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.
Violet Wong 1923 ~ 2019 (Age )
Violet Wong (affectionately known as “Vi”) was born in Nanaimo, BC on December 27, 1923. She passed away peacefully July 8, 2019. She was predeceased by her brothers Wing, George and Richa
Paulina was born in Glasgow to Thomas and Selma Blyth in 1926 and died at her home in Vancouver, as were her wishes, on June 25, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Barnes and will be fon
Muriel Marks 1935 ~ 2019 (Age )
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a loving wife, Mother and Grandmother. Mom was born December 14, 1935, on a family farm near Lipton Saskatchewan, the youngest of 12 siblings. Mom spoke
John James Wintersgill (Age )
Jan 25th,1950 - June 14th 2019 John passed away peacefully at home with his partner Vero and his sister Debbie at his side and his beloved cats nearby. Despite his illness, John kept calm and carried
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