Preparing for the Funeral
Cremation / Burial
Grief Resources - Dr. Alan Wolfelt
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We hope that you will find this section of our website helpful in this difficult time. If you are looking for information on what to do now, you have come to the right place. As always, if you would prefer to speak to someone directly please give us a call at 604-898-5121.
What to do first depends on the circumstances of the death. When someone dies in a hospital or similar care facility, the staff will usually take care of some arrangements such as contacting the funeral home you choose, and if necessary, arranging an autopsy.
Where a death has been anticipated, call your attending physician.
If the death is unexpected, call emergency services first. If you are uncertain about the surroundings of the death, please contact your local coroners office.
Otherwise here is a list of who you should call first:
If you were present during the final moments in a loved one's life, then you've been fortunate. We believe that while nothing prepares you for being present at the death of a loved one, bearing witness to their passing can bring new insights into your own capacity for selfless love and caring, renewed or intensified bonds with other family members, a new respect for siblings or a healing of old emotional wounds. It is a priceless gift - but it's one you may not truly value until late
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