A Certified Death Certificate is not always necessary. A Funeral Directors Statement Of Death can be obtained through a Funeral Director and is often all that you require (saving the estate money). It is a good idea to obtain multiple copies of the Funeral Director’s Statements of Death as most agencies require a certified certificate and not a photocopy.
Funeral Director’s Statements of Death are used as official notification of death to some or all of the below examples.
- Employer of the deceased
- Employer of friends and family for bereavement leave
- Airlines for compassionate travel
- Automobile insurance companies
- House insurance companies
- Life insurance companies
- Air miles
- Credit card companies
- Car financing companies
- Revenue Canada
- Canada Pension