A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
We now offer engraving services to families to help commemorate their loved ones. With cemetery markers, benches, or other options.
Canada Pension Plan-Income Security Program Local Offices:
2nd Floor - 4980 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4L1
2643 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3H8
#201-126 E. 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2P9
7404 King George Highway, Surrey, B.C. V3W 0L4
If a death occurs as a result of a workplace accident there maybe benefits available. You may contact W.C.B directly at 604-273-2266 or write to:
Workers Compensation Board
6951 Westminster Highway
Old Age Security
The Old Age Security Office should be notified as soon as possible following the death. At this time they will cancel the benefits of the deceased. The estate is entitled to the cheque that is issued in the same month that the death occurs. This maybe deposited directly into the amount of the deceased. Should a cheque inadvertently arrive the following month, it must be returned immediately and marked deceased. When calling the Old Age Security Office, be prepared to give the following:
Name, Address, and Telephone
Was there a Will?
The identity card should be mailed to:
Old Age Security
P.O. Box 1177
Toll Free: 1-800-277-9914
B.C. Medical Plan:
You may call the Medical Services Plan of B.C. to inform them of the death. Please have the B.C. Care Card of the deceased available. A note explaining that the death has occurred along with the Care Card should be mailed to:
Medical Services Plan of B.C.
P.O. Box 1600
Vancouver Telephone: 604-683-7151
Criminal Injury Compensation
The Criminal Injury Compensation Act of B.C. provides compensation within certain limitations for personal injury or death resulting from a crime in B.C.. The Workers Compensation Board administers Criminal Injury Compensation for the Province. You may contact the office at:
Department of Veteran Affairs:
Generally, funeral and burial grants are available for the deceased veterans who at the time of their death were receiving one or more of the following:
War Veterans Allowance
Disability Pension From D.V.A.
Eligible for Treatment Benefits
A person with little or no assets may also be eligible. For further information you may contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at:
1-800-268-0248 or 604-572-3242
Property Titles owned in joint tenancy may be transferred into the surviving spouses name prior to probate by presenting the original death certificate to the Land Titles Registry Office. A form must be filled out. For further information cotnact:
B.C. Land Titles Office
80- 6th Street
New Westminster, B.C.