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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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23 January 2017
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Choosing a coffin or an urn to hold the remains of a loved one is a very personal decision. Did you know there’s a section in BC’s funeral services law that speaks to your rights when it comes to making this type of purchase?

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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14 November 2016
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A few weeks ago, I was asked an interesting question: “How do I go about arranging to be buried on my family farm?” I admit I was a little bit rusty on the answer (given that I’ve been away on parental leave), so I thought I’d share what I learned about the steps involved!

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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25 April 2016
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Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. The funeral director can assist with registering the death and obtaining Death Certificates but there are many other things to take care of during this difficult time. For instance, cancelling identification cards to make sure that nobody can open credit in the deceased’s name. In this blog, we will share some key logistical items (with links to checklists) that should be addressed following the death of a loved one.

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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19 January 2016
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If making arrangements for your end-of-life has been on your mind, you are probably not alone. These arrangements may not be easy to make for many of us because there are so many aspects to consider. One thing you may want to think about is whether you will pre-arrange your funeral service and how to pay for it. There are a variety of options and in this blog post, we will explain the differences between a preneed contract and life insurance.

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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06 July 2015
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Losing a loved one is difficult enough, but what happens if you need to transport some (or all) of the cremated remains across the country? In today’s blog post, learn whether or not you’re allowed to transport cremated remains by mail.

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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11 May 2015
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Recently, my coworker’s cat passed away. And while she was fortunate that her kitty died peacefully in her home, she quickly realized she was unaware of BC’s pet burial and cremation rules and restrictions – were there any?

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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11 January 2015
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Have you shared your end-of-life wishes with those you love? While these can be difficult conversations to have, it’s important to have them on your own terms – this will help ensure your final wishes are fulfilled and not left up to emotions. To read tips about how to have “the talk” with your loved ones about their end of life wishes, please click here.

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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06 October 2014
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Typically when we make funeral arrangements, we rely on a licensed funeral home to perform the services and the transportation of a departed loved one.  However, sometimes we get requests from individuals who wish to take personal responsibility for the transfer of remains of a loved one to a funeral home, crematorium or cemetery.  If you are considering the option of a private transfer, there are processes to follow to ensure the handling of the remains are done in a safe, dignified and respectful manner.

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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13 August 2014
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When making about your end of life decisions, you may choose to enter into a preneed funeral or cemetery services contract with a funeral provider or cemetery operator, allowing you to pre-arrange and pre-pay for the future. Here are some things to know about these preneed contracts. 

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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06 July 2014
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Cemeteries serve as a permanent resting place for our loved ones and can provide a place for people to visit and remember the family members and friends they have lost. When people pre-plan their funeral arrangements that often includes choosing where they would like to be interred (laid to rest). Choices can include a grave site, crypt or niche to store their cremated remains. However, sometimes plans change and this can happen for many reasons. For example, a person may move away and choose another location where they want to be laid to rest. When this happens, people may try to resell their right of interment through online ads.

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