In the Event of a Death

  • Call Passage Funeral Home (506) 532-1050
     
  • Inform Passage of the following information: Who you are Your telephone number Who has passed away, and at what time. Where the deceased is located. The Physician's name. Make an appointment immediately with Passage Funeral Home.
     
  • We will notify your clergy.
     
  • Gather information for the Death Certificate: Full name of the deceased, Street Address. Occupation Date and place of birth. Social Insurance/Medicare Number. Marital status. Father's name and birthplace. Mother's name, mother's maiden name and birthplace
     
  • Select clothing and personal items for the deceased. Several recent photographs. Full set of clothing, including undergarments. Eyeglasses, dentures, etc. Jewelry Religious symbols (cross, rosary, etc.).
     
  • Gather Obituary Information: Passage Funeral Home will normally write the article and submit it to the newspaper(s).
     
  • Decide an appropriate memorial to which gifts can be made. (Church, Hospice, Library, School, or Charity)
     
  • Select Pallbearers.
     
  • Make a list and contact by telephone: Immediate family, Close friends, Employer or business colleagues, Lawyer.
     
  • Locate the will and notify the Lawyer and Executor.
     
  • Arrange for members of the family or close friends to take turns answering door or telephone. Keep a careful record of all calls.
     
  • Arrange for childcare, if necessary.
     
  • Arrange hospitality for visiting relatives and friends.
     
  • Check and notify: All Life Insurance Company(s), Death benefits Investment Company Bank, Trust Company or Credit Union, Trade Union, Fraternal Organizations, Military organizations (Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars)
     
  • Prepare a list of distant persons to be notified.
     
  • Old Age Security cancellation & Canada Pension Applications for death benefit, spousal allowance and orphans benefit. Passage Funeral Home will supply forms and aid in completion.
     
  • If cheques are automatic deposit, notify bank of death. Check with Service Canada at 1 (800) 622-6232 to see that number is retired, and for possible additional benefits such as Widowed Spouses Allowance and Guaranteed Income Supplement.
     
  • If deceased was living alone, notify: Landlord, Utility companies, Post Office, forwarding address