The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Lyle Reeves Funerals. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“Thank you so much for you kindness and comfort. You were all just what we needed to find our way every step of this journey. The care and respect you have shown will not soon be forgotten. Thank you, Marie Corns”

Corns Family August 20, 2021

“Thank you for being there for my family and making my parents memorials easier. Ms. TaShawna Roberts & Family”

Fraser July 24, 2020

“Alana I just wanted to thank you for all your help in making Arnies' memorial service a wonderful event for me and my family, plus all the other help you gave us in preparation for the service, and looking after the numerous government forms. Thank you.”

M. Rahn February 14, 2019

“I want to thank you so much for all you did to assist us and take over for us, during the afternoon. We so appreciate all your TLC. There was nothing that we would have changed about yesterday. It was all perfect in every way. Even the sun came out. Thank you again and I hope to see you again under different circumstances…..hugs…..Wendy”

Wendy Gilmore April 28, 2017

“Our family is very grateful and appreciative of the service and assistance that you, Alanna, Dean and the entire Lyle Reeves staff provided as we planned and carried out Mom's funeral. Everyone we worked with demonstrated professionalism and care and guided us through the decisions required at a hard time with compassion and grace. Thank you for everything you did to make a difficult situation as easy as possible, we truly appreciate all of your efforts.”

Gene Lobe November 23, 2016

“I wanted to say thank you to the staff and Craig for the service for Tré yesterday. You greeted and seated our parents students and community members (Blackie, High River etc) with professionalism and compassion. It has been a tough time for everyone and it helps to have the comfort and sincerity from folks like you looking after these events. It is always a relief when I hear from families that you are taking care of the service. Know that this wasn't the first experience we have had with you taking care of things and I wanted to let you know that I always refer the business to Lyle Reeves because of these things I have pointed out. Thanks again.”

Tina Brown September 17, 2016

“Thank you again Craig and staff, your saying holds true as far as making a difficult time easier. The service our family received helped out a lot, and the information provided made our lives easier to try and organize it all in a difficult time.”

Anonymous May 13, 2016

“Can`t thank you enough for making this sad day so much easier for us with your professionalism and caring staff that handled our every need for us. Thank you Craig & Dean.”

Anonymous April 01, 2016

“Thank you all so much for all your care and warmth for all of us who loved him so much. Thank you again.”

Mrs. Donna Hall December 10, 2015

“Craig, I wanted to take the time to thank you on behalf of the entire Hamilton Family for all your efforts in dealing with Hugh Hamilton's funeral service. I thought you were very attentive to all of our needs and met and exceeded all of our requests. You are continuing the tradition of delivering a high quality service that was started by your Grandfather many years ago. So thank you.”

Myles Hamilton January 04, 2016

“Again on behalf of my family we extend our profound gratitude to you and your team. Craig, I cannot thank you enough for your accommodation, guidance, professionalism and compassion. Ingrid is so very pleased and proud of each of us. She is overwhelmed as we all are.”

Vincent Kimura November 14, 2015

““Hello Craig, just a quick note to say thanks for everything. My uncle’s Celebration of Life service couldn't have been any better & the video setup worked perfectly. On behalf of my aunt & my entire family - thank you." Richard Jones”

Richard Jones August 12, 2015

“Thank you Lyle Reeves Funerals for your professionalism and compassionate service as you helped us in our time of need. We appreciate your assistance & the efficiency as we took care of our mother's final needs on earth.”

Peever and Kaprowski Families December 11, 2014

“Craig & Staff: We are very greatful for all your kind help in our time of need. You were highly recommended by family and friends and we certainly understand why. Thank You.”

Mr. Clayton Moncrieff August 12, 2014

“We would like to say thank you for all your help and support while planning Phil’s funeral. You & your employees were very professional but compassionate during a difficult time. You personally took the time with us, to make our decisions, which made them a lot easier than anticipated. You also looked after many other details for us, so we didn’t have to worry about them. Again, thank you.”

