“We help our members access funerals that are simple, dignified, and affordable”

“We help our members plan funerals that are simple, dignified, and affordable.”

“We help our members plan funerals that are simple, dignified, and affordable.”

Memorial Society of British Columbia

The Memorial Society of British Columbia® (MSBC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1956. We are a completely objective source of education and information regarding the planning of funeral services. We are not a funeral home.

Our dedicated board members are not associated in any way with an independent or corporate funeral home. Our independence offers to you, our members, clear and accurate information regarding the many decisions you need to make about your own death.

As a member of MSBC, you can plan your farewell with the confidence that you have involved the largest consumer advocacy group in B.C. protecting your interests when it is time to make funeral arrangements. Membership gives you both peace of mind and the assurance that your final wishes will be fulfilled. Importantly, membership helps reduce stress for your family at their time of need.


Become a Member

For a nominal, one-time fee, you will be entitled to a lifetime membership. Membership has many benefits which will help you and your family!

Be informed and empowered. Join MSBC today.


Upon a Death

The first and most important is to take care of your deceased family member.
We recommend that you proceed as follows:
Call MSBC at 1-888-816-5902


As a non-profit organization, we say thank you for your generous financial gift. Any amount donated goes a long way to maintain the Society’s good work and benefit member families for years to come!


Jewish End of Life Practices – by Rabbi Susan Shamash

July 7, 2023

We are delighted to kick off our series on diverse cultural beliefs and practices on death and dying with an article by Rabbi Susan Shamash. It is hoped this series of articles will help build understanding and inclusion of the many faith and cultural communities in BC. Jewish End of Life Practices – by Rabbi…

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News & Events

The 66th Annual General Meeting

December 6, 2022

The Memorial Society of British Columbia held its 66th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 5th, 2022. Thank you to the many members who joined us both in person and online through Zoom. A special note of thanks also to guest speaker Karen Hendrickson, Co-Founder of the Death Doula Network of BC, for her informative…

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