funeral preplanner Mississauga OakvilleI am a Licensed Funeral Director in Ontario, Canada and can assist you and your family with every aspect of funeral pre-planning. From memorial services, monuments, and cemetery needs, to insurance claims, obituaries, and catering services.

I work with several funeral homes and can accommodate any type of service you desire.

Do you need assistance with:

  • Application for Death Benefit?
  • CPP Survivor’s Pension?
  • CPP Children’s Benefits?
  • Life Insurance Claims Package?
  • Survivor’s Pension Claims Package?

The subject of funeral preplanning can be daunting and uncomfortable. After all, this isn’t something one does on a regular basis. Many people ask what is involved.

I thought it might be helpful to outline the steps taken when working with a preplanner such as myself.

Generally, funeral preplanning goes something like this…

1. An initial call can be placed to me at  905-717-9197 or 905-399-5341 or you can email me at  During this connection, we will explore your needs and send additional information as needed.  Following that,

2. We will set a time for a complementary 10 minute strategy session via phone or Skype to assess whether there is an opportunity for me to help you. If yes,

3. A follow up appointment will be scheduled and we will begin work on putting a funeral plan in place for you.

I have worked with countless individuals to put a comprehensive pre-funeral plan in place for them and their family. In doing so, we assure things are handled the way you want them, giving you and your family peace of mind.

The key is to begin before you are facing a debilitating disease or diminished mental capacity.

Are you ready? I look forward to hearing from you…

Katherine Downey is the #1 Funeral Preplanning Professional in Canada for the fourth time. She is a professional educator, author, licensed funeral director and insurance advisor. To set an appointment or have your questions answered, please contact Kat directly.

Preplanning Testimonials

I can attest to the value of pre-planning. My Mom died a few weeks ago at home and thankfully we pre-planned everything with Kat just a week before. After she passed, one simple phone call was all that was needed. We were mentally and physically exhausted at that point. What a sense of peace for my Dad and our family.
We have everything pre-arranged for my Dad’s passing now too.
Thank you Kat for the important work you do.

Sue, Oakville

Must say, my friend, how kind you were when I lost Jim….. you made a difference in my journey….. thanks for reaching out when I truly needed it! Thank you for organizing my funeral arrangements. I am now glad this is completed and now paid for, and my children know my wishes. It makes less worry for all of us…. Thank you for gently advising me, when life was dark and made no sense!

HW, Newmarket

I realized how much trouble it was for the family and didn’t want others to have to do my arrangements for me. Kat was very friendly and I felt comfortable with her.

C&S, Oakville

Kat is a delight. She has a good sense of humour and is informative. She provided good reading materials, is always available, approachable and was sensitive to our needs.

Mrs. D., Oakville