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About KORU

Who is KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony?

KORU is a locally owned, women led, green deathcare business that specializes in eco deathcare practices. Our desire to leave a lighter footprint on 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.  

We are responsive to the needs of our communities, providing simple and tailored cremation, burial and ceremony services in Metro Vancouver. We will help you care for, remember, mourn and celebrate your dead, your way. Plans can be made in person at our place of Practice in Vancouver, at a location of your choosing, by phone, video call or email.

We know and appreciate the value of hard work and have made deliberate choices to ensure that our pricing is fair and affordable without sacrificing your expectations and experience. 

KORU is not a conventional “funeral home” but rather a practice of holistic death care. Our facilities are contemporary and designed to encourage families to participate in the care of their dead.  

Ngaio and Rebecca, photo Jessica Jacobson of Woodsmoke Studio

Our Name

Ngaio, the founder of KORU is strongly rooted to both Canada and New Zealand. Her Maori ancestry, alongside her Canadian heritage, figures deeply in her personal foundation. 

KORU is the Maori word for a symbol that perfectly expresses the spirit and intentions of our organization. The words set in the image are definitions of the word KORU.

How is KORU Different

Women Run Local Business

We are sensitive to your family's needs and offer a tender and caring perspective.
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Family Led Care

We provide simple and tailored services with the family of the deceased in mind.
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We are always working hard, learning and educating about more sustainable death care services.
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Sustainability Practices

We focus on eco-friendly practices and products to serve our community.
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What We Do

How is KORU Making A Difference

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Trees Planted

We work with Tree Canada to help balance (offset what can’t be replaced) by planting 10 trees a month.


We have acquired and retired a combined 2 tonnes of CO2e – that goes towards offsetting general emissions from the Composting Facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia. 


Amount in kilograms of CO2 we have avoided emitting into the atmosphere by driving our electric car.