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NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE
The $20 membership fee has remained unchanged for decades. Due to increasing costs, the board at its August 2016 meeting approved an increase to $40, effective January 1, 2017. While this may seem to be a significant increase, our fee will still be lower than most memorial societies. To take advantage of the current fee of $20, purchase your membership before January 1, 2017.
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. A lifetime membership is only $20 and must be purchased while the individual is alive.(NOTE: Membership fee increases to $40 effective January 1, 2017.)
Not all Memorial Societies are alike...
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.
Did you know?
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.
Director / CCMS
- A lifetime membership is only $20 but must be purchased before death occurs.
- CCMS was started more than fifty years ago by a like-minded group of consumers who didn't want to pay the high cost for funerals.
- We have 30,000 living members in Calgary and surrounding southern Alberta?
- An average funeral in Alberta costs $7500 - $10,000.
- CCMS members can save more than $5000 on their funeral by using one of our plans.
- Our providers are locally-owned and operated funeral service providers.
- In Calgary and area we contract with McInnis & Holloway.
- Most members forget to update their records and give us their email address. Click here to submit yours.
- We listen to our members. Submit comments.
- Share your experience.
- Refer someone to CCMS
- We are a co-operative and we embrace the same guiding principles as co-ops around the world.
Our Service Providers
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...
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
Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society | Suite 204A, 223-12 Avenue S.W. |
Calgary, AB T2R 0G9
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