Obituaries

Cecil Hart
B: 1953-02-21
D: 2019-12-07
View Details
Hart, Cecil
Jacob Critchley
B: 1941-04-10
D: 2019-12-04
View Details
Critchley, Jacob
Elizabeth Ayres
B: 1924-09-10
D: 2019-11-29
View Details
Ayres, Elizabeth
Germano Rego
B: 1943-07-07
D: 2019-11-27
View Details
Rego, Germano
Rosalie Soltis
B: 1940-02-06
D: 2019-11-27
View Details
Soltis, Rosalie
Crystal Bulek
B: 1980-10-31
D: 2019-11-22
View Details
Bulek, Crystal
Chad Sparks
B: 1975-08-11
D: 2019-11-14
View Details
Sparks, Chad
Andrew de la Mothe
B: 1938-11-11
D: 2019-11-10
View Details
de la Mothe, Andrew
Michael Whetstone
B: 1997-06-09
D: 2019-11-08
View Details
Whetstone, Michael
Kimberly Auliffe
B: 1969-03-15
D: 2019-11-07
View Details
Auliffe, Kimberly
Kenneth Scott
B: 1952-09-20
D: 2019-11-06
View Details
Scott, Kenneth
Teresa Picoto
B: 1936-11-01
D: 2019-11-02
View Details
Picoto, Teresa
Elizabeth Woolner
B: 1933-08-19
D: 2019-11-01
View Details
Woolner, Elizabeth
Allan Roberts
B: 1931-12-21
D: 2019-10-31
View Details
Roberts, Allan
Mark Woodley
B: 1982-06-24
D: 2019-10-16
View Details
Woodley, Mark
Armandino Santos
B: 1932-06-06
D: 2019-10-04
View Details
Santos, Armandino
William Horning
B: 1932-03-25
D: 2019-10-03
View Details
Horning, William
Patricia Legue
B: 1962-03-26
D: 2019-09-22
View Details
Legue, Patricia
Una Amos-Brown
B: 1928-01-15
D: 2019-09-12
View Details
Amos-Brown, Una
Maria Pereira
B: 1934-07-31
D: 2019-09-03
View Details
Pereira, Maria
Iva Leblanc
B: 1935-02-10
D: 2019-08-29
View Details
Leblanc, Iva

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1766 Franklin Boulevard
Cambridge, ON N3C 1N8
Phone: (519) 658-9366
Fax: (519) 658-4481

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.