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KORU: DeathCare Redefined

KORU: DeathCare Redefined

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KORU: Specializing in Green Burial & Natural Death Practices

KORU: Specializing in Green Burial & Natural Death Practices

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KORU: Ceremony ReImagined

KORU: Ceremony ReImagined

We can help you create a personal and customized end of life ceremony

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KORU and COVID-19

KORU and COVID-19

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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

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Meaningful purchases to remember and honour: urns & keepsake jewellery.

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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

DeathCare Redefined

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

Doreen Doyle née Schell

Doreen Doyle Née Schell (Age )

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Doreen Schell was born in Estevan Saskatchewan on June 24, 1929. She was the fifth of six children, growing up on a large wheat farm in southeast Saskatchewan. At a very young age Doreen showed her na

Yumi Nakatani-White

Yumi Nakatani-White (Age )

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Yumi loved to laugh. She was a special person who brought a positive light to everyone in her life. In 1992, Yumi met Greg while visiting from Japan – her Vancouver vacation turned out to be the

Nicholas John O’Connor

Nicholas John O’Connor (Age )

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We are heartbroken by the sudden death of our son, Nicholas John O'Connor at home on May 6th, 2020 in Vancouver, BC. He will be forever cherished by his Mom, Patricia, "Pops" Damian, his partner and l

Karen Teresa Akagi

Karen Teresa Akagi (Age )

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On May 3, 2020, Karen Teresa Akagi passed away at home at the age of 58. Karen was born and raised in Cranbrook, BC and had a long career as an accountant in Vancouver. Karen’s natural curiosity

Latest Blog Post

Embracing Reality

Embracing Reality

  "I can bring you to the door, but you have to walk through." Jean-Paul Vadnais Today we’re lucky enough to be able to quietly ignore most aspects of death — or at least, we have the option to. But is it better that way? It wasn’t long ago that we couldn’t ignore death.

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