About Turtleford

The Turtleford Credit Union Limited was officially open for business on June 6, 1972. 48 years later, (Dec 31, 2020) total assets are $90,854,046 with a membership base of 2112.

Turtleford Credit Union Limited is a member owned, community-based organization dedicated to the co-operative philosophy which provides a wide range of quality, personal, financial services to fulfill the needs of the members and the community.

Working closely with Board of Directors and a team of dedicated and professional employees at the Turtleford Credit Union, we have strived to maintain an autonomous Credit Union.  We provide quality customer service and banking services at a reasonable cost.

Board of Directors

Robert Mitchell (President)

Conor Johnson (Vice President)

Robert Bannerman

Rob Blais

Glen Bloom

Neil Gervais

Larry Macnab

Terry Maess

Bruce Meikle

General Manager

Ian Heggstrom – General Manager 

Ian was born and raised in Turtleford. After graduating from high school, Ian obtained his Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Marketing through the University of Saskatchewan. Ian then returned and began his career with the Turtleford Credit Union, starting as a Member Service Representative, then Loans Clerk, Loans Officer and lastly a Loans Manager prior to his new position as General Manager. Ian has long enjoyed working in, and with, the community that has been such a large part of his life, and he and his family look forward to many more years in Turtleford.


Holly Matias – Office Manager

Travel should be my middle name as this new Team member to Turtleford Credit Union comes from Marwayne, Alberta. I come to you with 22 years of experience in the Credit Union System.

Coming from Williams Lake and District Credit Union to Synergy Credit Union and
now to you. May the learnings along the way lead to great things for Turtleford. I
have been married for a long time to my husband who currently works at Home
Hardware in Lloydminster, and together we have 4 children who keep us busy
with activities galore. We are actively involved in non-profit organizations we
proudly support and work hard to ensure that community is as important as

I have had the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Credit Union and feel that this interaction and learning will be key in working with members.

Kerry Domes – Accounting Administrative

Kerry began her career with the Turtleford Credit Union serving members as a Member Service Representative in 2006. Kerry always strives to meet the needs of the members. She moved to an administrative role within the Credit Union in April 2015. Although, she does miss the direct interaction with the members, she enjoys her position and continues to bring success to the office in this role. Kerry lives on an acreage with her family north of Turtleford and is proud to be from small town Saskatchewan. She is very active in the community and volunteers her time with various fundraisers and non-profit charities. Community is very important to her.

Katelynn Bannerman – ​Investment Relationship Officer

​Katelynn has worked at the Turtleford Credit Union since October of 2013 as a Member Service Representative. In July of 2019 she took on the position of Investment Relationship Officer and also looks after the Marketing for the Credit Union. Katelynn  is enjoying learning a new roll, looks forward to helping all members with their investment needs and connecting with the members. Katelynn and her husband live on a Ranch near Livelong where they raise Cattle and Grain Farm.  Katelynn has been an excellent ambassador for the Credit Union volunteering in Turtleford and surrounding areas at a number of school and community functions.


Julie Brendle – Loans Manager

Julie started her career with Turtleford Credit Union in 2003 and has worked her way up to the position she currently enjoys as a Loans Manager. She now primarily administers commercial and agriculture lending as well as provides supervision to our lending team. Julie has built a level of trust and respect from members with her loan knowledge, dedication and attention to details. She works diligently to earn her member’s confidence and trust.When not in the office Julie enjoys spending time with her 3 children, their property at Brightsand Lake and Travelling.

Melanie Locke – Loans Officer

Melanie started her career with Turtleford Credit Union in September of 2017 and prior to this she specialized in Commercial and Agricultural lending with other Financial Institutions.  Being born and raised in Turtleford, Mel is familiar with the local area and surrounding communities.  Mel can help with you with your commercial, agricultural and/or consumer lending requests.  She is confident that with her years of experience, she will strive to succeed in achieving your lending needs.

Denise Jalbert – Loans Officer

Whether it is purchasing a new car, requesting financing for a vacation package or consolidating debt, Denise is eager to assist you with your financial needs. Denise began her career with the Turtleford Credit Union in September, 2010 as a Loans Officer. Her priority is assisting members with Consumer Lending. Denise is also one of our two Notary’s in branch.

Judy Sheeler – Loan Clerk

Judy’s career started with the Turtleford Credit Union in 2004 and with various changes she presently is a Loans Clerk. Her role in the lending department is to review and input loan documentation, register security and assist the loans officers in the processing of loan applications. Judy currently holds a Commissioner of Oath Certification.

Member Service Representatives

Netanis (Tanis) Tarr – Senior Member Service Representative

Tanis started her career with the Turtleford Credit Union in February 2010 as a Member Service Representative. In her role as Member Service Representative, Tanis recognizes the need to assist members and potential members by identifying their financial requirements and offers solutions to make their financial lives easier. Tanis is very comfortable in assisting members with Memberdirect Banking, card services and other financial services.

Rochelle Halliday – Member Service Representative 
Rochelle began at the Turtleford Credit Union in July 2019.  She comes from an extensive Administrative background after graduating from the Executive Administration program in Saskatoon in 2009. After many years working for the City of Saskatoon and Government of Saskatchewan, she and her husband decided to move to the Turtle Lake area in 2018 to be closer to family, and to continue enjoying the outdoor activities they love, as well as train and ride their horses that they both grew up doing.

Shelley Lavoie – Member Service Representative   
Shelley joined Turtleford Credit Union in September 2019, having just moved to the community with her husband.  She brings with her a wealth of ten years’ experience in the Credit Union system, and looks forward to meeting and getting to know the members here, and helping them with their financial needs. 

Amanda Leachman – Member Service Representative

Amanda started at Turtleford Credit Union in February 2021 as a Casual Member Service Representative. She come to our Credit Union with 11 years of previous Credit Union experience. She specializing in Personal, Corporate and Agricultural Estate Planning. Her and her family live on an acreage in the Eldon Area.

Shay Anderson – Member Service Representative

Shay joined the Turtleford Credit Union in May 2021. Shay has a background in Human Services and has extensive experience working with people in a professional manner. She can’t wait to get to know and provide service to the community members through working as Member Service Representative.

Madison Crapley - Member Service Representative

Hi, I’m Maddie! I started at the Turtleford Credit Union at the beginning of July 2021, as a part time MSR. I moved to Turtleford from Delisle, Sk just over a year ago to start my life with my boyfriend and fur babies. During my time away from the Credit Union you may find me at Highlights, as I am also a certified hairstylist. In my spare time, I enjoy being at the lake or spending time with friends and family.