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.
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 (Age )
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 (Age )
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 (Age )
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
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