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Perhaps the single most important document you’ll need in the coming weeks, the Funeral Directors Statement of Death is important for:
Legal Reasons: The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death.
The Funeral Directors Statement of Death is used in the application for insurance benefits, settlement of pension claims, and transfer of title of real and personal property.
Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the Funeral Directors Statement of Death. You will be given 10 of these statements from your Funeral Director.
The death certificate which is signed by the Doctor is used for Vital Statistics, for this reason the funeral home turns in the death certificate to the city clerks office when we register the death. This document is the source for provincial and national mortality statistics. It is needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts. It is used to determine which medical conditions receive research and development funding, to set public health goals and policies, and to measure health status at local, state, national, and international levels. This data is valuable as a research tool and by influencing research funding.
In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate. These certificates are sometimes needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures.
If you have questions about obtaining copies of a Death Certificate, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-death-certificate-online or you can call us, We’re here to assist you.