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Plan Ahead

Planning ahead and getting organized can be for yourself or for someone dear to you. It can be empowering to understand the choices available about how you’ll  be cared for after your death and how you’ll be remembered, mourned and celebrated by those you leave behind.

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As you explore this concept, we invite you to consider:

It’s funny how we typically don’t plan ahead when it comes to our end-of-life care, rituals and ceremonies, also known as our funerals. During our lives, we plan for many situations including higher education, starting a family, vacations, big ticket purchases, weddings and retirement. We purchase insurance for situations that might happen like accidents, earthquakes, fire, floods, and theft. We save up.

Death, however, is a certainty, yet many of us fail to plan. Perhaps we neglect to plan in this realm because to do so means facing our own mortality. At KORU our day-to-day experience with families continually illustrates the practical and emotional benefits of planning ahead for one’s end of days.

Thoughtful end of life planning begins with reflecting on who you are and what matters to you.

The process of contemplating your mortality and taking pragmatic action can enrich your life now. For custom support and inspiring writing on this topic, we invite you to visit our friends at www. willowEoL.com.

If you plan ahead:

  • You can make rational and logical decisions when the situation isn’t as emotionally charged, saving your family the burden of  doing it at a time when they’re being faced with confronting the reality of your death.
  • You have the peace of mind of knowing that you’ve expressed your wishes and you trust they will be respected.
  • You have the time and energy to have thoughtful conversations with the important people in your life and also with experienced funeral professionals.
  • You save your family from the financial burden because you can select services and merchandise according to your wishes, spiritual beliefs and budget.
  • If you pay in advance now, you will not have pay for the inflated prices of the same services in the future.
  • You can either pay in advance through KORU or by using other financial tools.
  • We’re here to help. Contact us to plan ahead.
  • Record personal information required for registering a death with the BC Vital Statistics Agency. Click here to view the vital statistics form.
  • Make choices for how you will be cared for and remembered. How will your death be marked by the people in your life? Celebration of life, church service, memorial service, potluck dinner at a friends? Any specific requests re: music, readings or how you’d like to see the people in your life be engaged to create a meaningful event? Read more about Your Choices.
  • What will happen to your body? Burial, cremation, entombment, transfer to another city, body or organ donation? Read more
  • Make specific selections for products like a casket or cremation container, an urn, a burial or urn vault, and a monument, memorial marker or memorial bench. View KORU’s Caskets & Shrouds, Urns & Memorial Jewellery  to get a sense of your selection choices.
  • Arrange a payment plan
  • The services you plan ahead for do not have to be prepaid. However, the costs will be guaranteed not to increase if payment is made ahead of time. You can choose to pay in full or by monthly payments.
  • Pre-paid plans made with KORU will have the financial backing and strength of Assurant Life of Canada, Canada’s leading insurer of families for funding and coverage of funeral services.
  • We’re here to help. Contact us to plan ahead.
  • We’ll meet you in the comfort of your home, in our comfortable office, or in your favourite cafe, for a one hour free consultation. It will be your choice to continue working with KORU or not.
  •  KORU is a locally owned and operated, grass-roots funeral business with no commission sales staff. When you call our office for information you will be able to speak to a licensed, trained and compassionate funeral director.
  • Click here to go to learn more about KORU.  Click here to learn more about KORU’s owner and founder, Ms. Ngaio Davis and the KORU team.
  • We’re here to help. Contact us to discuss planning ahead.