Funeral Planning

What Does Next of Kin Mean? What Happens When There isn’t One?

What Does Next of Kin Mean? What Happens When There isn’t One?

In this post, we define“next of kin“ and explain what happen...

October 15, 2021

Death in the City: When City Cemeteries Are Full

Death in the City: When City Cemeteries Are Full

In this blog, we discuss what happens when city cemeteries are full and possible solutions.

October 13, 2021

How to Plan a Celebration of Life

How to Plan a Celebration of Life

A celebration of life is an event that memorializes a loved one who has died. Here are some ideas, tips, and a gu...

October 8, 2021

How to Buy a Casket or Coffin: Costs, Types and Choices

How to Buy a Casket or Coffin: Costs, Types and Choices

In this buyer’s guide, you’ll learn about caskets and coffins, the various types, and costs, as well as other hel...

October 1, 2021

What is Promession? A Guide to a New Funerary Process

What is Promession? A Guide to a New Funerary Process

Learn about promession, an emerging sustainable funerary process in which a body is freeze-dried and reduced to ...

September 24, 2021

Celebrating Life Every Day: Lessons in Losing People We Love

Celebrating Life Every Day: Lessons in Losing People We Love

There are many non-traditional ways to honor your loved ones ...

September 14, 2021

Guide to Family-led Deathcare in Ontario

Guide to Family-led Deathcare in Ontario

When a loved one dies, their family isn’t required to use a funeral home for funeral services. Here’s how to cond...

September 10, 2021

Is a Viking Funeral Possible in Canada?

Is a Viking Funeral Possible in Canada?

A Viking funeral in Canada is possible today, although it would require some concessions and a few modifications ...

September 3, 2021

Best Bible Verses for Funerals and Ash-scattering Ceremonies

Best Bible Verses for Funerals and Ash-scattering Ceremonies

Here are popular Bible verses for funerals and ash scattering...

August 20, 2021

10 Poems & Passages for Secular Funeral or Memorial

10 Poems & Passages for Secular Funeral or Memorial

Inspirational secular poems and passages that can be read at a funeral or memorial for a loved one who was not re...

August 13, 2021

What is a Columbarium? How is it Used to Store Ashes?

What is a Columbarium? How is it Used to Store Ashes?

Learn about what a columbarium is, who invented them, and how people use columbariums to place the ashes of a cre...

August 6, 2021

Aquamation: Questions and Answers about Alkaline Hydrolysis as a Funeral Process

Aquamation: Questions and Answers about Alkaline Hydrolysis as a Funeral Process

Learn about aquamation, a funerary process that is considered...

July 30, 2021

Honoring your Loved One with a Celebration of Life After a Cremation

Honoring your Loved One with a Celebration of Life After a Cremation

As funeral traditions change, many people are choosing a cele...

July 27, 2021

What the Major Religions Say About Cremation

What the Major Religions Say About Cremation

Here’s what the major religions say about cremation practices. This article includes views on cremation for Chris...

July 9, 2021

Scattering Ashes in Canada

Scattering Ashes in Canada

Scattering ashes in Canada has some limitations and rules that vary by province and municipality. Here are the rules and guidelines.


July 2, 2021

What Government Funeral Assistance is Available if You can't Afford End of Life Expenses in Canada

What Government Funeral Assistance is Available if You can't Afford End of Life Expenses in Canada

Learn abo...

July 1, 2021

Difference between Medical Certificate of Death and Proof of Death Certificate in Ontario

Difference between Medical Certificate of Death and Proof of Death Certificate in Ontario

A medical certificate of death and a proof of death certifica...

June 25, 2021

Veteran in Canada? How to Access Financial Support for your Funeral

Veteran in Canada? How to Access Financial Support for your Funeral

The Canadian government recognizes the sacrifice that veteran...

June 22, 2021

Can I Fly with Cremated Remains?

Can I Fly with Cremated Remains?

A traveling passenger can transport cremated remains by air or train in Canada. Here are the rules and guidelines...

June 11, 2021

What to do with Cremated Ashes to Honour a Loved One

What to do with Cremated Ashes to Honour a Loved One

Learn what to do with cremation ashes to honour a loved one. We explore traditions, religious rituals, and altern...

June 4, 2021

What is a Space Burial? Do Ashes get Sent to Space?

What is a Space Burial? Do Ashes get Sent to Space?

A space burial is a service where cremated remains or DNA is sent to space on a rocket. Read this post to learn h...

May 28, 2021

What To Do When Someone Dies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Families

What To Do When Someone Dies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Families

While we certainly can’t take away the pain, we can provide s...

May 25, 2021

The Cost of Cremation for a Child, Infant, or Stillborn Baby

The Cost of Cremation for a Child, Infant, or Stillborn Baby

Learn about the cremation cost for a child, infant or stillbo...

May 21, 2021

How to Make Eco-friendly Funeral Choices

How to Make Eco-friendly Funeral Choices

Green funeral options allow for a more eco-friendly impact on the planet at the end of life.

May 14, 2021

How to Choose a Cremation Urn

How to Choose a Cremation Urn

Cremation urn options include size, material, and style. Learn how to choose a suitable urn for your loved one with our helpful tips.

May 7, 2021

Shipping A Loved One’s Body and Cremated Remains from Abroad

Shipping A Loved One’s Body and Cremated Remains from Abroad

What you need to know about shipping cremated remains by mail...

