Government of Canada Link: Topic: Being an estate representative and settling the estate
Province of Ontario link explaining Probate: Please click here
Proof of death certificates: In Ontario, the Funeral Home choosen to provide services will issue will provide proof of death certificates. The Hodges Funeral provides an unlimited amount. If an Ontario Certified Death Certificate is required (some situations require them as they include cause of death information), click here for the Government Link
Applying for the Canadian Pension
Applying for the Canadian Pension Survivor's Death Benefit
The survivor's pension can be applied for by a person who is legally married or in a common law relationship with a person who has died. May also apply to children of the deceased who are under the age of 18 or between the ages of 18 and 25 attending school, college or university full-time.
Please visit the Government of Canada page for information regarding the Canada Pension Survivor's Death Benefit.
Ontario Health Card and driver’s license
To cancel a family member’s health card following their death, you can visit a ServiceOntario Centre:
St. Marys: 194 Queen Street West St. Marys ON N4X 1A4
Bring the following with you:
the health card
proof of death certificate (issued from the funeral home
Print the Change of information form, complete sections A & F
For drivers license: Bring a proof of death certificate and the deceased’s drivers license