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1262 Buckhorn Road
Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0
Phone 705-652-3252

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Survivor's Responsibilities

This is a partial list of things that need to be done at the time of death. Some of these can be arranged or paid in advance to ease the burden on the survivors.

* Indicates details that can be planned or arranged ahead of time.


Secure Vital statistics (Required for burial permit)
  1. * Name, home address, telephone number
  2. * How long at address
  3. * Occupation and title
  4. * Name of business, address and telephone
  5. * Social Insurance Number
  6. * War Veterans Serial Number
  7. * Date of Birth
  8. * Place of Birth
  9. * Citizenship
  10. * Father's Name
  11. * Father's Birthplace
  12. * Mother's Maiden name
  13. * Mother's Birthplace
  14. * Religious name (if any)

Pay some or all of the following

  1. * Cemetery Plot
  2. * Memorial
  3. * Funeral Director
  4. * Interment Service
  5. Clergy
  6. Florist
  7. Clothing
  8. Transportation
  9. Telephone and telegraph
  10. Food
  11. Doctors
  12. Nurses
  13. Hospitals and Ambulance
  14. Medicine and drugs
  15. Other current and urgent bills (mortgage or rent, taxes, installment payments)

Collect Documents (Required to establish rights for insurance, pensions, Canada Pension, survivor benefits, ownership, relationship, ect)

  1. * Will
  2. * Legal proof of age or birth certificate
  3. * Social Insurance Card or number
  4. * Marriage license
  5. * Citizenship papers
  6. * Insurance policies (life, health and accident, property)
  7. * Bank books
  8. * Deeds to property
  9. * Bill of sale of car
  10. * Income tax returns, receipts or cancelled cheques
  11. * Veterans Discharge Certificate
  12. * Disability claims
  13. * Cemetery Certificate of Interment Rights

Decide and Arrange Within a Few Hours

  1. * Burial Plot location and which space to open
  2. * Memorial type and inscription
  3. * Type of casket
  4. * Clothing for deceased
  5. * Type of grave liner
  6. * Type of service (religious, military, fraternal)
  7. * Special selection from scriptures
  8. * Officiating Clergy
  9. * Which funeral director
  10. * Place where service is to be held
  11. * Time for funeral service
  12. * Decide name of charitable organization to which donations are suggested in memory of deceased
  13. * Providing information for eulogy
  14. * Select names for pall-bearers
  15. Flowers
  16. * Music
  17. Clothing for you and children
  18. Preparation at home, including food for family and guests
  19. Extra chairs
  20. Transportation for family and guests including planning funeral car list
  21. Checking and signing necessary papers for burial permit
  22. Providing vital statistics about deceased for newspapers
  23. Providing addresses and telephone numbers for all interested people
  24. Answering innumerable sympathy phone calls, messages, wires and letters
  25. Meeting and talking with funeral director, cemetery representative, clergy about all details
  26. Greeting all friends and relatives who call
  27. Arranging for meeting relatives who arrive from out of town at airport or railway station
  28. Providing lodging for out of town relatives
  29. Make a list of callers and floral tributes sent for mailing card of thanks
  30. * Arranging for special religious services
  31. * Check will regarding special wishes
  32. Order death certificate
  33. Look after minor children

Notify as soon as possible

  1. The doctor or doctors
  2. The funeral director
  3. The cemetery
  4. All relatives
  5. All friends
  6. Employer of deceased
  7. Employers of relatives not going to work
  8. Casket-bearers
  9. Insurance agents (Life and Health, Accident)
  10. Religious, fraternal, civic, veterans organizations and unions
  11. Newspapers regarding notices
  12. Attorney, accountant, or executor of estate

 

 

Lakefield Cemetery and Crematorium

A quiet place in the country to commemorate the life of a loved one.