Mrs. Rhonda Bews September 27, 2013

“I have been very happy with the continued support I've had since the service. Thank You.”

Mr. R. Walker March 13, 2013

“Craig and Alana did a great job for us, the grave side service was really nice and the golf course set up for the Memorial was set up just like I had hoped for. Craig is very easy to work with and does a great job of making you feel comfortable. He has picked on great girl to work with him, in Alana, she is so friendly and full of kindness, I know she will do well in her Course as a Funeral Director, she has all the right qualities . Thanks to you both for making a sad situation as easy as it could be. Our whole family really appreciated the work you put into the service and we really liked the service folder you put together for us.”

Mrs. M. Herriman December 18, 2012

“How was the customer service compared to my expectations? I was told that I would receive extremely attentive and individualized service so those were my expectations. I expected the best and that was what was delivered. I could not have been given better service. Craig took care of all the details and made the funeral planning go quickly and smoothly.”

Anonymous December 01, 2012

“I would just like to thank the staff for the great job they did when Mom passed away. It was done first class and your caring touch was noticed. Thank you again Ian Donovan”

Ian Donovan November 26, 2012

“Dear Craig, I just can't thank you enough for every caring thing you did for our family. You are so kind and thoughtful. Every big to small detail was taken care of. No one could have done a better job. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts.”

Davidson Family October 05, 2012

“On behalf of the Suitor/Groeneveld families I would like to commend you on the exemplary job you did on the service for our grandmother Grace Suitor. Every small detail was looked after by you and your staff and because of this it made it such a peaceful and memorable day for our family. Thank you!”

Mrs. T. Bouvier September 04, 2012

“Thank You so much for all you do. It was easy to have you doing all the wonderful details with the amount that you cared for us Craig.”

Ms. K. Cooper July 25, 2012

“First, thank you for all your help with my aunt's funeral. You made the process much easier than the planning of other funerals that I've been involved in. So many folks had very nice things to say about the service. Her sister especially liked the casket; the flowers you ordered for us were beautiful; everyone enjoyed the dove release. If funerals can be classed as successful, I believe this one would join that list. Most of all, I really believe that my aunt would have approved and enjoyed it.”

Mrs. M. McConnell July 24, 2012

“Just a little note to say, "Thank You" for all your help with Auntie's memorial. Your professionalism is first class and you go out of your way to make everything just right. It was a beautiful afternoon and a wonderful way to pay tribute to Auntie Rose.”

Mrs. D. Giles July 07, 2012

“Thank you for all the help you gave me at this time and for your thoughtfulness. It was a pleasure to recieve your help.”

Mrs. Shirley Campbell March 15, 2012

“Losing a family member is never easy, but the compassionate, detail oriented service from Lyle Reeves Funerals Inc was outstanding and our family was comforted knowing no detail was too small to be overlooked. Craig Snodgrass provides, affordable service and was always available by phone, text, or e-mail, even making two trips to our rural Nanton location. He made a beautiful video tribute and video of the service we will forever cherish. We feel Lyle Reeves Funerals Inc is a welcome addition to Nanton and surrounding area.”

The Family of Eileene Read February 26, 2012

“"Thanks again for your help with Wally's final stage of his life. Praying God's blessing on you and the service you offer. Keep up the good work!"”

Mrs. Gayelle Geres October 28, 2011

“"Special thanks to Craig Snodgrass of Lyle Reeves Funerals for your leadership, guidance and attention to detail in planning this memorial tribute to our dear husband, father and grandfather, Alex." Posted in the High River Times.”

