DID YOU KNOW?
Note: It has been brought to our attention that a banner appears across the top of the pages under Plans that reads "Serving members in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Taber, Alberta. Lifetime membership $20." The line does not appear in our website editor and therefore we cannot change it at this time. We are working with Weebly to correct the issue. The correct price should read $40. Prices were increased January 1st 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please note we sometimes receive calls from people thinking the Memorial Society of Alberta is the same as the Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society (CCMS). CCMS is owned by its members. We only contract with locally-owned and operated service providers.
While the Memorial Society of Alberta is a legitimately registered society, it is owned by Dignity Memorial. Dignity is a large network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers with thousands of funeral homes across Canada. The parent company of Dignity is Service Corporation International, an American provider of funeral goods and services as well as cemetery property and services. It is headquartered in Neartown, Houston, Texas. SCI operates more than 1500 funeral homes and 400 cemeteries in 43 states, eight Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico. Read this concerning article on SCI by Bloomberg.
Memorial Societies such as ours started more than half a century ago by individuals who didn't want to pay for high cost funeral services. Today, Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society (CCMS) members can access substantially-discounted plans for funeral services in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber and surrounding areas.
CBC teamed up with the Toronto Star to uncover pushy upselling and huge markups at Arbor Memorial, Canada's largest funeral home chain. Follow the hidden cameras into six funeral homes to see what the sales pitch looks like when you're dealing with the death of a loved one.
DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF A CCMS MEMBER?
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 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...
OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
Chapel of the Bells - Centre Street N. Calgary
Deerfoot South, Calgary
Eastside - Memorial Drive NE Calgary
Fish Creek - Bannister Rd. Calgary
Park Memorial, Elbow Dr. Calgary
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, Crematorium and Reception Centre
Southland Funeral Chapel