Obituaries

Lara Cooney
B: 1976-02-12
D: 2016-04-27
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Cooney, Lara
Antonio Raguero
B: 1932-06-11
D: 2016-04-26
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Raguero, Antonio
Maureen Read
B: 1936-03-29
D: 2016-04-24
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Read, Maureen
Carolyn Maney
B: 1945-01-07
D: 2016-04-21
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Maney, Carolyn
Barbara Wadsworth
B: 1928-12-11
D: 2016-04-21
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Wadsworth, Barbara
Maxim Arsenault
B: 1979-12-19
D: 2016-04-20
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Arsenault, Maxim
Douglas Hassall
B: 1951-01-14
D: 2016-04-18
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Hassall, Douglas
Thomas Davis
B: 1973-03-28
D: 2016-04-16
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Davis, Thomas
Clara Dorosh
B: 1930-08-02
D: 2016-04-15
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Dorosh, Clara
Sandra McCarthy
B: 1967-12-28
D: 2016-04-13
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McCarthy, Sandra
Margrethe Lima
B: 1916-01-09
D: 2016-04-09
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Lima, Margrethe
Swaran Biln
B: 1926-04-29
D: 2016-04-07
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Biln, Swaran
Florence Kingston
B: 1925-03-09
D: 2016-04-02
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Kingston, Florence
Adrian Osry
B: 1940-05-09
D: 2016-03-17
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Osry, Adrian
Sarah Prunier
B: 1982-07-31
D: 2016-03-15
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Prunier, Sarah
Kevin Strachan
B: 1956-01-30
D: 2016-03-09
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Strachan, Kevin
Glyn Peter Austen
B: 1946-10-06
D: 2016-03-01
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Austen, Glyn Peter
Carole Knight
B: 1914-03-04
D: 2016-02-28
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Knight, Carole
Tanda Zeleniski
B: 1961-03-24
D: 2016-02-21
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Zeleniski, Tanda
Andrew Tait
B: 1946-12-22
D: 2016-02-14
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Tait, Andrew
Marcello Romano
B: 1926-12-21
D: 2016-02-11
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Romano, Marcello

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Who Has Legal Authority

 

Who has the Legal Responsibility: 

 

We've seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn't recognize them as such - and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the "order of precedence" is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/ Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/ Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent or Minor Child

 

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, contact us.


 

The Importance of Designating a Representative:   

                                           

If your loved one has yet to specify who they whish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not honour their funeral wishes, or if they are on bad terms with relatives, do not know where they are, or do not have any relatives living.

Appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member is a good way to ensure their final wishes are carried out.

 

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