You must receive confirmation from UBC that the donor has been accepted before continuing. Please call UBC's Body Donation Program at (604) 822-2578 for more information. Once you've made this telephone call, you can proceed with the online process.

Introduction

Under our provincial laws, only specific individuals are authorized to make funeral and cremation arrangements. We will quickly check to ensure you are the right person to make these cremation arrangements.

If there is a Will, the executor or person identified in the Will with authority to make funeral arrangements, or in the absence of a Will, the surviving spouse or close relative with authority to make funeral arrangements, should complete these forms.

If you are only assisting someone with paying for these cremation arrangements, they should be the person to complete these next set of questions. We recommend that you complete these forms together.

For whom are you making arrangements?

Please provide the full legal name as it were to appear on a birth certificate or passport.


Does the deceased have a Will?

Are you the executor or personal representative identified in the Will?

One death has occurred, Power of Attorney ceases and the exceutor, by default, is granted authority to make funeral and cremation arrangements.

A search to find the Will must be performed on your part. If there is a Will, the executor or authorized person as stated in the Will must be the person to make the online arrangements.

The following are some ideas about where to look for someone's Will. Keep in mind that if you are not the executor named in the Will, you may have no right to see the Will. If it turns out that the executor named is already deceased, others may then become entitled to apply for probate or administration.

  • Check any safe deposit box
  • Check all filing cabinets and safes in the home
  • Call any lawyer or law firm that you think the deceased dealt with, even if it appears that his or her dealings were for unrelated matters like a house purchase
  • If you have a copy of the Will but not the original, look at the signatures on the last page to see who the witnesses were. Most often, one of the witnesses is a lawyer whom you can contact
  • Call any accountant that you believe the deceased might have worked with
  • Call any former spouse to get the name of any lawyer that might know of a Will
  • If the lawyer listed on a Will is retired, call the Law Society for your province or territory. You may be advised of the lawyer's phone number.

If you need assistance, please contact our office. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (604) 857-5779.

As you are not the executor or personal representative listed in the Will, how are you related to the deceased?

In the case where the executor is unavailable or unwilling to complete the funeral and cremation arrangements, authorization falls to the person with the highest authority on the list below. If your require assistance, please contact our office for additional assistance. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (604) 857-5779.

You must review the Will to ensure you are the person authorized to carry out funeral arrangements.

Please contact our office for additional assistance. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (604) 857-5779.

In addition to being the executor, are you related to the deceased in any other way?

How are you related to the deceased?

In order to continue these arrangements, the person with the highest authority listed below order must make these funeral arrangements. If you are of lower priority, the person with highest priority must be contacted to proceed. If your require assistance, please contact our office for additional assistance. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (604) 857-5779.

Unfortunately, a person with authority to make funeral arrangements must be the person to make these online arrangements. Please call our office for additional assistance. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (604) 857-5779.


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