Seattle - Member owned Funeral Home updating its name

People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative will now be known as The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial

Since its creation in 2007, the People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative has been a full service, not-for-profit funeral home that serves the members of the People's Memorial Association (est. 1939) and the general public. The Cooperative provides simple, dignified, affordable funeral and cremation arrangements to residents of the Seattle and the King County area. Unfortunately, our name has always been a source of confusion.

Many people simply don't know or realize the difference between the membership group People's Memorial Association and the funeral home People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative, or even that there is a significant difference between the two businesses.

Since the Funeral Cooperative doesn't present itself in the manner of "traditional" funeral homes, our name must convey that it we are in fact a funeral home that provides the full range of funeral services.

Therefore, the People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative will now be known as The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial.

Many residents of Seattle belong to a co-op of one kind or another. We believe that "The Co-op Funeral Home" name better illustrates our one-of-a-kind business model, where being a member means having special access to and pricing on funeral services and products. But perhaps more importantly, it will be easier to remember, especially at an already difficult, emotional time. Furthermore, it will convey recognition and familiarity to anyone shopping for a funeral home for the first time.

Please visit our new website www.funerals.coop
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Tagged in: News from our network Posted by: Fédération des Coopératives Funéraires du Québec Date: June 27, 2014

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