“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.”

“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 choices you need to make when death does come knocking.

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. Our staff are on your side.


Become a Member

For a nominal, one-time fee, you will be entitled to a lifetime membership. Membership has many benefits which will help inform 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 helps and goes a long way to maintain the society’s good work.. It will make a difference and member families will benefit for years to come!


All Ready to Go Kit

Being prepared and planned well in advance of the end of your life is a generous and responsible thing to do for your family and friends. Our twelve- tab binder kit will help you prepare well for all the details you need to consider when end of life comes calling. Purchase your kit TODAY!

Events & News

A Kind Testimonial from our AGM!

November 20, 2019

We had an outstanding AGM November 2nd and here is an email from a really satisfied member. Thanks for your permission to post your kind words Suzie! —–Original Message—– Sent: Monday, November 11, 2019 11:00 AM To: stephen.garrett@memsoc.org Subject: Thank you for AGM presentation on Nov. 2nd, 2019 Thank you for the excellent information provided…

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Speaking Engagements

Brock House Death Cafe

December 4, 2019

Just a short reminder that we will be holding our monthly Death Cafe on Monday December 16th, 2019 starting at 1:15 pm. I look forward to seeing you at Brock House!

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Helpful Hints for End of Life

A Year’s Worth of Tips

If you are planning a home death it is extremely important to have your family doctor sign an expect death in the home form. This form, A Notification of Expected Death in the Home, is completed by the patient’s physician and sent to the funeral home before the death. This form allows a Funeral Director…
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Please contact us with any questions or inquiries you may have.