The “In Memoriam program” has been initiated together with Funeral Chapels throughout the province. We encourage our Councils, brother Knights, together with their families to consider including the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation as one of their “Charities of Choice” in their end-of-life planning and when speaking with their funeral chapel director. We ask each Knight to consider this personally and pass this information on to your families and friends so that they can specify this request in the Obituary notices and on the Memorial Cards.
Councils: A resolution was passed at the2017 Saskatchewan State Council’s Annual meeting to encourage all Councils to donate $100 to the Charitable Foundation in memory of a Brother Knight. With this donation, the family of that deceased member receives a Memorial Certificate on their behalf. This is a great way, on behalf of your Council to extend your sympathies and a great memory for the family.
Families and Friends: This program has proven to be a very effective method for you, to express sympathies to those who are grieving the recent death of a loved one. A “Certificate of Remembrance” is sent to whoever the donor indicates when donating. And once you have donated $50 or more their name is entered on our website asking for prayers. Their name (with a picture of them, if available) is also shown and mentioned at the next K of C Charitable Foundation Memorial Mass Celebration. Remember that any Memorial donation can be allocated to either the General Fund or any Endowment of your choice.
Each funeral chapel in Saskatchewan should have a supply of Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation “In Memoriam” envelopes to be used at funerals. If they don’t, have a sheet prepared for someone to record the donations (with their names and addresses for donations $20 or more). The list with the donations can be given either to the funeral director or your local KC Council member to be forwarded to the Foundation office at:
K of C Charitable Foundation, Box 61 Moose Jaw SK. S6H 4N7 for the Receipts to be issued. All donations $20 and over are 100% tax-deductible.