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Welcome to KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony

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PLEASE NOTE: CHANGES TO SOME SERVICES MAY APPLY DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

 

KORU provides direct 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, Natural 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 July 2020.

Direct Cremation

For people who need essential services from KORU
$ 1817
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, giving space for families to plan their own ceremony services.
  • $ 545.00 Administration (Includes in-person or virtual consultation with the authorized representative of the deceased and / or next of kin,  documentation, 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.)
  • $ 340.00 Essential Care of Deceased (Includes refrigerated sheltering (for one week, $50 / additional week) and basic, non-toxic, non-invasive, natural body-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 (Solid Pine bottom with a cardboard top. Other options available for purchase.)
  • $ 300.00 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

starting at
$2622
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 in-person or virtual consultation with the authorized representative of the deceased and / or next of kin,  documentation, 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.) Graveside Ceremony coordination is an additional $430.00
  • $ 340.00 Essential Care of Deceased (Includes refrigerated sheltering (for one week, $50 / additional week) and basic non-toxic, non-invasive, natural body-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.)
  • $ 375.00 Service Vehicle (Includes vehicle to cemetery and basic equipment and supplies for burial.)
  • $580.00 Bamboo Shroud  (All natural bamboo fibre shroud with back board.  Rental of the Willow Carrier is optional for an additional $175.00.)
  • $ 30.00 CPBC Administrative Fee (Consumer Protection of BC administrative fee.)
  • $ 27.00 Death Certificate (Each original gov’t issued death certificate, $27.00)

Classic Ceremonies

For traditional viewing, chapel and church services
$2887
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 in-person or virtual consultation with the authorized representative of the deceased and /or next of kin,  documentation, 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.)
  • $ 455.00 Personal Body Care (Includes refrigerated sheltering (for one week, $50 / additional week), non-invasive, natural body-care of the deceased, bathing and dressing.) (Embalming = $540.)
  • $ 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 staff to attend, direct and manage the viewing, chapel or graveside service as needed. Including, supervision of the deceased in their casket, 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 service venue, 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
$495
INFORMATION BELOW

Personalized Event Planning Guide   $495.00

  • For DIY folks with initial guidance from experienced professional event planners. Includes 2 hour in-person or virtual consultation, full event report, checklist and follow-up planning guide for your ceremony.
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    Custom Ceremony Planning   $1295.00.

  • 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. Includes in-person or virtual 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.
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    Staffing for Ceremony Services   $500.00

  • 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.)
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    Special Offer Celebrant Services   $900.00 ~ $1400.00

  • When Lisa Hartley of Simply Ceremony and KORU collaborate together through The Hummingbird Project (THP), Lisa will offer her unique talents at a reduced rate. Her 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.
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    Virtual Tribute Services   $1995

  • This inclusive package allows for up to 2 hours of personal consultation with KORU’s experienced ceremony planners and 1 hour meeting with the technical manager to plan your unique virtual tribute ceremony along with full technical support and media management during the tribute service. Prior to the tribute service you will receive step by step checklists and templates, access to collaborative servers to upload pictures & video files, preparation of a slideshow with up to 30 photos accompanied by music and a one hour technical rehearsal with family and speakers. You will also receive a recorded video after the service as a keepsake.
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    SKY Helicopters Wilderness Ash Scattering Services from $2950 (5% discount for KORU clients)

  • This quintessential BC offering by SKY Helicopters invites you to honour your loved one’s passion for the outdoors in the most memorable way. “Fly a party of 5 people over the mountains to see waterfalls, pristine alpine lakes and old growth forests, before landing on a remote backcountry island on a glacier fed river surrounded by the towering peaks of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains.”
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    KORU Can Also Help With:

  • $ varies Catering, Celebrant Services, Church rentals, Secular Ceremony Venue rentals, Floral Arrangements
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    Other Merchandise:

  • starting at $ 100.00 Artisanal, Biodegradable and Traditional Urns
  • 595.00 Estate Document Services
  • from $600.00 Living Reef Memorials
  • from $95.00 Memorial Jewelry
  • $ 250.00 Stationary Package (Includes 100 custom designed memorial cards and guest book)