Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain Copies of the Funeral Director's Proof death certificate. It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept an original Funeral Director's Proof of death certificate and not photocopies.
*Please note that a Funeral Director Proof of Death Certificates does not indicate any medical cause of death or contributing factors and may only be released to a legal executor to the estate or to anyone with the written authorization from the estate trustee.
In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate. These certificates may be needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You can, for a fee, order them through the Funeral Director or directly from the Registrar of Vital Statistics for the province of Ontario.