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

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

Kenneth (Ken) Grant Martin

Kenneth (Ken) Grant Martin (Age )

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July 9, 1948 – November 20, 2018 Ken died peacefully at home with his family by his side. Ken died as he lived; on his […]

Gerda Skalnik

Gerda Skalnik (Age )

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Gerda passed away peacefully on Thursday November 15th , at the age of 92 in Vancouver BC. She was born near Dusseldorf Germany just prior […]

Glenn Hunter

Glenn Hunter (Age )

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August 14, 1963- October 30, 2018 Glenn was a Renaissance man. He knew how to build things. He loved looking at the structures and phenomena […]

Samuel Aribawa Oka

Samuel Aribawa Oka (Age )

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Samuel Aribawa Oka (age 69), known by his family as Hoo Lan, died peacefully in the presence of his loved ones at Vancouver General Hospital […]

Latest News

FREE Departure Directions Warm-Up Workshop

KORU will be hosting Departure Directions Warm-Up Workshop. A free workshop facilitated by Reena Lazar and Michelle Pante of WILLOW on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6:30 pm […]

Are You Being Served Well?

Michelle Pante, co-founder of WILLOW:: Inspired End of Life Planning, recently wrote a short blog piece about “responsive funeral services”. I think it’s a fantastic […]

Death Cafe 2018 Metro Vancouver
10 January, 2018(0)Comments

Death Cafe 2018 Metro Vancouver

For those of you who are thinking, “Death what? Death Cafe? What is that? Why would anyone go?”. It’s a fair question and the simple […]