Welcome to KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony a division of Classic Cremation & Funeral Services Inc.
Classic Cremation Has Evolved to KORU

Classic Cremation Has Evolved to KORU

Just over two years ago I opened the doors of my locally owned and operated, grass-roots funeral business, Classic Cremation & Funeral Services.

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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

You want something to help you say goodbye and remember: urns, keepsake jewellry and more.

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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

Honouring the Circle of Life

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

Donald Edward Grayston

Donald Edward Grayston (Age )

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DONALD EDWARD GRAYSTON August 31, 1939 – October 23, 2017  Donald Edward Grayston was born in Vancouver, BC, in the Vancouver General Hospital. His mother […]

Malcolm Howard Barnes

Malcolm Howard Barnes (Age )

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Malcolm Howard Barnes October 19, 1943 Montreal – October 23, 2017 Vancouver So now my time has come and it’s my turn to say goodbye. […]

Mark Warren Jones

Mark Warren Jones (Age )

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January 27, 1951 – October 4, 2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mark (The Shark) Jones at the age […]

Dr. Patricia Rebbeck

Dr. Patricia Rebbeck (Age )

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Pat, 82, of Vancouver, passed away peacefully September 22, 2017 with her long time friend Stephany Grasset, Stephany’s daughter Antoinette Posehn and son Stephen Grasset by […]

Latest News

“Iron Hands” And The Cascadia Society

I recently learned about The Cascadia Society in North Vancouver. What an incredible community. I can’t do justice to writing about all that they do, but […]

Mentors Moving Mountains

Earlier this week KORU had the great privilege to serve the Grayston family in the funeral ceremonies for the late Donald E. Grayston. I have […]

“Death In The Family”

“Death in the Family. A personal look at the funeral industry and how a traditional family-run trade is being overtaken by big corporations.” “Dying is […]