When a Death Occurs




Contact Funeral Home

1-2 Days:

Locate will
Meet with funeral home
Contact family regarding date and time of service

3-7 Days:

Receive death certificate from Funeral Home
Contact bank, check accounts, investments and safety deposit box

Apply for Survivor Benefits:*

• Canada Pension Plan
• Insurance Policies
• Superannuation
• Department of Veterans Affairs
• WorkSafe BC

*Because each circumstance is different, contact us, your lawyer or estate planner for further details.

Important Telephone Numbers

Canada Pension Plan 1-800-277-9914
Department of Veterans Affairs 1-866-522-2122
Last Post Fund 1-800-268-0248
Medical Services Plan of BC 1-800-663-7100
Old Age Security 1-800-277-9914
Revenue Canada 1-800-959-8281
Vital Statistics 250-952-2681
WorkSafe BC 1-888-967-5377

Comox Valley Telephone Numbers

Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre 250-334-0707
Comox Valley Hospice Society 250-339-5533
Crisis Centre 250-334-2455
Cumberland Intermediate Care Unit 250-336-8531
Glacier View Lodge 250-338-1451
Government Agent’s Office 250-897-7500
ICBC 250-338-7731
Laurel Lodge 250-334-3083
Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance 1-866-866-0800
RCMP Victim’s Services 250-334-5979
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Courtenay 250-334-4322
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160, Comox 250-339-2022
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 28, Cumberland 250-336-2361
St. Joseph’s General Hospital 250-339-2242

Campbell River Telephone Numbers

Island Funeral Services Elk Falls Cremation and Reception Centre 250-287-3366
Campbell River District Hospital 250-287-7111
CR Hospice Society 250-286-1121
Evergreen Seniors Home 250-286-7274
Government Agent’s Office (Driver’s License & Health Care) 250-286-7555
ICBC 250-287-9104
New Horizons Community of Care 250-287-7166
Office of the Public Trustee 1-250-356-8160
RCMP Victim’s Services 250-286-5606
Crisis Line 250-287-7743
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 250-286-6831
Yucalta Lodge 250-286-1051