Fonds F0355 - Memorial Society Association of Canada fonds

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Memorial Society Association of Canada fonds

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2.0 m of textual records

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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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The fonds documents the activities of the Memorial Society Association of Canada for the promotion of dignity and simplicity in funeral rites for the period 1969-1992. It includes constitution records, minutes of meetings, correspondence and other papers, printed material and financial records.

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The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Constitution and by-laws
Correspondence and papers
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Financial records

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The fonds comprises the following accessions:
No further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/05 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/30 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access restrictions.
2018-03-23 KCP: Added GMD.
2003/12/12 Ken Hernden. Updated accruals note and provenance access point to corporate name from personal name.

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