Ernie Hagel President and Owner
Born in Beiseker, AB, Ernie has over 35 years in all aspects of funeral service in Alberta. With McInnis & Holloway since 1980, Ernie has been instrumental in continuing the high standards of service set by the original owners and continues to provide unique ideas to better serve area families. Ernie welcomes calls from any person who calls the funeral home to talk.
Janine Altamirano Partner and Business Manager
Janine was born and raised in Chauvin, AB. She moved to Calgary in 1991 and worked for an accounting firm before joining our team in 1993. Janine’s desire to learn, whether through a university course or life experiences, has been an asset to the many changes we face in our industry. Janine attended Mount Royal College Funeral Director Program receiving her funeral director’s license in the Province of Alberta in 2006. Janine became a partner of McInnis & Holloway in October 2011.
Jeff Hagel Partner and Operations Manager
Jeff graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary. He then graduated with his applied degree in small business and entrepreneurship and his diploma in international business from Mount Royal College. He worked outside of the funeral profession until 2004 when he made a career change, went back to Mount Royal College and took their distance learning funeral directors certificate program while obtaining his funeral director and embalmers licenses in Edmonton, AB. Jeff joined McInnis & Holloway in June of 2007 and became a partner in October 2011.
Ken Schmelke Retired Owner
Ken Schmelke became a partner in McInnis & Holloway in 1978. The company benefited from his many years in funeral service and vast experienced until his retirement in 2011.