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Our Team

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Our employees are like family 

In this difficult time, let our family help yours. Learn more about who we are and what we do in the bios below. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. 

Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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Nolan and Abigail Adam

Nolan and Abigail Adam

Nolan has almost 20 years experience in the funeral business, starting as a young man, working in the funeral home owned by his father. Nolan is married to Abigail and they reside in Penticton with their two wonderful children Emma and Noah.


Brenda Hamilton

Brenda Hamilton

Funeral Director

Brenda is the manager of the Summerland Chapel. Brenda and Bob, her husband of 35 years, have two adult children Brett and his wife Ann, and Brie and her husband Adam. She is a committed and caring professional who is proud of her chosen career as a licensed funeral director.



Jessica Fulkerson

Jessica Fulkerson

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Jessica loves working at Providence because it is a very close team like a second family. She grew up in a military family and has been fortunate enough to have seen all of our beautiful country. She  has chosen to make the Okanagan home. It is a wonderful place for her children to flourish. She has been dedicated to the funeral profession for over 7 years. Jessica appreciates everyday that families trust her and share the stories of their loved ones and entrust the Providence team to take care of them.


Nico Altena

Nico Altena

Funeral Director

Nico has had the good fortune of working with teams in the funeral industry for over twenty years. Nico feels the funeral industry gives him the opportunity to serve the world, one family at a time.

Nico has been married to Joanne for over 40 years. They have three children and six grandchildren. Nico and Joanne are very involved with the Summerland Baptist Church, The Penticton Noontime Rotary Club, as well as other support roles in many communities in the Okanagan Valley.


Robert 'Bob' Carlton

Robert 'Bob' Carlton

Licensed Funeral Director

Bob has been a funeral professional for over a decade and has found it to be the most fulfilling work he has ever done. He is as passionate about his music as he is the families he serves and is known for his work singing at funerals and working with local bands such as Flashback. Bob and his wife Mar have called Penticton home for over 25 years. They have one adult son, David who is completing his PhD at Western in London, ON.


Bob Hodgson

Bob Hodgson

Licensed Funeral Director



Erin Paul

Erin Paul

Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer

Erin came into the funeral profession after a 10 year career as a licensed practical nurse, spending the last 5 years in that career working with mums and babes as a postpartum nurse. She is working towards obtaining her full license as a funeral director and embalmer while continuing to serve families to the best of her ability.


Janice Renker

Janice Renker

Office Administrator



Greg Linton

Greg Linton

Advanced Planning Advisor

Greg has been a part of the team since October, 2018 when he and his wife, Karen, moved to the Okanagan. Greg came to us from Edmonton where he worked as a Funeral Director for nine years. Prior to that Greg was a Pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance for sixteen years.


Greg and Karen have been married for 25 years, have two grown children; Erin and Megan; and the self-appointed ruler of the house, Bella. When he is not helping families here you can find Greg refereeing hockey, fishing, hiking, camping or otherwise enjoying life in the Okanagan.


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