When death occurs
When the death of family member or friend occurs, it hurts. When dealing with the loss of someone close to you, you will be confronted with a lot of difficult emotions: hurt, loss, fear and confusion. Our role is to help you deal with the reality of your loss, and prepare you for your future. Our mission statement is "Our Family Caring for Your Family," let us help.
Whether the death was expected or sudden; whether in the hospital or at home; there are arrangements that must be made. We'll help guide you to the funeral that helps you and your family deal with your loss.
We will assist you in completing the necessary documentation, arranging the service you want, as well as the location of the service and who will officiate.
Lean on our family so that we can help your family. When death occurs we invite your family to the comfort of our home because, "Our Family is Caring for Your Family."
Why Prearrange your Funeral?
For many families the idea of discussing funeral arrangements is very upsetting. Prearranging your funeral with us takes away the difficulty of important decision making for your family when they are not able to deal with the stress.
We will record your personal wishes, because this will help your loved ones deal with their loss. From our experience, when arranging a funeral at the time of death, having the direction and guidance from the deceased is a gift of kindness and thoughtfulness.
We will record service information, choice of disposition, preferred charities and who should represent your affairs. You may select specific service types, casket and outer container or urn. Tell us whatever is important to you in dealing with the loss that will be experienced by your loved ones.
Information Required to Plan
Much of the same information is required to prearrange a funeral as is needed to arrange a funeral at the time of death. Due to this fact it only makes sense to prearrange the funeral, for it's merely gathering and recording necessary information in advance.
We have listed the information that will be required at the time of arrangements. Some of the information is needed to properly register documentation with the province, some to assist the application of death and survivors benefits, as well as matters of estate.
Funeral Arrangements Information:
- Name of deceased as recorded on birth certificate
- Social Insurance Number
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth
- Proper civic address of residence
- Marital status
- Spouses name including maiden name if applicable
- Father's full name and birthplace
- Mother's maiden name, given names as well as birthplace
Additional Items to bring to arrangement appointment:
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage certificate or license
- Ontario Health Card
- If veteran, veteran's regimental number
- Social Insurance Number of spouse (for C.P.P. applications)
- A photo of the deceased as they should be remembered
- Clothing- whatever the family chooses is appropriate. (Long sleeves and High neckline are recommended.)
- Jewelry all items must be itemized with the funeral home
All information recorded with the Mitchell Funeral Home, is recorded and stored in full compliance of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act, effective January 1, 2004. No information will be traded or exchanged, unless otherwise directed.
News & Updates
Did you know that in our area cremation has become very common. Cremation is simply an alternative form of disposition rather then burial. Cremation does not reflect on the service that is held to remember the life lived or to provide support and comfort to those who grief.
Alternatively if a cremation without memorialization is desired, we at the Mitchell Funeral Home can assist you with this choice. But, we will still provide to you our knowledge and support. We work hard for you and strive to keep our fees affordable as well as competitive.
A newer service across Ontario are cremation services, they advertise simple and affordable services, but simply they are doing what funeral homes have always done, but are limited to only dealing with dispositions.
As a funeral home owner, I just suggest, talk to your local funeral home first. Check out the level of service before and after the disposition as well as related fees. We are here to serve you 24/7.
Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017