Cardinal's Extended Family Care Program

As part of our continuing care to the families we have served, Cardinal Funeral Homes is committed to easing the administrative burden of a death on the survivors. At no charge, we provide survivors with information on how to begin the process of settling the deceased’s estate – such things as making claims for life insurance and survivor’s pension benefits, cancelling or changing information for credit cards, transferring vehicles.

Our experienced counselors are available to help you sort through the process of completing the necessary paperwork as the result of a death. You will need all of the following personal information that applies to the deceased’s circumstances:

  • Association, club memberships and subscriptions
  • Birth certificate
  • Bank or credit union institution passbooks
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Bills – telephone, utility, cable, etc.
  • Automobile ownership and insurance policy
  • Death certificate
  • Health plan card (s)
  • Cemetery deeds and ownership
  • Credit cards
  • Contracts
  • Marriage certificate (s)
  • Income tax returns (previous two years)
  • Life insurance policy
  • Medical benefit cards
  • Military discharge papers
  • Mortgage and/or Load agreements
  • Employee pension plan
  • Pay stub from employer
  • Real estate and property title deeds
  • Safety deposit box keys
  • Social insurance number
  • Stocks, bonds, GICs, RRSPs, etc.
  • Will – formal or hand-written, and any codicils (additions)