The Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society (CCMS) started more than half a century ago by individuals who didn't want to pay for high cost funeral services. Formed and run as a nonprofit organization, we arrange discounted services with locally owned funeral homes in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber and surrounding areas . Our members save anywhere from several hundred to several thousands of dollars on their funeral arrangements . Members can choose to prepay plans or wait until time of need.
DID YOU KNOW?
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. http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/m/site/
DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF A 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. 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
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.