What Do I Do Now?

In the event of a family member's death please contact us at 416-293-5211. We at Ogden's have someone available to take your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you have any inquiries.

Many people inquire of us as to what they must do when a death occurs in various places. Below are a few of the possible situations that may apply.

If death is imminent:

Please spend this important time with your family. Once the death has occurred contact Ogden’s and we will arrange for the transfer of your family member to the funeral home and a convenient time will be arranged with the funeral director to help organize a funeral for your loved one.

If the death occurs:

  1. Inform family members;

  2. Contact Ogden’s for the transfer and time for making funeral arrangement;

  3. Contact clergy (if applicable).

  1. Inform family members;

  2. Contact Ogden’s for the transfer and time for making funeral arrangement;

  3. Contact clergy (if applicable).

  1. Contact the attending physician or palliative care worker;

  2. Inform family members;

  3. Contact Ogden’s for the transfer and time for making funeral arrangement; 

  4. Contact clergy (if applicable).

  1. Call emergency 911;

  2. Inform family members;

  3. Once emergency personnel have given permission please contact Ogden's for the transfer and time for making funeral arrangements;

  4.  Contact clergy (if applicable).

Information Needed:

This information is necessary to register a death with the provincial government and/or is helpful when preparing newspaper death notices.

  • Deceased's Full Legal Name and Address

  • Social Insurance Number

  • Date of Birth

  • Place of Birth

  • Occupation

  • Deceased’s Father's Name & Birth Place

  • Deceased’s Mother's Maiden Name & Birth Place

 

Please bring in the following items:

  • Deceased's ID (i.e. passport, SIN card, birth certificate, citizenship card or landed immigrant documents)

  • Photograph

  • Clothing

  • Cemetery Ownership Papers



The Ogden Funeral Home will:

  • Arrange the transfer of your family member to our funeral home.

  • Arrange for a funeral director to meet with you at an appointed time.

  • Arrange the funeral details with you, your clergy and cemetery of your choice.


Your funeral director will assist you with the following decisions:

  • Burial/Cremation/Entombment

  • Location & Official for Ceremony

  • Family & Public Visitation Hours

  • Selection of Casket/Vault/Urn

  • Cemetery Arrangements

  • Flowers

  • Newspaper Notices

  • Donations

  • Pallbearers

  • Transportation Needs

  • Memorial Cards

  • Clothing

  • Memory Table Display Articles

  • Reception

This list is not all inclusive. We will provide additional options to assist in making your family member's funeral unique.