May 6, 2021

Being Named An Executor: What It Means and Your Role

Being Named An Executor: What It Means and Your Role

Being named an executor is both an honour and comes with responsibilities (and possible risks). It’s important to...

May 4, 2021

How to Write a Eulogy

How to Write a Eulogy

How to write a eulogy for a loved one that memorializes them perfectly and honors their life.

April 30, 2021

How Families Grieve During the Pandemic: Home Funeral Ceremonies

How Families Grieve During the Pandemic: Home Funeral Ceremonies

As found in numerous other traditions worldwide, we can creat...

April 22, 2021

Cremation: Answers to the Top 32 Most Commonly Asked Questions

Cremation: Answers to the Top 32 Most Commonly Asked Questions

In this cremation Q&A article, our experts answer 32 of the m...

April 15, 2021

Probate Goes Digital in Ontario: Everything You Need to Know

Probate Goes Digital in Ontario: Everything You Need to Know

Probate Goes Digital in Ontario: Everything You Need to Know...

March 26, 2021

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Funeral Home in Canada

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Funeral Home in Canada

It’s essential to take these and other considerations into account when choosing the right funeral home to work w...

March 15, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Memorial Stones and Grave Markers

Everything You Need to Know About Memorial Stones and Grave Markers

Following the interring of a loved one in a cemetery, a funer...

March 12, 2021

How to Clean Out a House After Someone Has Passed

How to Clean Out a House After Someone Has Passed

Here are the most important steps when cleaning out the house after someone has passed, from clearing out persona...

March 10, 2021

How To Legally Bury Cremated Remains

How To Legally Bury Cremated Remains

If you or a loved one have chosen to be cremated as your final wish, you have options. From scattering ashes to b...

March 8, 2021

How to Claim a Life Insurance Benefit After Death

How to Claim a Life Insurance Benefit After Death

When your loved one passes, they may have a life insurance policy that lists you as a beneficiary. If so, you’ll ...

March 2, 2021

The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Funeral Home

The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Funeral Home

By choosing the right funeral home, with the questions and considerations that we have shared above, you’ll be we...

March 1, 2021

How to Navigate Cremation Arrangements When Someone Has Died

How to Navigate Cremation Arrangements When Someone Has Died

The following blog post will make this difficult time easier ...

February 22, 2021

Funeral and Memorial Etiquette Tips for Wakes, Viewings and Visitations

Funeral and Memorial Etiquette Tips for Wakes, Viewings and Visitations

Understanding the differences between a wake, a viewing, a vi...

February 19, 2021

10 Creative Things to do With Cremated Remains

10 Creative Things to do With Cremated Remains

Here are 10 interesting ways to memorialize your loved one by turning their ashes into something special.

January 24, 2021

Scatter, Bury or Keep? What To Do with a Loved One's Ashes

Scatter, Bury or Keep? What To Do with a Loved One's Ashes

With the choice of cremation comes other considerations, one specifically being: what do you do with a loved one’...

January 24, 2021

All You Need to Know About Cremation Caskets: How to Buy a Casket

All You Need to Know About Cremation Caskets: How to Buy a Casket

Choosing a cremation casket is an essential consideration for...

January 22, 2021

After a Death: Who to Notify Immediately After Someone Has Died

After a Death: Who to Notify Immediately After Someone Has Died

This guide explains what you need to do straight away after a...

January 8, 2021

What Happens to Your Body During the Cremation Process? A Step-by-Step Guide

What Happens to Your Body During the Cremation Process? A Step-by-Step Guide

We’ve built this step-by-step guide for understanding how cre...

November 23, 2020

Guide to Buying a Cremation Urn: Where to Buy Urns for Cremated Remains?

Guide to Buying a Cremation Urn: Where to Buy Urns for Cremated Remains?

When purchasing an urn, there is a myriad of things to consid...

November 5, 2020

How to Close Accounts and Cancel Services After a Death: Who to Notify and How

How to Close Accounts and Cancel Services After a Death: Who to Notify and How

Managing the leftover accounts of someone who has passed can ...

October 26, 2020

What is Embalming? And is it Legally Required for a Funeral?

What is Embalming? And is it Legally Required for a Funeral?

Contrary to common belief, embalming is not legally required ...

October 22, 2020

Going Green: How to Make Environmentally Friendly Funeral Plans

Going Green: How to Make Environmentally Friendly Funeral Plans

With the impending climate crisis, we are all looking for way...

October 14, 2020

Dealing with a Funeral Home: A Guide to Funeral Contracts and Consumer Rights

Dealing with a Funeral Home: A Guide to Funeral Contracts and Consumer Rights

We’re here to help you demystify some of the lesser-known par...

August 26, 2020

Funeral Planning on a Budget: The Best Ways to Save on the Costs of a Funeral

Funeral Planning on a Budget: The Best Ways to Save on the Costs of a Funeral

We're on a mission to provide a cost-efficient, simple and tr...

January 5, 2020

Cremation vs Burial: How to Choose

Cremation vs Burial: How to Choose

Cremation vs. burial is a choice families are making these days as funeral traditions and preferences change. Her...

January 5, 2020

Cremation Cost: What are common funeral fees in Canada?

Cremation Cost: What are common funeral fees in Canada?

Cremation cost in Canada varies largely depending on which company is used. We outline the fees to expect for a b...

January 5, 2020