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What Would You Do if a Loved One Died Away From Home?

bigstock-A-senior-adult-couple-sitting--14032157In our increasingly mobile society, we are traveling for work, pleasure, education, medical treatment, or to visit family.  Perhaps you have heard of a tragic tale of a loved one or acquaintance dying away from home. What would you do?

Amid the emotional whirlwind, there are the vigorous legalities involved in repatriating the body.  When a person dies away from home, the international consulate is involved along with the Canadian consulate.  Additionally there are Public Health requirements and specific embalming and merchandise requirements to bring the body across an international border.  There will also be fees for the way bill to bring the deceased home.  These costs can range from $4,000.00 to more than $12,000.00, depending on the country in which the death occurred. Read more