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KORU: DeathCare Redefined

KORU: DeathCare Redefined

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KORU: Specializing in Green Burial & Natural Death Practices

KORU: Specializing in Green Burial & Natural Death Practices

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KORU: Ceremony ReImagined

KORU: Ceremony ReImagined

We can help you create a personal and customized end of life ceremony

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KORU and COVID-19

KORU and COVID-19

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When Someone Dies

Honouring the circle of life. Whatever your culture, circumstance or challenge, we’re here to help you care for, remember, mourn and celebrate your family members and friends. We can take care of everything, we can coach you in your version of a DIY funeral and we can custom-create a hybrid version where we work together in a way that fits your needs and desires. Start with where you find yourself today.

Immediate Need

Immediate Need

Someone just died or you expect a death soon.

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Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead

You’re looking ahead and want to get organized.

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Shop

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Meaningful purchases to remember and honour: urns & keepsake jewellery.

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Your Choices

We encourage you to explore your hopes, your fears and your past experiences with death and funerals. We support you to be as actively involved as you wish to be. It’s our job to tailor our services to fit your needs and desires, not the other way around. We can take care of everything, we can coach you in your version of a DIY funeral and we can custom-create a hybrid version where we work together in a way that fits your needs and desires. We’re here to help.

Cremation

Cremation

Cremation is the “disposition of choice” for laying our dead to rest in the Metro Vancouver area.

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Burial

Burial

There is a renewed interest in burial as “final disposition” particularly green or natural burial.

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Ceremony

Ceremony

Thoughtful ceremonies create connection and meaning and support you to be with the reality of death.

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About KORU

DeathCare Redefined

KORU  is a locally owned and operated, grass-roots funeral business. We provide simple and tailored cremation, burial and ceremony services that help you care for, remember, mourn and celebrate your dead.

KORU is a leader, innovator and educator in what we see as a new age of death, dying and end-of-life care. We have a keen interest in raising awareness about local sustainably sourced and community minded products and practices.

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Honouring The Circle Of Life

You’ll find our prices and packages straightforward and easy to understand.

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Recent Obituaries

John Alexander Robert (“Sandy”) Tucker

John Alexander Robert (“Sandy”) Tucker (Age )

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Sandy to his many friends. Sandman to his many grandchildren. Sandy was born in Edmonton and moved to Vancouver at a young age, to a house on West 23rd, with parents Harry and Betty and sister Marg. S

Gary Leslie Ross

Gary Leslie Ross (Age )

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Gary Leslie Ross, aged 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Vancouver, BC on March 22, 2020. Gary is survived by his father Doug, his siblings Tori, Deb (Darryl), Mike (Bea), and Steve (Bev), nie

Werner Pettirsch

Werner Pettirsch (Age )

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WERNER PETTIRSCH August 27, 1938 – March 9, 2020 Werner Pettirsch passed away peacefully on the morning of March 9th, 2020 at the age of 81, after a brief battle with cancer. At the age of 20, W

Aaron Learmont

Aaron Learmont (Age )

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Aaron Learmont passed away in Vancouver on January 31, 2020 at the age of 37. Aaron was a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. He is survived by his wife Patricia, his mother Su

Latest Blog Post

John Cage’s Four thirty-three

John Cage’s Four Thirty-three

I enjoy my phone conversations with my stepdaughter. Let’s just call her Anna.*  She’s a musician in her early 20s and lives in another part of Canada. Anna is one of those wonderful people who doesn’t cringe or change the topic when I talk about things related to end-of-life,

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Hello there, fellow mortal!

Hello There, Fellow Mortal!

I’m Iris. A perfectly imperfect human. I’m pleased to meet you! Among other things, I’m a mother, a cohouser and an impresario of events that invite people to talk openly about death. I’m delighted to join KORU as a community engagement coordinator. Part of my role as a commu

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Cremation vs Burial

Cremation Vs Burial

The choice between whether to cremate or bury can be one of the biggest decisions that will be made when someone has died. This can be especially difficult if the deceased didn’t specify what they wanted for themselves. Ultimately, the decision comes down to what’s best for you and your

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