[Sust-mar] clarification about the Memorial Society of NS
aq389 at chebucto.ns.ca
Sat Jan 5 14:44:14 EST 2008
My initial e-mail seems to have generated some confusion as to
exactly what a memorial society is. Memorial societies are not the
same thing as cooperative funeral homes. Memorial societies are not
businesses, they do not operate funeral homes.
Across Canada the memorial societies that have been formed over the
last 50 years, in all provinces west of NB, are not directly
involved in the funeral business. Rather, they advocate on behalf
of the funeral consumer.
The idea behind a memorial society is to allow consumers to plan
ahead (not necessarily pay ahead) and to have a meaningful funeral
that is appropriate to their circumstances and that they can also
Please have a look at the website for a more detailed explanation and
for links to memorial societies in other provinces (and in the US) as
well as resources.
Memorial Society of NS: http://tiny.cc/CGfA5
Thank you to all the people who have already written to me expressing
interest and support for this project.
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