Resources you need when someone passes away

When a loved one passes away, several steps, which may be unfamiliar to you, must be taken. In order to guide you through the administrative formalities and planning a funeral, Désourdy Funeral Homes has compiled a list of practical resources you will need.

Most families agree, our counsellors are there to give you additional support to help you finalize the administrative formalities and organize a funeral, all while respecting your beliefs and current situation.

Administrative formalities to be completed

Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)

Learn more about your rights regarding leaves due to the death or funeral of a loved one.

Directeur de l’état civil

Find out how to declare a death and registering it the Québec register of civil status. This process can only be carried out by a funeral director that has a valid permit.

Chambre des notaires du Québec

Learn how to carry out an official will search. This is a required step to find out if a valid will, made before a notary, exists, and whether the will you have in hand is indeed the last one that was registered.

Barreau du Québec

Another resource to perform an official will search.

When a loved one passes away, you must call upon the services of a funeral director to initiate the required process with the Directeur de l’état civil. You must fill out the form entitled Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death. This will allow you to notify several government departments and agencies of the death in one step:

Canada Revenue Agency

To settle the affaires of the deceased with respect to federal income tax

Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurances (CARRA)

To learn about the benefits you may receive if a loved one had a public sector pension plan

Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail

To receive benefits in the case that an occupational accident or illness caused the death of a loved one

Curateur public du Québec

To declare the death of a tutor or curator of a person of full age or a person under protective supervision

Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale

To finalize the administrative processes regarding programs, such as employment insurance, Québec Parental Insurance Plan, etc.

Régie de l’assurance-maladie du Québec

To cancel the deceased person’s Health Insurance and registration for the Public Prescription Drug Insurance Plan, if applicable.

Retraite Québec

To find out if you are eligible for benefits if a loved one contributed to the Québec Pension Plan. Our counsellors can also provide information regarding these benefits

Services Canada

To cancel the Social Insurance Number, Canada Pension Plan benefits and any other benefits

Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)

To cancel a driver’s licence

To repatriate the remains or ashes of a loved one if the death occurred in another country

Available support during the grieving process

Maison Au Diapason

These support services are free and accessible to everyone.

Maison Monbourquette

Plan a funeral pre-arrangement

Visit Québec Portal, under the What to Do in the Event of Death tab. It includes a wealth of information on what you need to consider when choosing a funeral home that will help you plan your funeral.

Québec Portal provides all the information you need when a loved ones passes away. Visit the site to make well-informed decisions or contact one of the professional counsellors at Désourdy Funeral Homes.

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