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.
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.
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.
David John Threlfall (Age )
David Threlfall was a father, grandfather, partner, friend, educator, counsellor, and friendly face to many as he always had an open door and a warm smile. Gifted with a passion for helping people, he
Tom Gigliotti (92) (Age )
Tom passed away on January 7, 2020 at Delta Hospital. He is predeceased by his beautiful wife and love of his life, Barbara, in November of 2018; his brother, Egidio; and his parents Paolina and Ferdi
Siobhan Maura Devlin (Age )
May 12, 1969 – December 28, 2019 SIOBHAN MAURA DEVLIN, aged 50, of Vancouver, passed away on December 28, 2019 after an enduring battle with cancer, with her adoring husband Greg Burnham at her
Jessica Emily Black (Age )
September 9, 2004 – December 5, 2019. It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jessica Emily Black, 15, of Burnaby, BC at BC Children's Hospital on December 5, 2019. Jes
Latest Blog Post
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,Read More
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 commuRead More
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 yourRead More