KORU is a locally owned deathcare business led by women. Our desire to leave a lighter footprint on the earth in our personal lives, is evident in our professional work as we return to the fundamentals of deathcare and focus on eco-friendly practices and products to serve our community.
Who We Are
Nothing about Ngaio’s life, KORU’s Founder, Owner and Managing Director, has ever been “run-of-the-mill”. Born in Canada, Ngaio, was raised as a farm-girl in rural B.C. She became a redseal carpenter in her early 20s and, then, after many years of building and crafting in construction, Ngaio devoted herself to being of service helping people care for their dead.
Emily was born and raised in Kamloops BC, and feels fortunate to have been raised by loving parents and sisters who taught her that life’s meaning is found in empathy. In her twenties Emily had the opportunity to live throughout BC, England, and for two years in Germany. This journey through university, work, and life eventually brought her back to BC with a vision of becoming a funeral director.More About Us