Chapter 2: When death happens
Notifying family and friends
Thank goodness for friends – Jamil kept me organized. He helped me make a list of who needed to be contacted, and then we decided who I should call myself, and he then offered to call the rest. It just made the task less weighty for me.
Whom to notify about a death
Family and friends soon hear of the death of someone close to them, but other people should also be notified. Click the arrows to view some of the people this might include.
The person’s employer, personal pension plan (if relevant), banks, and insurance companies (if relevant)
Spiritual advisers or leaders, if relevant
Any organizations or clubs of which the person was a member
Veterans Affairs Canada, Canada Pension Plan, or provincial social services departments if these agencies are involved in covering funeral expenses.
You don’t have to do this alone. You may want to ask friends or family members to assist in notifying other friends and family members.