After the Funeral
CommissionerGovernment 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:
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
Click here for a PDF of the application form.
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.
The survivor`s pension application requires a copy of the marriage license. If you are unable to find your marriage license, it can be ordered online: Click here for the provincial link. For common law spouses, a form called the Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union must accompany the application. This form must be signed by a Commisioner of Oaths. Click here for the PDF of the form.
Click here for PDF the Canadian Pension Survivor's Death Benefit application form.
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.
- OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) 1-800-387-0813, click here
- HOOPP (Heathcare of Ontario Pension Plan) 1-888-333-3659
- OTPP (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan) 1-800-668-0105 link to their website
- Government of Canada Pension Centre 1-800-561-7930
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
Click here for the PDF of the Health card cancellation form.
- 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
Registration and Claims Branch
49 Place d'Armes
Canceling a Canadian Passport:
If the passport is valid, you should mail it to:
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.
Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home Ltd.
47 Wellington Street South, PO Box 304
St. Marys, Ontario
Phone: 1 (519) 284-2820
Text: (519) 520-0478
Fax: 1 (855) 719-1796