We are passionate about Events. What that gathering looks like is different for every individual. It all starts with a conversation, with many questions and a lot of listening. We have relationships with fabulous venues, caterers, florists, artisans and musicians. We connect you with the ideal choices for you, based on number of guests, style and budget.
ANORA believes strongly in sustainable options and supporting local artisans whenever possible. This affects the offerings of caskets, urns, mementos, right down to our stationary supplier. Most of our caskets are made in Chilliwack, B.C. or Quebec. Our list of B.C. artisans who create urns and jewelry is currently at eight and growing. You won’t find plastic water bottles or disposable plates at our receptions, as we have invested in glasses, plates, tables and linens to make it easier and cost affective for you to choose to be green.
We recognise that trusting us with your loved one is a big deal. ANORA treats your loved one as if they were our own. We are honoured to care for yours with respect and kindness. For anyone who ever said “I wouldn’t be caught dead- fill in the blank”, we have your back. Whether it means colouring someone’s roots, ensuring the perfect lip colour or ensuring a special item accompanies the deceased, we take care of the fine details.
However, we also recognise that there are clients who want to care for their loved one themselves. We can assist you in taking on as much or as little as you’re comfortable with. Some families prefer for us to prepare their loved one and then return them for a homecoming prior to the honouring event, while others choose to keep their loved one at home and we take care of coordinating the rest of the details. We will help you find the right fit for your family.
ANORA is experienced with a variety of religious denominations and cultural traditions given the mosaic of community that we share. Our Funeral Directors are English speaking, however we are connected to Clergy of varying languages. We also offer language translations to accompany Clergy or Funeral Celebrants.
We understand that some clients have traditions and religious rites that are important. We can facilitate. We also recognise that there are clients with varying belief systems or secular lifestyle within a family. Life is complicated. Creating the ideal funeral or honouring event doesn’t have to be. We are dedicated to serving people the way they need to be served. ANORA honours tradition, yet advocates for change.
ANORA serves the Vancouver Lower Mainland. We meet you where it is most comfortable and convenient for you. This is usually your home, but can be our office in Coquitlam, BC or anywhere in between.
Our clients are not limited to a funeral chapel. We hold events at countless venues, such as community halls, churches, private clubs, restaurants, pubs, private residence or any place that has meaning for you and your family. We can help you choose the right venue, depending on region, number of guests, budget & personal preferences.
When safely in our care, your loved one is sheltered at licensed facilities in Port Coquitlam, BC. However, you do have the option of caring for them at your home. We can assist you with whichever decision is right for you.