Denis Marcoux – A Career Dedicated to Service

In 1971, a tall, lanky, young man walked into Green Acres Funeral Home in the francophone community of St. Boniface, Manitoba looking for a job. When he was hired as an apprentice, he couldn’t believe his luck.  As an apprentice he would not only have a job, but he would learn a trade. During the … Continued

Bees Voluntas

SUSTAINABILITY AND ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY

Sustainability and ecological integrity are two important principles that guide Voluntas in our day-to-day operations and ongoing effort to be the leader in forward-thinking for funeral services. Thus, when Voluntas was ready to expand, we purchased the building and grounds of St. Genevieve United Church where we were able to inject new life into a … Continued

Filou, The Comfort Dog Extraordinaire

The pain of loss was crushing Mary (not her real name). She didn’t know where she would find the strength to plan her baby’s funeral. She just wanted to stay home, curl up in a ball and stay in bed. But, she had to be strong for her baby. She showered, dressed, left the house … Continued

COVID-19

COVID-19

Updated June 28, 2021 As you read this, know that our hearts go out to you and your loved ones during this unusual and difficult time. Losing someone dear to us is among the most emotionally charged moments of a person’s life experiences. In this actual context of pandemic, the grieving process is even more … Continued

Positivity

Positivity

In 1955, my parents took a brave decision to leave their neighborhood of birth and move the family far away to what would soon be known as the suburbs, specifically Beaconsfield. My parents, my older brother, Peter and I moved into our small 3-bedroom bungalow on Friday, October 28th and the next day on October … Continued

Decluttering

SIMPLICITY, A KEY TO HAPPINESS

Simplicity. The Collins dictionary defines simplicity as a noun meaning to make less complicated. As we begin a new decade, wouldn’t it be nice to live a simpler, less complicated life? But the real question is: how can we make our lives meaningful all the while making it less complicated? As a wife, mother and … Continued