Five Rivers Community Services Society: Funeral home in Delta not for sale; second funeral home in Surrey soon

THE Five Rivers Community Services Society (FRCSS), which presently consists of 12 charitable religious societies and individual members with a total of 57 delegates, on Sunday said in a statement that the management would like to assure all the members of the community that the Riverside Funeral Home in Delta is not for sale.

It added that the funeral home is run under the principle of first-come first-serve with no strings attached.

The FRCSS noted that its main objective originally was — and still remains the same — “to have the community-based funeral home and operate it on the principle of reasonable and affordable funeral services and cremation of our dear ones.”

It noted: “The Riverside Funeral Home in Delta is the prime example, and it started the services in June 2002. A number of times, rumours surface in community about the ownership, the disciplined operation set out by the management and equally adhered to by the qualified staff.”

The FRCSS said that with the increase in population, the Delta facility alone can’t keep up with the demand of performing the last religious rites of our dear ones in a dignified way. Therefore, the Five Rivers Community Services Society has undertaken the task to build a second facility at 9280-9350 168 Street in Surrey in the near future.

It added that the architectural and engineering work started last year and in due course, other services will be engaged.

The FRCSS asserted: “Five Rivers Community Services Society is solidly committed to the completion of the community owned and operated second facility known as “Riverside Funeral Home in Surrey.””


MEANWHILE, the election of Five Rivers Community Services Society  and the Five Rivers Management Services Society Board members took place in the March 26 General Meeting.

The following directors of both boards were elected unanimously and will take over charge from April 1:

FRCSS Executive Board:
President: Lamber Rao
Senior Vice President: Sukhwant Singh Takhar
Vice President: Dr. Preeti Misra
General Secretary: Joginder Singh Sunner
Recording Secretary: Karnail Singh Sihota
Joint Secretary: Kirpal Singh Dhinjal
Joint Treasurer: Jograj Singh Nijjar
P.R.O: Amrik Singh Nijjar
Internal Auditor: Tarsem Singh Banga
Audit Committee Member: Harbhajan Singh Atwal
Audit Committee Member: Sohan Singh Mangat


FRMSS Executive Board:
President: Lamber Rao
Vice President: Balbir Singh Parhar
General Secretary: Joginder Singh Sunner
Joint Secretary: Lakhbir Singh Khangura
Treasurer: Avtar Singh Dhillon
Joint Treasurer: Joginder Singh Gill
Internal Auditor: Surindar Singh Jabal