Funeral Planning

In the event of a death... No matter the circumstances, the death of a loved one is always an emotional and overwhelming time. Please use the following as a guide of the immediate steps that are taken in this time of loss.

If your loved one has passed away at a Hospital or Nursing home, the nurses will give you direction. Please inform them of your choice of funeral home . Once you have left the Hospital/Nursing Home you may make a call to us to let us know of your bereavement and to set up a time to meet with us for funeral arrangements.

If your loved one has passed away at a private residence you must call the local paramedics to make a pronouncement. They will then contact the RCMP, the Family Doctor and/or the Medical Examiner to determine if the body can be released to the funeral home or if transport will be required to a hospital for examination by a medical professional. You can inform the paramedics of the funeral home you wish to deal with and they will contact us once they have instructions from the Medical Examiner or Doctor.

Arrangements

If your loved one is not prearranged, your funeral director will need the following information to file the Registration of Death with the government:

  • Full Name of Deceased and Street Address of Residence
  • Marital Status
  • Full Name (including Maiden Name) of Spouse or divorced Spouse
  • Date and City/Town of birth
  • Father's Name & Birthplace
  • Mother's Name (Maiden Name) & Birthplace
  • Social Insurance Number

Additional Information may be required to complete the arrangements. You may bring:

  • Any Life Insurance Information- we will assist you with submitting your claim
  • Name of the executor of the will (if applicable)
  • Social Insurance Number of living spouse
  • A recent picture

If you are planning to have a viewing of the deceased, please bring:

  • Clothing- preferably long sleeved and higher in the neckline
  • Undergarments (bra, socks, underwear, undershirt, pantyhose, etc.)
  • Dentures
  • Jewelry (if desired)- please be sure to inform your director if the jewelry will be returned to you or stay with the deceased.