewan and spent 22 years (1998-2020) with Federated Co-op in both Petroleum and Human Resources; the last 15 years as Regional Human Resources Manager for the Saskatoon Region. He had the responsibility for 40 Retail Co-op's and currently sits on the Board of Directors at Central Plains Co-op. 

Keith has 4 great adult kids, played competitive fastball and senior hockey and is a Saskatchewan scout for the Olds Grizzly's of the Alberta Junior A hockey league.

Keith and his partner Colette purchased Shanidar Funeral Services in February 2021 and are in the process of opening another location (June 2022) to serve the town of Outlook and surrounding community.


Amanda Starosta

Amanda Starosta

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Amanda Starosta was born and raised in Saskatoon. After completing high school, she attended SIAST-Kelsey Campus and obtained her Funeral Director/Embalmer certificates. She moved to Rosetown in January 2007 and while working for Clements Rosetown Funeral Home, she obtained her Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses in February 2008. Amanda took a brief hiatus from funeral service during which she was employed with Prairie Centre Credit Union in Rosetown and happily returned to funeral service joining the Shanidar Funeral Services team in June of 2016.

Amanda lives in Rosetown with her partner Neal and their blended family of six amazing children; PJ, Reagan, Liam, Aselin, Madelyn & Georgia. 


Kim Askin

Kim Askin

Funeral Director



Darby Freistadt

Darby Freistadt

Funeral Attendant



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