Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Our Staff's Commitment to You:

Staff members of Earth's Option Cremation & Burial Service are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.





Chris Benesch 
Owner, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
chris@earthsoption.com

Chris Benesch is the second of three generations of his family in funeral service. He trained under his father’s license in Barrhead, Alberta in 1986 and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 30 years.  Chris is currently a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and has held various leadership positions with Provincial regulatory bodies and Funeral Associations in both Alberta and British Columbia.  



Susan Benesch
Owner, Licensed Funeral Director
susan@earthsoption.com

Susan’s background as an estate and trust advisor dealing with the complexities of estate settlement and the family dynamics that executors often face has helped hone her skills as a funeral director. She has acted as a compassionate, expert third party for executors, and brings that same compassion and care to families dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Susan has been a licensed funeral director in Alberta and BC for 23 years.



Colin Benesch
Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
colin@earthsoption.com

Colin is the third of the three generations of his family in funeral service.  Colin joined the family funeral services business in 2016.  He will be apprenticing as a funeral director and embalmer and will complete his certification in the summer of 2018.