Memorial Society Association of Canada.

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Memorial Society Association of Canada.

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The Memorial Society Association of Canada received its letters patent in 1971 although some of the chapters were established as early as 1957 (Edmonton). The purpose of the society was to promote the formation of non-profit memorial societies in Canada and to promote dignity and simplicity in funeral rites. Individuals joined local chapters which then subscribed to the national association. There were local chapters in most provinces. At its height in 1987 the Association had 200,000 paying members. It was disbanded in 1990, and dissolved in 1992.


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