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Ceremony ReImagined

Ceremony is whatever brings you closer to your essential self. 

Richard Wagamese

There is no one “right” way to honour and mourn for your one who has died through ceremony. You may find solace in a traditional funeral mass or a sorrowful graveside ritual that rekindles stories told to you by your grandmother. A heartfelt and even joyous celebration of life may resonate with you. You may be yearning for a thoughtful and unique ceremony that creates connection and meaning and supports you to be with the reality of death. You may need guidance in sifting through different ideas. Still, you may know precisely what you want but need assistance in making it happen. To read more about why ceremony is important, click here.

Whatever your culture, circumstance or challenge, we’re here to help you care for, remember, mourn and celebrate your family members and friends. We’re here to walk with you in experiencing the power of ceremony as well as in exploring the myriad emotions that invariably arise when someone dies: grief and guilt, love and loss, healing, grace and gratitude.

To learn how KORU works in collaboration to create outstanding ceremony, please read more at 

The Hummingbird Project and Virtual Tributes.

Photo by Debby Hudson

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  • Ceremonies can be led by a religious leader like a priest, rabbi, reverend, imam or minister.
  • Ceremonies can be created and led by you, your family friend, your Aunt or by a person trained as a Celebrant or Officiant; a professional ceremony maker. KORU has recommended several trusted and very talented Life Celebrants in our Resource section.
  • There are many words used to describe a “funeral service” but essentially they all represent the same thing, honouring the life of someone who died.
  • All funeral homes, regardless of who owns them, can organize a burial at any cemetery, regardless of who owns the cemetery. In other words, if your cemetery of choice owns and operates a funeral home, you are not obligated to use their funeral home.
  • Your ceremony, or service, may be one or a combination of these common names for different types of ceremony: funeral service, wake, visitation, viewing, memorial service, celebration of life, graveside service, living tribute.
  • Resurrected names for ceremonies in which family and friends are involved in a more hands-on way (like in the ‘olden days), are family-led funeral, DIY funeral, home funeral.
  • Celebrancy has been described as one of the fastest growing careers for people over 50. For more information, visit the Celebrant Institute & Foundation

OUR Pricing

Go to Our Packages where you will find our prices and packages straightforward, easy to understand and no hidden fees.

Go to Additional Services for an itemized list of other services we provide.


Go to Caskets to get a sense of which caskets or shroud would suite your needs, your tastes and your budget.

Urns & Cremation Jewellery

Go Urns and Jewellery to view our selections of vessels for ashes (cremated remains).

Please visit the FAQ section for more ceremony information



"I’m very happy I was able to find you online. I seriously feel like finding you was a blessing. Your services are extremely appreciated and helping me tremendously in this difficult time. Thank you so much Ngaio."
xo Carmen

“Thanks for making this last step less stressful. I found KORU Cremation online when searching Google for an urn. As many unfortunately figure out, the process of putting a loved one to rest is extremely emotional and stressful. I found a gorgeous marble urn at KORU Cremation, and they even went and brought in a desired colour for me the next day!"