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Brock House Death Cafe

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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A Kind Testimonial from our AGM!

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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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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A Year’s Worth of Tips – End of Life Matters

  It is important to plan your funeral arrangements ahead of time and have that plan on file where your family members can easily find it. Planning these arrangements when we are of clear mind and quiet emotions is an important ingredient to a graceful, affordable and dignified end of life.

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Death Cafe at Brock House

We are holding our regular monthly Death Cafe at Brock House Monday October 21st, 2019 starting at 1:15 pm, would love to see our regular friends and some new ones too. We will have a supply of our popular All Ready to Go Binder on hand for you to purchase! Warmly The MSBC Staff Team

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A Year’s Worth of Tips – End of Life Matters

  There is often confusion regarding the choice of casket for a loved one’s remains, and at a time when we are emotional immediately after the death it is even more challenging. So start planning early and visit a funeral home well before you need their services to choose the casket that suits your values,…

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63rd Annual General Meeting

We are pleased to let you know that our 63rd AGM is planned for November 2nd, 2019 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. We will be gathering at the Unitarian Church 949 West 49th Avenue in Vancouver. We will have the usual slate of motions; the call to order, adoption of agenda, Minutes of last AGM,…

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A Year’s Worth of Tips End of Life Matters

By provincial law, cremation cannot take place until 48 hours after death and therefore requests for immediate disposition can be somewhat misleading. When planning for the disposition of a loved one, know that cremation cannot take place until two full days after the death.  

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A Year’s Worth of Tips

    Is embalming required? No, embalming is not required by BC law. It is often suggested by funeral directors if there is a delay between the time of death and the disposition, and/or a viewing is requested. You the family members have the final choice to embalm or not though.    

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End-of-life Matters & Marketplace 2019

Do come and visit us at this wonderful event taking place Saturday September 21st, 2019 at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street in Downtown Vancouver. We will have a booth all set up for you to visit and we will be featuring our All Ready to Go Binder along with the other…

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