What to do in the event of death

The loss of a loved one is a difficult time in which several steps must be taken rapidly. Our checklist outlines the main actions to be taken.

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Contact Les Résidences Funéraires Goyer. The funeral director will take the necessary measures to pick up the remains and you will then make an appointment.

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During your appointment, your family counsellor will plan out the details of the funeral with you:

  • Date, location, length and type of tribute paid to remains
  • Religious or secular ceremony
  • Funeral proceedings
  • Type and location of burial
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What you must bring to your appointment with the funeral director:

  • Clothing, undergarments and socks (excluding shoes) of the deceased
  • Glasses and dental prostheses
  • Makeup (lipstick, nail polish, etc.)
  • Jewellery and personal items (rosary, etc.) to place in the casket
  • Recent photograph
  • Health insurance card, social insurance card and other civil status documents (birth certificate, marriage certificate)
  • List of those in mourning to be mentioned in the death notice (the director will help you write the notice)
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If you so wish, the funeral director may also handle the following:

  • Ordering floral arrangements
  • Booking the reception hall
  • Recommending and supervising a caterer
  • Providing information regarding the purchase and engraving of a monument
  • Preparing thank-you cards or bookmarks
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We assist you in completing government paperwork.

  • Form from the Directeur de l'état civil for a copy of the act of death
  • Régie des rentes du Québec forms (QPP)
  • Old Age Security form
  • What to Do in the Event of Death guide
  • Declaring the death to the Directeur de l'état civil
  • Cancelling the health insurance card
  • Submitting the attestation of death to settle the succession
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