Welcome to KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony

KORU provides simple and tailored cremation, burial and ceremony services so that you can mourn and celebrate your dead your way.

KORU strongly supports and encourages Natural (Green) Funeral practices, which are practices that allow for a funeral to take place free from the use of toxic or non-biodegradable materials/chemicals. To meet these standards KORU offers and provides:   

  • Eco-Friendly caskets and shrouds to enclose and transport the dead for burial and cremation ceremonies.
  • Essential Body Care of the Deceased with non-toxic, non-invasive practices (sanitation and temporary preservation using only non-toxic, biodegradable topical products – essential oils – and refrigeration).
  • Private and public viewings, home vigils, wakes, church funerals and graveside ceremonies when the deceased has been cared for naturally (as described above).

Here are KORU’s sample packages to help with your planning.

Please also review KORU’s Additional Services and Caskets prices for more information.

Prices effective as of May 2019.

Simple Cremation

Excluding applicable taxes
$ 1712
INCLUDED IN THE PLAN
    This option allows for KORU to be involved with providing the essential services and products to ensure cremation of the deceased while allowing families to plan their own ceremony services.
  • $ 545.00 Administration (Includes full in-person consultation services with authorized representative of the deceased and next of kin,  documentation and completion of all necessary paperwork, including gov’t required paperwork, registration of death, on-line obituary compilation and placement, and provision of gov’t forms.)
  • $ 240.00 Essential Care of Deceased (Includes refrigerated sheltering and other basic, non-toxic, non-invasive care of the deceased as requested.)
  • $ 375.00 Transfer of Deceased (Includes initial transportation needs from place of death into KORU’s care, then to crematorium.)
  • $ 200.00 Eco Friendly Cremation Tray (Natural wood (pine) bottom with a cardboard top. Other options available for purchase.)
  • $ 295.00 Cremation Fee (Includes cremation and cremation certificate.)
  • $ 30.00 CPBC Administrative Fee (Consumer Protection of BC) administrative fee.
  • $ 27.00 Death Certificate (Each original gov’t issued death certificate, $27)

Green Burial Graveside Ceremony

starting at
$2817
INCLUDED IN THE PLAN
    This option allows for KORU to be fully involved with providing all services and products to ensure the green and natural burial of the deceased. (Please note burial fees at cemetery are not included).
  • $ 545.00 Administration (Includes full in-person consultation services with authorized representative of the deceased and next of kin,  documentation and completion of all necessary paperwork, including gov’t required paperwork, registration of death, coordination with the cemetery, on-line obituary compilation and placement, and provision of gov’t forms.)
  • $ 240.00 Essential Care of Deceased (Includes refrigerated sheltering and other basic non-toxic, non-invasive care of the deceased as requested.)
  • $ 375.00 Transfer of Deceased (Includes initial transportation needs from place of death into KORU’s care.)
  • $ 350.00 Staffing for Graveside Ceremony (Includes experienced KORU personnel to attend, direct and assist throughout the graveside ceremony service.)
  • $ 525.00 Funeral Car and Equipment (Includes vehicle to cemetery and basic equipment and supplies for burial.)
  • $ 725.00 Bamboo Shroud and Willow Carrier (All natural bamboo fiber shroud with rental of the Willow Carrier.)
  • $ 30.00 CPBC Administrative Fee (Consumer Protection of BC administrative fee.)
  • $ 27.00 Death Certificate (Each original gov’t issued death certificate, $27.00)

Church and Graveside Ceremonies

starting at
$2672
INCLUDED IN THE PLAN
    This option allows for KORU to be fully involved with providing all services and products to ensure burial of the deceased and/or funeral service at church followed by cremation or burial. For Green Burial, choose from one of KORU’s eco-friendly caskets.  (Please note cremation and burial fees at cemetery are not included).
  • $ 975.00 Administration (Includes full in-person consultation services with authorized representative of the deceased and next of kin,  documentation and completion of all necessary paperwork, including gov’t required paperwork, registration of death, coordination of service details with church / clergy / cemetery, on-line obituary compilation and placement, and provision of gov’t forms.)
  • $ 240.00 Essential Care of Deceased (Includes refrigerated sheltering and other basic non-toxic, non-invasive care of the deceased as requested.)
  • $ 375.00 Transfer of Deceased (Includes initial transportation needs from place of death into KORU’s care.)
  • $ 500.00 Staffing for Services (Includes experienced KORU personnel to be present at the funeral or graveside to set-up as needed, greet guests, coordinate deliveries and attend to the family’s needs. We will remain throughout the ceremony and assist with clean-up at the end.)
  • $ 525.00 Funeral Car and Equipment (Includes vehicle to cemetery or crematorium and basic equipment and supplies for final disposition.)
  • $ 30.00 CPBC Administrative Fee (Consumer Protection of BC administrative fee.)
  • $ 27.00 Death Certificate (Each original gov’t issued death certificate, $27.00)

Custom Ceremony Event Services

starting at
$1795
INCLUDED IN THE PLAN

This is an exceptional and fully integrated stand-alone service for new and current KORU clients, designed to create and coordinate a personalized ceremony at a venue of your choosing.

  • $ 1295.00 Custom Ceremony Planning (Includes in-person consultation services to personalize your ceremony planning; all communications necessary with the rental venue, catering companies, florist, equipment rental supply services, print shops and any other third-person services.)
  • $ 500.00 Staffing for Ceremony Services (Includes experienced KORU personnel to be present on the ceremony day at least one hour prior to the service start time to set-up the venue as needed, greet guests, coordinate deliveries and attend to the family’s needs. We will remain throughout the ceremony and assist with clean-up at the end.)
  • Special Offer

  • $1200.00 Lisa Hartley Celebrant Services (When Lisa Hartley and KORU collaborate together, she will offer her unique talents at a reduced rate. Lisa’s work includes complete interviews with your family and friends and full ceremony design using ritual, ceremony writing, choreographing other speakers, written eulogy or editing of other family member’s eulogy and officiating at your ceremony.)
  • Personalized Event Planning Guide
  • $ 495.00 For DIY folks with initial guidance from experienced professional event planners. Includes 2 hour in-person consultation, full event report, checklist and follow-up planning guide for your ceremony.
  • Consider the following options:

  • $ 940.00 Catering Package ~ The Essentials (Includes refreshments for 50, assorted tea & croissant sandwiches, vegetable platter, seasonal fruit platter, assorted sweets, coffee & specialty tea.)
  • varies Celebrant or Clergy Honorarium
  • from $ 500.00 Ceremony Venue Rental
  • Other Merchandise:

  • starting at $ 100.00 Artisanal Urns
  • varies Flowers
  • $ 250.00 Stationary Package (Includes 100 custom designed memorial cards and guest book)