THE KING’S DAUGHTERS AND SONS
ONTARIO BRANCH OF THE KING’S DAUGHTERS AND SONS
The Informed Consumer’s Guide to Wills and Funeral Planning
Beverlee McIntosh, MSW. Vice president, Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa.
Tuesday September 27, 2016
Talk will start 7 PM
KDS community room
Funeral costs in Ontario are amongst the highest in North America. People seeking funeral services are often not aware that sales representatives are paid on commission; families may be vulnerable to upselling and a lack of transparency in pricing.
A not-for-profit consumer co-operative funeral home in Ottawa operates on a model using community resources and provides a range of options for traditional or simple funerals and memorial services. Our values are grounded in social justice.
This presentation will review the essential decisions around funeral planning. ‘Frills’ can be costly additions and as a consumer you need to know what to request or decline when making funeral arrangements that reflects your families preferences and finances. To help us plan for refreshments please RSVP to Joan Fulthorp Jubb at 613-230-5993 or Jacqueline Jackie Maurais email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 International IOKDS Convention held in Charleston South Carolina
The King’s Daughters and Sons – Who we are
The King’s Daughters and Sons is a group of Christian men, women and children brought together by a desire to serve others. We come from all Christian denominations and we celebrate our ecumenical approach to service. As an organization, The King’s Daughters and Sons doesn’t hold to a specific theology. Instead, we work together respecting differences while enjoying our commonalities.
Founded back in 1886, The King’s Daughters and Sons has entered its third century of service to the community and is looking towards a banner year in 2014 when the organization celebrates its 125th anniversary of contributions to the community.
Today there are more than 228 Circles across North America in 20 Branches, providing support ministries for the aging, the handicapped and the underprivileged through homes, hospitals, youth camps and day care centres.
The source of our inspiration continues to be our faith, and we take comfort in the contributions we make In His Name.
Dear members of the Ontario Branch
Wow, the excitement I carry back about the IOKDS international convention is the role Canadians will be playing at the international level!
First, Christine Dawson is the first vice president, mandated to help the new president Carole Babel and in line to be the next president!
Doreen Murthy was elected Director of Around the World and appointed to oversee the houses during the season is Walter Davidson. And surprise the rep for LMCC, chosen by her peers is Phoebe McLelland and the rep for Branch President, chosen by my peers, is myself. I like to think that though, Ontario Branch is in the middle of the 20 Branches, that is ranking by number of members, we are well respected by others. The next convention will be held in South Carolina, one of my favourite places in the States in 2016.
The membership fee has been raised to 30 American, which we translate to 35 Canadian.
Vince did a great 4 years as editor of The Silver Cross and and is now a LMCC!
Ontario Branch President