TIME OF NEED ASSISTANCE
If you are dealing with the death of a member, please contact one of our service providers directly. What to do when a loved one dies.
Value-Added service for Albertans
The Cooperative Memorial Society (CMS) was formed more than half a century ago by individuals who didn't want to pay the high fees for traditional funeral services when all they wanted was a simple economical funeral. Formed and run as a non profit co-operative, we work with reputable service providers to provide discounted funeral plans for our members across central and southern Alberta . Members can save on average $2500 by choosing more simplified services depending on plan selected . Money can also be saved by prepaying plans to lock in the price.
Benefits of Membership
Our annual meeting is usually held on the third Saturday in January. This may change in 2024 in order to align with government filing requirements. The meeting may be moved to March or April.
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Book a presentation
We can provide in-person, online or telephone presentations to any group interested in learning more about our organization and the service we provide.
Dealing with the death of a Member
If you are faced with dealing with the death of a family member with a CMS membership, please contact one of our service providers in your area. You will receive immediate assistance with no pressure to make additional purchases. The funeral home representative will verify membership through our database and share with you any instructions left by the member. Your next step will be to identify the appropriate plan. Follow our step by step list...
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Meet our Board of Directors
The CMS board has 12 directors. We are an operational board governed by our bylaws and board policies and procedures.
Vacant Board Positions
The board is looking to fill two director positions.
In addition to the qualifications required under the Cooperatives Act of Alberta, directors must have a membership in the cooperative, be committed to the cooperative’s mission and strategic directions, be willing to commit the time required, assume responsibilities needed to manage the cooperative effectively and be open to learning.
An ideal candidate for board membership will have some experience in one of the following areas:
Board members are expected to:
Board Director Terms are for three (3) years to a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms.
How to apply
Interested candidates should contact Mark Farris, Chair of the Board Capacity Committee at email@example.com or (403) 554-4747.
Thank you for your interest.
This service was great for my dad. My mom didn't belong. We had the same kind of funeral for her which was basically just immediate family. Mom's funeral was $8,000 and dad's was $2,700. It was easy to plan. I called the funeral home. They picked up my dad's body from the nursing home and looked after the ministry and everything. We stored the ashes at the funeral home until we were ready for the family to meet. Thanks for the great service.
Come Volunteer with Us!
The board is accepting applications for three (3) board director positions for the upcoming 2023/24 year. We are also looking for people interested in sitting on one of our committees. Learn more.
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[In-Person] Calgary medical assistance in dying presentation
The Calgary Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is hosting an In Person Event:
When: June 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Kerby Unison Centre, 1133 7 Ave SW., Calgary
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the national DWDC office at email@example.com.
More information on MAID is available from CMS here.