The Lacaille Family January 03, 2012

“Craig and staff; thank you for making what seemed like something so impossible to deal with, so much easier. Your organization and caring helpfulness are/was so appreciated. Thank you for answering all my questions, for showing interest in my mom's life and in mine. It is so clear that you treat your customers and their families with the upmost dignity. Thank you seems insufficient, but from the bottom of my heart - Thanks, Sarah”

Hutchinson July 27, 2020

“With all of our thanks to Craig & Alana for the expertise throughout the past few weeks. Thank you - The Toomey Family”

Toomey Family June 30, 2020

“Dear Alana; Words cannot express how truly grateful we are for all of your help in the organization and arrangement with regards to the cremation and funeral mass for Dr. Thomas Morrison. Your kind and caring spirit along with your exemplary communication skills (email, phone calls, texting) are amazing and so appreciated. You were thorough, flexible and offered choices to us, never making us feel the slightest bit of pressure. We are truly blessed in High River to have an independently owned and operated funeral home in Lyle Reeves! Kindest regards Rena Morrison & Family”

The Morrison Family August 23, 2017

“Thank you so much to you and Alana. That was a lovely service. I appreciate all that you and your team have done to make this a special day in memory of our mom. Katharine Roth”

McLean Family December 13, 2016

“I was very pleased with the service provided by the funeral director, Dean H. at Lyle Reeves - the fact that he had a story to tell about our family from the early 70's, was he sign I had asked my dad to send me... and the fact that Dean had documentation to add to the story was amazing.”

Anonymous November 07, 2016

“We received experienced guidance from the Lyle Reeves staff that allowed us to create a unique and memorable service for our loved one. The caring staff supported us throughout our planning and service. We trusted that the Lyle Reeves team knew there was only one chance to get it right and they did.”

Anonymous August 12, 2016

“Thank you to Lyle Reeves Funerals for keeping costs reasonable, for their gracious assistance at this difficult time, & for being responsive to any queries or requests directed their way. Much appreciated.”

Anonymous May 17, 2016

“Lyle Reeves provided us with excellent service that was very timely and professional and at a very reasonable cost. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services. Brenda Greig, Nanton, AB”

Ms. Brenda Greig February 08, 2016

“Our family was impressed with the professionalism of the staff, their attention to detail and their willingness to accommodate our wishes. Thank you so much.”

Anonymous January 26, 2016

“I should probably be doing this privately but then thought those that don't know, should know, what a valuable asset you are to our community. As you are aware, Mom just passed away but what I'm not sure people get is the amount of piece of mind you gave Mom by helping her make her own arrangements. This was huge for the family as sat with her, asked what she wanted then explained all the options. We left your office with piece of mind and the knowledge that things would be done as she wished. We buried her last Saturday and it was exactly as she had asked for things to be. Thanks for making that possible. :)”

Merridell Richardson November 12, 2015

“Thank you so much for your excellent services.”

Martha Fugard August 31, 2015

“Thanks for all your help with Mom's funeral. All the details were looked after, which helped us focus on our family, friends and of course Mom. Thanks Again, Blaine.”

Mr. Blaine Benson May 07, 2015

“Once again thank you for the professional service you provided for our family. I am amazed at how everything came together for Mom's funeral. Thank you, Heather”

Heather Colbow November 21, 2014

“Alana, It was a sincere pleasure to work with you also. Your team did a good job, despite what I know were some last minute challenges. Not only were you professional but you were all very personable. That's not an easy blend to develop. I know the family appreciated your help and generous concern. The work that you and your team did today made it a very good day for the family. Considering the circumstances, that's very positive.”

Mr. Doug Pippus March 04, 2014

“I lost my husband very suddenly at the age of 52, I had no clue what to do and because of our ages our planning was non-existent. Craig and Lyle Reeves Funerals were able to offer me all the assistance and support I needed during this time in a compassionate and professional manner. Craig wrote the perfect obit, designed the most beautiful video tribute and arranged a Celebration of Life for my husband that reminded me of the man I fell in love with and showed family and friends what I saw in him. Craig did this with a lot of disjointed information from me and was very patient with my questions and needs. I would highly recommend Lyle Reeves Funerals to anyone who wants to give their loved one the perfect goodbye!”

