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From time to time, KORU is asked to share our thoughts and observations on death and dying, trends and traditions in deathcare and our approach to assisting people when death happens or is expected.

Ngaio Davis

Founder of KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony

20+ Years Industry Experience

Co-Chair of the AquamationBC Coalition

Emily Bootle

Sister Partner

Over 5 Years Industry Experience

Vice President of the
Green Burial Society of Canada

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January 11, 2021, CBC News article by Yvette Brend, featuring Ngaio Davis

“Coroners service confirms first use of refrigerated morgue truck in B.C. to manage overflow of dead”

October 14, 2020, Robin Erickson of CJSF Radio Station’s interviews Ngaio Davis in the program “IntraVenus.”

“Triple Threat: Feminist, Fifty-ish & Fabulous: Episode 16.”

February 23, 2019, Vancouver Sun article featuring Ngaio Davis and Lisa Hartley

“Death wishes: How can we deal with death better?” 

October 12, 2017, Al Jazeera documentary about how the traditional, family-run funeral trade is being overtaken by big corporations.

“Death in the Family” 

July 9, 2016, CBC News article by Bridgette Watson

“DIY funerals: How to do it ‘rite’ at home”

July 8, 2016, CBC Radio One live call-in show with Ngaio Davis (starting at 22:45)

CBC’s, “B.C. Almanac” and DIY Funerals

July 4 – July 8, 2016, CBC Radio One daily series about DYI Funeral (Ngaio’s contribution starts at 01:08)

“On the Coast” DIY Funeral series

July 4, 2016, CBC Vancouver News (Ngaio’s interview starting at 35:08)

CBC Vancouver News with Andrew Chang interviewing Ngaio Davis

September 23, 2015 radio interview on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5, Death Matters Live show is unfortunately no longer available.

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