As a member, you'll have access to funeral plans at locally-owned funeral homes that cost significantly less than what non-members pay. In addition, members can register their funeral preferences making it easier for their families when the time comes to make arrangements. This is one insurance you will use someday.
Inevitably, death comes to all of us and, with it, comes the need to arrange for funeral services. Over time, the cost of these services has increased greatly. Is there a way in which you can plan and record your wishes in advance, as well as obtaining a dignified funeral at a reasonable price? By joining the Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society, that opportunity can be yours for only $20 for a lifetime.
As a member of CCMS, you can plan your farewell with the confidence that you have the largest consumer group in Alberta protecting your interests - and the interests of your loved ones when it's time to make funeral arrangements.
Visit us at the KERBY EXPO - 2014 Wednesday, Sept. 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, Sept. 11, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 1133-7th Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 1B2
Congratulations to our Membership Manager, Caroline Hart who recently obtained her Elder Planning Counsellor designation
The “Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies” (CIEPS) course was established as a standard of service to seniors for all professionals and business people in providing seniors with high quality services and products that best suit their lives and circumstances. The “Elder Planning Counselor” (EPC) designation will immediately help seniors identify the business people and professionals who have a special interest and proficiency in dealing with them and their needs.
The Elder Planning Counselor educational program has been designed by Canadians for Canadian Professionals. For further information visit www.elderplanningcounselor.com.
Congratulations Caroline, from the CCMS Board of Directors.
What to do when a member dies
The first step in the process is to contact one of our contracted funeral homes. It is important to ensure the funeral home is aware the deceased is a CCMS member in order to receive the discounted prices and proper plan. The funeral home will assist you in finding the members' CCMS information, registering the death, obtaining a burial permit and facilitating the funeral arrangements for you.
The funeral home will arrange to obtain the Medical Certificate of Death from the Physician or Medical Examiner.
Once these two documents have been submitted to Vital Statistics, you may order a Death Certificate, a certified copy of the Registration of Death or the Medical Certificate of Death through a Registry Agent if you are eligible.