Mrs. A. Aune April 04, 2013

“The services provided by Lyle Reeves were outstanding and their staff are truly compassionate caring individuals. I have recommended Lyle Reeves to both friends and family and everyone has been very pleased with the professionalism demonstrated by this company.”

Mrs. V. Srigley December 18, 2012

“While this is always a difficult time for those involved in burial services, Craig and his staff made us feel all was taken care of which it was. He is most compassionate and caring and sensitive to our feelings, needs, and the situation. He always considered what we wished and offered suggestions which we appreciated. We are fortunate to have his services in our community and I would Highly recommend Lyle Reeves Funerals to care for you and your family during these difficult times..”

Mr. M. December 03, 2012

“From the first phone call to the last, our dealings with Lyle Reeves funerals were personal, honest and extremely helpful. We felt the burial of our Mom, Marjorie Hughes would be difficult to orchestrate as we are 4 siblings spread across the province, planning a funeral in High River. However, between e-mails and phone calls all inquiries, from the most major decisions, to the smallest were dealt with with great kindness and immediacy to our total satisfaction. I would not hesitate to recommend Lyle Reeves Funerals to anyone. We were not able to get to High River before the funeral and every detail was handled for us. The caterer was excellent, the musician very proficient, flower arrangements beautifully set out and our every need met. I had no idea there would be so many details in arranging a funeral but with the assistance of Craig, and his personal attention to our needs, it was a not an arduous task. We all felt the celebration of our Mom's life , as organized by Lyle Reeves Funerals, was handled in exactly the way she would have wanted. We felt the support given us at this difficult time was very professional and personal. You can't ask for anything more.”

The Family of Marjorie Hughes November 30, 2012

“Once again our family is grateful to Craig Snodgrass of Lyle Reeves Funerals for all his kindness and help with Dad's memorial service. Craig is so easy to work with and has things running so smoothly. He even delivered the flowers out to the farm after the service. Thanks Craig you're Great. A pleasure working with you again.”

Dianne Halbert October 20, 2012

“Thank you for the kindness, compassion and caring you have shown our family during this tragic and difficult time. Your availability and guidance were very much appreciated. Thank you sincerely again for all you have done for us.”

Fawcett Family October 01, 2012

“Craig, Thank You so Much for making my Dad's Funeral Service a Lovely Event for my Mom, my Family and all their friends. Special Thanks to you, for allowing me to participate in the preparations and special touches. This meant alot to me, as it was part of the whole journey that I was experiencing in my Dad's Farewell. You are Wonderful and am Glad to have had you provide such an Excellent Service! Thank You a Million Times!!”

Ms. A. Cox August 27, 2012

“There are not enough words to express my thanks to you. A First Class Act! Our deepest gratitude for your warmth and understanding. Thank you for a lovely service and a class act that Gordon would have been very pleased.”

Ms. R. Cooper July 25, 2012

“Just to say thank you and my appreciation for all the special care and compassion you showed for my husband. The service was wonderful, thank you so much.”

Mrs. A. Koss July 07, 2012

“I wanted to write and thank you once again for the wonderful service you put together for Harry. It was a great tribute to his life. Your professionalism and compassion helped us all through a tough time.”

Gord Fowler May 04, 2012

“My family and I want to thank you very much for the excellent service provided.”

Mrs. R. Cluett February 21, 2012

“"I just would like to Thank You for everything you did during the time of putting Grant's memorial together. You did a great job. I know Grant's family was impressed of your work. Thanks Again."”

Ms. Lisa Gillingham January 25, 2012

“"Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for the exemplary service provided by Craig Snodgrass of Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River." Posted in the High River Times.”

The Heimlick Family November 25, 2011

“"A special thanks to Craig Snodgrass at Lyle Reeves Funeral Home for taking care of all the arrangements for our friend. Your care and compassion was so greatly appreciated. As always Craig, you shine as a gentleman and as a person. Thank You." Posted in the High River Times”

Mr. Owen Moore January 06, 2012