Bereavement Day May 27, 2018

BCBH is hosting a Service of Remembrance on Bereavement Day, Sunday, May 27 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. The service includes the planting of Memory Seed Hearts and a dove release.

Location: Mountain View Cemetery at 5455 Fraser St., Vancouver
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Time: Ceremony starts at 1:00pm


Memory Seed Hearts

Small heart-shaped seed packets that will grow flowers. Available free at the ceremony.


Dove Release

Create a memorable experience with the dove release in memory of your loved one.

  • Doves must be ordered at the time of registration for the ceremony
  • Suggested donation for the dove is $30.00 each

Please call BCBH at 604-738-9950 to register for the event and order a dove for release. Payment can be made by cheque or credit card.


Bereavement Day

As of March 23, 2011, the Order in Council of the Province of British Columbia has proclaimed the 3rd Sunday of every May as Bereavement Day in BC. We acknowledge and support those in grief and recognize that with public awareness, compassion and education, a person’s ability to adjust to their loss is improved. We hope to one day ensure that “Bereavement Support is an Essential Service.” We invite you to join us in commemorating this day for yourself or someone you know who is grieving.


Photos from Bereavement Day 2017

Bereavement Day 2017 was hosted on Sunday, May 21st at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. Members of the community were invited for a Service of Remembrance that involved planting Memory Seeds and a Dove Release in honour of their loved ones. Thank you to everyone who participated.