Bearing One Another's Burdens Since 1901







The Lynden Burial Society 


  Society Information

How it works
How to Join
Enrollment Pricing

Our Funeral Plan

A comparison of what's covered, what's not, and with which funeral homes we contract

Brochures & Forms
Writing an Obituary
When Death Occurs - A List
Burial Society Card History

Governing Board Members

Contact Information

Constitution / Bylaws


 General Information 

Funeral Homes
Local Cemeteries
What. Co. Cemetery Listing
What. Co. Cemetery Map
Local Support Groups
Personal Info Worksheet
Final Days
5 Truths of Grief 
Organ / Body Donation
About Cremation
Choosing a Cemetery


 For Survivors 

Social Security Survivors
Veterans Benefits


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~ Local / Community Support Groups ~


Listed below are some groups that offer assistance and support

in Whatcom County as well as the greater Northwest area.


  •  Survivors of Violent Crime Victims

           Local Chapter/Whatcom County
           1212 Indian Street
           P. O. Box 4124
           Bellingham, WA 98227

733-6714 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
National Hotline: 1-800-346-7555

  • Hospice of Whatcom County 

            Call: Bereavement Coordinator @ 788-6300 x 4664

            Drop-in Support Groups: 

                Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM        

                Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 PM       

Both groups meet at:

St. Luke's Health Education Center

3333 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham


  • Kids Konnected NW

Peer support for children and adolescents facing serious illness, grief and bereavement  (ages 10 to 18 years) 
Meets on 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00-8:00 PM
at the Community Cancer Center

Contact/Facilitator: Elizabeth Snyder, MA, 733-5575
She can refer families to counselors who are experienced in helping children with grief and loss and also to counselors offering services on a sliding scale.

Web site:

  •  The Compassionate Friends

A parent support group for a cancer-related loss of a child
  The Whatcom County Chapter is inactive at this time.  To find a group near you:

 Web site: 
 National toll-free number: 1-877-969-0010 
 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Central Time)

  •  Camp Willie

Summer Camp for children who have lost a loved one

Local contact: Mica Hartley: 733-1492
Camp Fire USA: 1-425-258-5437

For information and registration:
Web site:

  •  Evergreen AIDS Foundation 

Local Contact: 671-0703
1509 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

Web site: 
Or:  1-800-249-2437

  •  Turning Point

For Displaced Homemakers with loss of primary income source

Program Coordinator:  671-2170, ext. 3415  (Whatcom Community College)


  • S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide) 

Contact Mica Hartley at 733-1492


  • Community Cancer Center

            Outreach Coordinator: Carol Brumet @ 738-6706

3217 Squalicum Parkway



  • Grief Share

Contact:  354-5252

Meets on Sundays from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Faith Community Church

586 Birch Bay-Lynden Road

Web site:


A Non-Profit Organization Devoted to the Sharing of Funeral Expenses

"Caring by Sharing"