To the editor;
A group of people met on Thursday, Nov. 14, and wrote letters to the regional coroner, Larry Marzinzik (103 – 1420 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 2E6), expressing our concerns about the addition of the North Thompson to the Kamloops contract area for body removal service.
We copied our letters to the following people:
• Lisa Lapointe, Chief Coroner
Metrotower II Suite 800 – 4720 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C., V5H 4N2
• Dr. Terry Lake, MLA
Kamloops-North Thompson Office
618 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, B.C.,
• British Columbia Funeral Association
Suite 211, 2187 Oak Bay Ave.
Victoria, B.C., V8R 1G1
• District of Clearwater
132 Clearwater Station Road
Clearwater, B.C., V0E 1N0
I encourage all who have a concern about the body removal contract change and the fact we have no coroner hired for this area to write a letter expressing their concern. I also offer a template for those who need help with wording.
I feel strongly we need to support our local funeral service, which offers dignified and respectful service to those who find themselves facing this trying end of life issue.