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When a Death Occurs

Handling the death of a loved one is never an easy task. We've put together some of the important information you'll need to make the initial decisions, reach out to the appropriate people, and begin the process of designing your loved one's final farewell. Remember that, as you begin to cope with your loss, it's often a good idea to enlist the help and support of a trusted friend in making the necessary arrangements.

If you have any questions about your next steps, the options available to you, or what the funeral arrangement process will entail, we'd be honored to walk you through this information in more detail and answer your questions. Don't hesitate to contact us for anything you might need.

 

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When a death occurs at home, you'll need to contact emergency personnel or the palliative response team if he or she was under medical care before the deceased is moved to a secondary location.


When a death occurs while your loved one is in a hospital, care facility or hospice program, the professional staff will notify you and contact the appropriate authorities. You will have to call Earth’s Option also to authorize the transfer of the remains to our care (this will NOT be done by the medical staff).


The next steps involve registration of the death, and the processes and documentation involved depend upon the circumstances. Our professionals will look after obtaining a medical certificate and that the appropriate registration procedures are followed and will provide you with the Provincial Death Certificate.

 

 

Resources Within Our Community:

 

Act Together Moving Services | Visit Site 

 

Addiction Resource | Visit Site

 

American Society of Addiction Medicine | Visit Site

 

BC Funeral Service Association | Visit Site

 

Canada Consumer Protection | Visit Site

 

Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths | Visit Site

 

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime | Visit Site

 

Celebrant Gordon Thurston: Order in the House | Visit Site

 

Celebrant Deborah Redman | Visit Site

 

Celebrant Jim Lauder | Visit Site

 

Celebrant Lynn Greenhough | Visit Site

 

Consumer Protection BC | Visit Site

 

Downsizing Transition Management  | Visit Site

 

Drug Rehab.com  | Visit Site

 

Funeral Services Association of Canada | Visit Site

 

Green Burial Society of Canada | Visit Site

 

Henry's - Estate & Property Clean Up | Visit Site

 

Home Again Seniors Transition Services | Visit Site

 

Kath Murray - Life and Death Matters | Visit Site 

 

Last Post Fund (Canadian Veterans) | Visit Site

 

Metchosin - Seniors Information & Resource Centre | Visit Site

 

Power Clean - Estate & Property Clean Up | Visit Site

 

Royal Oak Burial Park | Visit Site

 

Stewart Monumental | Visit Site

 

STOP Unwanted Mail to Deceased | Visit Site

 

The Recovery Village | Visit Site

  

Veteran's Affairs | Visit Site

  

Videographer - Barbara Strachan "Video Links" | Visit Site

 

 

Catering Services

 

Cooks Day Off | Visit Site

 

Food For Thought Catering Service | Visit Site

 

 

Musicians

 

Pianist - Louise Eldridge | Visit Site

 

Harpist - Alison Vary | Visit Site

 

 

Hospice & Palliative Care Resources:

 

Victoria Hospice | Visit Site

 

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care | Visit Site

 

Care Guide | Visit Site

 

Family Care Givers Society | Visit Site

 

Hospice | Visit Site

 

Children's Hospice | Visit Site

 

Virtual Hospice | Visit Site

 

Victoria Hospitals Foundation | Visit Site