After the Funeral

Government of Canada

Topic: Being an estate representative and settling the estate.

Government of Canada website of What to do when someone dies. Please click this link.

Government of Ontario website of What to do when someone dies. Please click this link.

Apply for Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) : Please click this link.


Province of Ontario link explaining Probate:

Please click here.


Proof of death certificates:

In Ontario, the Funeral Home chosen 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 Death Benefit

Please visit the Government of Canada page for information regarding the Canada Pension Death Benefit.

Link to Government of Canada Website


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.

Link to Government of Canada Website.

Other Pensions: Contact those organizations to see what forms they require.


Canceling an Ontario Health Card and driver’s license

To cancel a family member’s health card following their death, you can visit a Service Ontario Centre (London: 231 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1H1)
Phone number: 1-800-267-8097       

  • Print the Change of information form, complete sections A & F
  • Return the Ontario Health card along with a Funeral Director’s Proof of Death Certificate

Canceling a Canadian Passport:

If the passport is valid, you should mail it to:

Passport Program
22 rue de Varennes St.
Gatineau QC J8T 8R1

Include a copy of the death certificate and a letter telling the government to cancel the passport of the deceased person

Phone number: 1-800-267-8097

You don’t need to return an expired passport. However, if you want the government to securely destroy it, send a note and a copy of the death certificate along with the expired passport asking for its destruction.

For passports from other countries, contact the consulate or embassy of the country.


Notify Canada Revenue Agency:

Please click this Government Link for more information


Notify Veteran's Affairs Canada:

Link to Canadian Veteran's Affairs

If the deceased was receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Call 1-800-465-7113.