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Family Care

You may have heard about the service we provide - without charge - following the funeral. We call the program “Family Care” and its sole purpose is to help the survivors resolve some of the practical matters that can be most difficult after the loss of a loved one.

The list below will give you an idea of the ways in which our Family Care Director is prepared to help. Our practice is to arrange for a time at your home within a day or two after the funeral. And, because we know there will be many things on your mind, you need only plan on an hour or so.

  • Canada Pension Plan & Old Age Security - Application for lump-sum death benefit - Application for income continuance;
  • Retirement and Pensions - Private, Provincial, or Federal application for survivor benefits; 
  • Insurance - Application for life insurance benefits - Updating beneficiaries on existing policies - Continuance of health insurance; 
  • Title Transfers - Compiling a list of items for which transfers may be needed - Contacting local government offices to determine where transfers are handled; 
  • Credit Card Cancellations - Contacting companies as needed (plus some little - known advice about card cancellations); 
  • Bank Account Updates - Adding names (of children or other survivors) - Confirming bank procedures for closing the account - Helpful information about joint accounts;  
  • Survivors Funeral Plan - Practical options for documenting your wishes - Consolidation of vital information - Certainty that your loved ones will not overspend or be without resources.

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