“We help our members plan 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!

Events & News

Featured Article: The Role of a Death Doula within End-of-Life-Care

January 24, 2023

Featured Article: The Role of a Death Doula within End-of-Life-Care by Karen Hendrickson A death doula is a companion, advocate, and educator for an individual and their loved ones, supporting them through the journey and process of terminal illness and death. This support is holistic and compassionate and assists everyone to navigate both the practicalities and…

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Update Re Memorial Societies Closures

October 27, 2022

The Memorial Society of British Columbia (MSBC) was established in 1956, helping members access simple, affordable and dignified funerals for over 65 years. We learned recently of the closures of the People’s Memorial Society of BC and the Vancouver Island Memorial Society, effective November 1st, 2022. These two organizations are independent and separate from the…

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