Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Come early to visit the booths, ask questions, and meet our service provider, McInnis & Holloway. Stay for the business meeting to learn about our year and vote for new directors.
Guest speaker to be confirmed. Refreshments sponsored by Servus Credit Union & Calgary Co-op. Free parking on north side of Kerby Centre. No RSVP necessary
Free event - please forward this invitation to friends and family
New Member Profile Pages
New members can now sign up and pay for their membership in one smooth transaction.
Existing members were sent an invitation by email on October 25, 2018 to set up their new profile. The email address we used, is the email address you provided when you signed up. We have tried to carry forward as much detail as possible from your previous profile.
YOU'LL FIND OUR NEW MEMBER REGISTRY MUCH EASIER TO USE
In our new system you'll be able to easily update all your information making it simple for your family and our service providers when your funeral information is needed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PARTNER AND I USE THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS?
It is not recommended that people share email addresses to ensure the security of your personal information. However, we understand many couples still share an email address. In this case, we assign one member as the administrator for the family account (all people using the same email address). The administrator receives the emails, sets the password and can access the profiles of all members sharing the same email address.
I SHARE AN EMAIL ADDRESS. BUT I DON'T WANT MY FAMILY TO ACCESS MY MEMBERSHIP. WHAT DO I DO?
We recommend you get your own email address and add it to your profile. Your account will be accessible with only that email and associated password.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIDN'T GIVE YOU AN EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN I JOINED?
If you did not provide us with an email address, and you would like to access your record, please contact our Membership Manager and provide her with your email address here.
I JOINED BUT DIDN'T PAY FOR MY MEMBERSHIP DUE TO THE TRANSITION. AM I A MEMBER?
No person is a member until their payment has been made. We have made every effort to contact people who are in this situation. If this is you, please attempt to rejoin online. If you receive a notice that says you are already a member, it means your name is in the system and we have your email address on file, but your membership is marked cancelled until payment has cleared. Not sure? Please contact our membership manager here.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS WE EVOLVE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.
The Board of Directors
We make funeral planning simple and affordable by providing our members and their families with access to factual funeral information and exceptional funeral services priced below market cost.
Every CCMS member receives the type of funeral they want while reducing the hassel, burden and expense for their family.
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Value-Added service for Albertans
The Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society (CCMS) was formed more than half a century ago by individuals who didn't want to pay the exorbitant fees for funeral services. Formed and run as a non profit co-operative, we arrange discounted funeral plans for our members in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Strathmore, High River, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber and surrounding areas . Members can save on average $2500-$5000 on their funeral arrangements depending on plan selected . Plans can be prepaid to lock in the price or can be paid at time of need. Our service providers must be locally-owned and operated.
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.
Benefits of Membership
Your membership also helps other work we do:
Our Providers and plans
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.
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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 immediate 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. Follow our step by step list...
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