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

“We Help You, our Members, Plan Funerals that are Simple, Dignified, Graceful, and Affordable.”

“We Help You, our Members, Plan Funerals that are Simple, Dignified, Graceful, 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

2022 Annual General Meeting Notice

October 4, 2022

The Board and Staff of the Memorial Society of BC hope that you and your loved ones are well and safe. This year we will be holding our 66th Annual General Meeting Saturday, November 5th, 2022 1:00 – 2:30 pm Sanctuary, Unitarian Church of Vancouver 949 West 49 th Ave, Vancouver With guest speaker Karen…

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Speaking Engagements

We’re available!

November 9, 2020

If you would like someone to come and speak to your group or participate in a panel, we are available to join your virtual event. Please contact us at assistant@memorialsocietybc.org for more information.

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Helpful Hints for End of Life

Where art and death meet – selecting an urn

This past week we’ve had a couple of conversations with members about where to keep the ashes of loved ones if they are not being scattered or kept in a columbarium or cremation niche. Many British Columbians choose basic no-frills cremation and the basic black plastic urn that comes along with it. But some families…
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Please contact us with any questions or inquiries you may have.