Inventory of the
Memorial Society Association of Canada fonds

Inventory #F0355

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0355
Title:Memorial Society Association of Canada fonds
Extent:2.0 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
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.
Scope and Content:

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.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Constitution and by-laws
Correspondence and papers
Printed material
Financial records
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000355.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1987-006, 1988-023, 1989-002, 1989-038, 1991-018, 1992-033, 1993-005. No further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Memorial Society Association of Canada.

Date of creation: 2002/04/05
Date of last revision: 2003/12/12
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