2011-07-13 “Care Guides”

I have always felt that one of my jobs as a Funeral Director is to do whatever I can do to take some of the burden off families when a loved one dies.  Between the time my Mom died and her funeral I felt like I lived in my car because there were so many errands to do and so many things to take care of in such a short time…I was lucky that I had experience and didn’t have to go looking.  But what happened was I was absent for my family when they needed me most. 

When families choose the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, our home becomes their home and they become our boss.  We do whatever we can to make them comfortable and to tend to what needs to be done so that they can do what they need to do and that is to be close to family and to grieve.  And it doesn’t stop there.  After a Funeral Service there are many things that need to be done; Canada Pension Forms need to be submitted, government identifications need to be returned, credit cards need to be cancelled etc. etc.  We have ALWAYS helped ALL families with these tasks at no extra charge.  At the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, it doesn’t matter what level of services that you purchase; we see it as our responsibility to help everyone. 

We also have a CARE Guide that we give to each family that has valuable information for executors or anyone who is involved in settling an estate.  It has explanations of the things that need to be taken care of after a person dies and how to go about doing it.  There are phone numbers for Pension Plans and credit card companies, information on how to obtain Certified Copies of Provincial Death Certificates, etc. etc.  These books are available to anyone, regardless of who your Funeral Service provider was.  Just drop by and pick one up or call and we can mail one out to you. 

At the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, we DO help.