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Cremation can be a simple and immediate way to care for someone, trusting that, in your own time, you’ll find a fitting way to say goodbye, remember and acknowledge the life lived. It can also be part of a series of sacred and meaningful rituals that create opportunities to mourn and celebrate the person who died, as well as honour the impact their death has on the lives of those left behind. 

At KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony our Essential Cremation Bundle includes everything needed for a simple cremation. This bundle can be added to and tweaked, as needed, to build something to suit one’s specific needs. There will be no sales pressure to add extras. 

Flame-based cremation is the only legal form of cremation for the deceased in British Columbia. The widely recognized alternative “green” cremation process, Aquamation or Alkaline Hydrolysis, while practiced in other jurisdictions in Canada and the USA, is not yet possible in BC. Click here to read more.

  • Cremation is one of two legal ways to care for the deceased in BC
  • 48 hours is the mandatory, legally required waiting period after death before a cremation can take place
  • 2-3 hours is usually duration of a cremation
  • The amount of ash after cremation is more dependent on bone density than body weight
  • 200 cubic inches / 3277 cubic cm is the average volume of cremated remains
  • 7-10 lbs / 3-4.5 kg is the average weight of cremated remains
  • In BC, the deceased must be cremated inside a rigid, combustible container
  • You can be present for the beginning of the cremation process just like witnessing the lowering of a casket into the ground
  • Memorial reefs are permanent underwater cemeteries for cremated remains and are available through Living Reef Memorial Canada 
  • Cremation allows you all the same opportunities as burial for ritual and ceremony
  • You can request to have the ashes solidified through Parting Stone’s proprietary process, providing you with a unique selection of “river rock” stones rather than loose ash remains
  • Scattering ashes in BC is not illegal. There are guidelines and local bylaws to adhere to, depending where your scatter (land or water).