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.
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.
Keith F. Shortt B.Sc,DDS. (Age )
August 8, 1935 to May 6, 2018 Keith passed away gently on May 6, 2018 at Vancouver Hospital in the warm morning sun surrounded by […]
Catina Kotsalis (Age )
Catina Kotsalis, 79, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Vancouver, BC. The eldest of seven children, she […]
Charles William Kingston (Age )
April 23, 1932 – May 3, 2018 Following months of warm and compassionate care by the staff at Inglewood Care Center in West Vancouver, Charlie […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]