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KORU ~ DeathCare Redefined

KORU ~ DeathCare Redefined

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KORU…more than just cremation

KORU…more than just cremation

We specialize in Natural death and burial practices

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Cremation . Burial . Ceremony

Cremation . Burial . Ceremony

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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

Shop

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

Alvin Shemko 1923 ~ 2019

Alvin Shemko 1923 ~ 2019 (Age )

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Born on the farm in Rabbit Lake Saskatchewan to Mike and Polly (nee Haranga) Shemko, Al was the seventh child in a family of ten. Al lived a life […]

Anna Hendrika de Chavonnes

Anna Hendrika De Chavonnes (Age )

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Anna Hendrika de Chavonnes (nee Veltman) on May 24, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband Matt […]

Doreen Amezcua (née Petersen)

Doreen Amezcua (née Petersen) (Age )

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doreen Amezcua.  Born in Viby Denmark in 1947, Doreen lived every one of her 72 […]

Eileen Catherine Mattioli (née Deery)

Eileen Catherine Mattioli (née Deery) (Age )

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Eileen Catherine Mattioli (nee Deery) B.S.N., aged 34 years of Sarnia, Ontario passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family after an enduring battle with cancer […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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