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.
Transferring your funeral arrangements
If you’re considering transferring to Mitchell Funeral Home, the process is quite simple. There are no extra fees and the client doesn’t have to make any awkward phone calls or explain their decisions to their previous provider. We handle all of that and are here to ensure your wishes are clearly laid out.
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
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:
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.