CCMS Annual General Meeting 2016
Here are thepresentations mentioned at the AGM
Monday Feb 1st, End of Life Care in Canada
Palliative -care physician Dr Eric Wasylenko discusses the current situation in Canada on end of life care , including widely held misconceptions. First Mennonite Church, 2600 Richmond Road SW 7:00 PM Free.
Tuesday Feb 2nd, Chair of Christian Thought Lecture on Ethics and Physician Assisted Death. Dr Wasylenko talks about these issues at the Rozsa Centre 12 noon, U of C Scotia Bank Milling Centre. Free.
Blessing for CCMS Members
May the Lord bless you and keep you
May the light of His love guide your way
May His golden rays of winter days fill your soul
May His gentle evening breezes bring you peace
May His gift of family and friends fill your heart
May His gift of natural beauty bring you joy.
This is what we wish for you and your loved ones for 2016 and the future.
Congratulations to our re-elected directors, Sylvia Kasper and Liz Blackstock.
Special thank you to our presenter Monica Kilburn-Smith, (M.T.S., Grad. Dip. Dance Therapy, B.A. Fine Arts). Monica is a certified professional chaplain (Canadian Association of Spiritual Care). She is currently working as Spiritual Care Director/Chaplain for the Hospice of the Foothills.
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Why Plan Ahead?
People tend to avoid thinking about funerals until faced with death of a loved one. Think of it as just a natural part of planning for the future. It’s like naming guardians for your children or drawing up a will. Planning ahead can help relieve stress on your family and help save them money . We're here to help you save money when the time comes.
Our members can access substantially-discounted prices for funeral services. Perhaps the greatest benefit of joining the CCMS is the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have planned for this part of life’s journey and have relieved your family or executor of the need to make difficult and potentially expensive decisions at a very stressful time.
Dealing with a death
If you are faced with dealing with the death of a family member with a CCMS membership, please contact our service provider in your area.
You will receive immediately assistance with no added pressure to make additional purchases unless you choose to add additional services.
The funeral home representative will verify membership and share with you any instructions left by the member. Your next step will be to identify the appropriate plan. Learn more...
A shining light in the darkest hour...
December 7, 2015
This week a miracle occurred. A young man called CCMS. He explained to me that his wife's only sibling had died during her sleep the evening before. He had no idea of what to do or where to start. He and his wife have 3 children under the age of 7. As it is with many families, they were responsible for planning and paying for the wife's sisters' funeral. With shattered hearts and a small bank account, how were they going to plan and pay for a costly funeral and somehow provide a Christmas for their little boys?
Here is where the miracle occurs. The man learned that because a colleague of his wife's sister had purchased a membership for the sister in CCMS, the funeral costs would be much lower than expected. Meanwhile, some neighbours leaned about the predicament the family faced. They collected money, gift cards and toys for the family and delivered them just before Christmas.
As I drove home, I realized if only this one story could be shared, people would realize the importance of $20, and how a few act's of kindness saved a family's Christmas.
Caroline, CCMS Membership Manager
November 30, 2015