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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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23 January 2017

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?

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.

Cemetery & Funeral Services

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19 January 2016

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.

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.

Cemetery & Funeral Services

Posted on:
11 January 2015

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.

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. 

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.

Cemetery & Funeral Services

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06 February 2014

Death: it’s a sensitive topic that many of us shy away from until we’re forced to make difficult end-of-life arrangements. In this blog post, prepare yourself for the future and discover some of the rights you have when it comes to cemetery and funeral services – for instance, did you know you can supply your own casket, as long as it meets certain requirements?

Cemetery & Funeral Services

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22 January 2013

Funerals and anything related to this topic are a difficult thing to talk about, and there are many choices to be made when it comes to planning. It seems like more and more British Columbians are considering green burials when it comes to after-death disposition, so we thought we would share a little information about this option. 

Cemetery & Funeral Services

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24 October 2012

Navigating through the death of a friend or family member can be incredibly challenging, from managing grief to trying to fulfill last wishes and working through the legal requirements and documentation. The Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act is the law that regulates funeral services, cemeteries and crematoria. This law also outlines who has final say around what happens to a loved one’s remains once they have passed on.  

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