Funeral Preplanning

Hi, I’m Kat Downey, I’ve been a Licensed Funeral Director in Ontario, Canada since 1998. After seeing far too many families struggle and be embroiled in conflict after a loved one dies, I decided to do something about it.  I offer a wide range of services to help individuals and their families prepare to leave their legacy and avoid the emotional chaos that can ensue in an already very emotional time.

Funeral Preplanning

I am a Licensed Funeral Director in Mississauga, ON and the #1 Funeral Preplanner in Canada for the fourth time.  I 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.

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Green Earth Burials

Eco-friendly, natural or “green” earth burials are gaining momentum.  There are currently 3 natural cemeteries certified by Canada’s Natural Burial Association which specialize in funerals with no embalming, no concrete liner/vault, simple covering of the deceased such as shroud or small box, as well as some aspect of habitat enhancement.

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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