At Basic Funerals and Cremation Choices - Jennett Memorial Centre, we take great pride in caring for our families, and will work tirelessly to provide you with a beautiful, lasting tribute to your loved one. In addition to the services we offer, you will receive an online memorial that you can share with family and friends. While honoring your loved one is our top priority, we also want to help you through this difficult time. We have a wide range of resources to support you not only today, but in the weeks and months to come.
A sampling of our offerings is listed below. Please call us at 1-705-722-6656 so we can help you through this process.
We can create a customized, online memorial for you to share with family and friends. The memorial includes the obituary and any photographs you wish to provide. It will serve as a place for visitors to post condolences, share memories, upload photos, and light candles in honour of your loved one.
We make it easy for friends and family to send flowers to your home or service to honour your loved one. We have partnered with local florists to offer the convenience of ordering directly from the obituary page of our website. You can also use this feature to select the flowers you would like at the service. This is a secure way to choose beautiful arrangements from the privacy and comfort of your home.
We reduce the stress of contacting those who need the details of the service for your loved one. We post the dates and times of the service as part of the online memorial on our website. You can then either share the memorial on your Facebook or Twitter page or copy the details from the site into an email or text. Both options give you the peace of mind that you have provided the necessary information to those who need it.
We offer one year of free daily grief support emails to the families we serve. It is important to us that we continue to comfort our families through the difficult days that the first year of grieving can bring.
Estate Care is a service we provide following the funeral or memorial service. Its sole purpose is to help survivors resolve some of the practical matters that can be most difficult after the loss of a loved one.
The list below will give you an idea of the ways in which our Estate Care Director is prepared to help. Our practice is to arrange for a time at your home within a day or two after the funeral or memorial service. Because we know there will be many things on your mind, you need only plan an hour or so.
Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security
• application for lump-sum death benefit
• application for income continuance
Retirement and Pensions
• private, provincial or federal application for survivor's benefits
• application for life insurance benefits
• updating beneficiaries on existing policies
• continuance of health insurance
Credit Card Cancellations
• contacting companies as needed (plus some little known advice about card cancellations)
Bank Account Updates
• adding names of children or other survivors
• confirming bank procedures for closing an account
• helpful information about joint accounts
Survivors Funeral Plan
• practical options for documenting your wishes
• consolidation of vital information
• certainty that loved ones will not overspend or be without resources