14563648_sWhat Needs to be Done When Someone Dies

When someone dies, there are necessary steps that need to be taken in order to prepare for the funeral and comply with legal requirements.  Here is a list of the major areas that will require attention.

Funeral details that a funeral home can help you plan include:

  • Director of Arrangements
  • Clothing
  • Date
  • Time
  • Place
  • Family Visitation
  • Person Conducting Service
  • Final Disposition
  • Flowers
  • Memorial Donations
  • Personal Tributes

Useful Documents:

  • Prearrangement Documents
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Cemetery Information and Deed
  • Banking Information
  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Insurance Policies

Items to be aware of:

  • Current Will
  • Income Tax returns
  • Credit card information
  • Lines of Credit
  • Mortgage/Loan Documents
  • Vehicle Registration and Insurance
  • Recent Contracts
  • Safety Deposit Box/Key Location
  • Real Estate and Property Title deeds
  • Investment portfolio

Benefits you may be entitled to:

  • Canada Pension Plan Benefits
  • Community Social Assistance
  • Company pension plan
  • FDVA/Last Post Grant
  • Annuity plans
  • Life insurance