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When a death happens, difficult decisions may follow and in a very short period of time. Whether the passing of a loved one is anticipated or happens in sudden circumstances, the compassionate support of a professional funeral director can help. As important is the reliable guidance of a reputable funeral home whose team members are compassionate yet also competent and licensed to perform the services that bring your loved one to their final state of rest. One of these critical behind the scenes services is the proper transfer of the deceased. 

Can-Trust-Funeral’s Richmond based funeral home services attends to the unseen details pertaining to the transport of the deceased. The team of professional funeral directors serving the Lower Mainland advises on these points of care in transport whether you are fulfilling your loved ones request for a funeral arrangement   burial, cremation, celebration of life or their wish to have their  remains laid to rest in another country.

The funeral director is responsible for the transfer of the deceased. These are some of the services you should be able to count on a reputable, reliable and licensed funeral home to handle for you with respect and integrity:

Transfer after death

The deceased is transferred, usually from the hospital, by either the funeral home’s own in-house transfer by a funeral director or licensed staff member, or a proven, decent transfer company.

Ensure first necessary documents are secured in the transport

The funeral director needs to get signed permission from the executor for the hospital to release the remains to the funeral home.

This form is normally signed at the initial arrangement meeting at the funeral home.  After this is signed, the funeral director calls the hospital or care home to see if the remains have been released by the doctor. They are then able to transfer the deceased into the care of the funeral home itself.

Other essential paperwork is often transferred at this time. Find a previous post regarding paperwork here.

Transport within the city to procedures

A licensed funeral home with professional funeral directors will oversee a family’s needs for preparation of body, cremation, venues for rituals, wakes or other arrangements discussed with the executor.

What if arrangements must be made to transport the body beyond the region or out of country?

Repatriation to or from other countries requires a lot of documentation. The documents are created in the communications between the funeral director and consulate of the country.

A properly licensed and trained funeral director can handle all the relevant documentations and meet all the regulations. This may include obtaining all permits for other jurisdictions, Transport Canada licenses to transfer the body and ensuring the vehicle, a leak proof container, and all protocols are satisfactorily met for regional or international transport.

We are here to help. Can-Trust-Funerals Ltd. provides reliable, straightforward and affordable service, and with compassion, always.

Before you engage with any funeral homes, please call Can-Trust-Funeral at 604-376-7975 or email to book a free professional consultation. You are never obligated.

Can-Trust’s team of licensed funeral directors, provide funeral services in Burnaby, funeral services in Richmond, Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland.

Phone: 604-376-7975


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