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Preparation for Viewing
Do I have to use a funeral
Medical certification of death
The funeral director will ask you information that is required to complete the form such as: residency information, marital status, personal health care number, occupation, birth date and birth place, father and mother's names and birthplace.
Both forms are filed at the Division of Vital Statistics. A permit for disposition (burial or cremation) is then issued to the funeral director. You may wish at this time to bring clothing for the deceased to the funeral home
DID YOU KNOW?
The Memorial Park Cemetery is situated on 50 pristine hectares in the heart of Prince George. Current interment options include traditional burials for both full casket and cremated remains, We operate our mausoleum where the options of crypt for casket interment or a niche for cremains are available. Future burial options will include outdoor columbaria, ossuary and scattering gardens, a cremated remains only section, as well as an environmentally conscious green burial section. The City of Prince George operates the Memorial Park Cemetery located at 3300 Memorial Park Lane east of Highway 16 at Ferry Ave.
In the many years I have done crisis intervention work it has been my experience that the cost of the Funeral was the most often asked question when a family was dealing with the loss of a loved one. It is also the time when the family has the least coping mechanism in trying to deal with this major crisis in their lives.
It is my hope to help explain to you the various options you have in making funeral arrangements and maintain a full level of dignity that a family deserves.
options are by no means to minimize the excellent services and information
that is provided by your local funeral homes and its directors. They must
also be seen in the light of your Provincial and local Municipal
It will happen! Why not be prepared in making the end of life arrangements.
Planning your funeral is a way to say, “Farewell”.
It could be your most memorable gift to those you love.
The celebration of your life does not have to cost thousands of dollars.
The Memorial Society of BC has already negotiated lower costs for you!
That’s savings of up to 40% on cremation and services.
We’re here to assist you and your family before, during, and after.
We provide information, offer guidance, and even negotiate on your behalf.
Families need to say farewell and have that all important closure.
We help minimize your stress when dealing with the loss of a loved one.
All with just a simple call to 1-888-816-5902
What To Do at Time of Death
The first need is to take care of the body of the deceased person. MSBC and its Funeral Providers will help you with this seemingly difficult task. We recommend that you proceed as follows:
Contact MSBC at 1-888-816-5902 and provide the name of the deceased. Ask if an arrangement form is on file and is there a pre-paid plan. (this should be written on the arrangement form)
MSBC will provide you with the phone number of the nearest Funeral Provider and the current member cost for basic services.
Contact the Funeral Provider. Identify the deceased and state that he or she is a member of the Society. Describe your wishes and confirm the cost.
The Funeral Provider will ask where the deceased can be picked up for transport and will advise you of the next steps.
MSBC will contact the Funeral Provider and confirm that the deceased is a Society member, thereby assuring the low member cost for the services to be provided.
Sympathy Message Ideas & Quotes
There are many casket
options - each is very individual for grieving families, please look at the
various options carefully and talk it over with your extended family.
Private Businesses: Cemetery
Markers & Gravestones