Obituaries

DONATO DE NICOLA
B: 1940-02-20
D: 2022-08-17
View Details
DE NICOLA, DONATO
STEPHEN HAASE
B: 1958-02-08
D: 2022-08-17
View Details
HAASE, STEPHEN
ROMILDA PENDOLINO
B: 1935-03-28
D: 2022-08-14
View Details
PENDOLINO, ROMILDA
REGINA WAWRZYCKA
B: 1933-03-17
D: 2022-08-09
View Details
WAWRZYCKA, REGINA
BARBARA WILSON
B: 1931-01-18
D: 2022-07-30
View Details
WILSON, BARBARA
JOHN HUMENICK
B: 1945-09-02
D: 2022-08-11
View Details
HUMENICK, JOHN
MAREK ROSICKI
B: 1959-07-04
D: 2022-07-30
View Details
ROSICKI, MAREK
ALLAN BROOKS
B: 1954-02-14
D: 2022-08-07
View Details
BROOKS, ALLAN
DANIELA JAREMA
B: 1928-01-03
D: 2022-08-08
View Details
JAREMA, DANIELA
DOUGLAS COOMBS
B: 1944-03-30
D: 2022-07-31
View Details
COOMBS, DOUGLAS
SHEE HOW CHO
B: 1931-07-01
D: 2022-07-30
View Details
CHO, SHEE HOW
VICTOR GEORGE HILL
B: 1938-11-18
D: 2022-08-06
View Details
HILL, VICTOR GEORGE
JUNE PATON
B: 1936-06-18
D: 2022-08-08
View Details
PATON, JUNE
JANINA DOLEGOWSKI
B: 1936-10-10
D: 2022-07-29
View Details
DOLEGOWSKI, JANINA
REID MacMASTER
B: 1998-12-30
D: 2022-07-30
View Details
MacMASTER, REID
ALICE McLENNAN
B: 1924-09-09
D: 2022-07-22
View Details
McLENNAN, ALICE
LISE CHENGKAION
B: 1946-11-18
D: 2022-07-14
View Details
CHENGKAION, LISE
PANKAJ DEB
B: 1937-01-01
D: 2022-07-17
View Details
DEB, PANKAJ
Margaret Guest
B: 1928-06-17
D: 2020-05-01
View Details
Guest, Margaret
GERARDO CANZOLINO
B: 1941-10-15
D: 2022-07-13
View Details
CANZOLINO, GERARDO
SHANE GARDINER
B: 1965-10-12
D: 2022-07-04
View Details
GARDINER, SHANE

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
63 Mimico Avenue
Toronto, ON M8V 1R2
Phone: 416-251-7531
Fax: 416-251-5236

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.