FAQs ANORA can help answer your funeral related questions

FAQs

Imminent or
at Need FAQ

Imminent or
at Need FAQ

The law states that we can take direction from immediate next of kin. There is a hierarchy starting with spouse, then adult child, adult grandchild and goes from there. We can guide you.
There is CPP death benefit that is a one-time lump sum benefit of $2500. Those who paid into CPP are eligible. If the estate has no means to pay for the funeral, the executor may apply to the Ministry of Social Development - Burial Program. This program ensures that those who can prove the lack of funds, are cared for when they die.
Yes. We can expedite a cremation, however, by law, we have to wait at least 48 hours from time of death.
By law and for practical reasons, a deceased person must be in a cremation container. A casket may be necessary if there is a visitation or event with body present prior to the cremation.
No. Any funeral provider can bury in any cemetery. You may consider a locally owned funeral provider, such as ANORA, for personalized, caring service at a reasonable price.
Embalming is not a legal requirement, but is necessary for air travel and may be optimal for a delayed viewing or delayed service.
Yes. ANORA can assist you in sheltering your loved one in the privacy of your home, should that be your desire.
Yes. Sending some personal items with your loved one may give you comfort. Glass, plastic and batteries are however prohibited for safety and practicality.
Yes. Sometimes when a decision isn’t made at the time, making a decision on your own doesn’t become easier. We can guide you with options to figure out the final resting place that is ideal for your family.
Yes. You may, as long as family members are prepared with the reality of death and the changes that have occurred with their loved one. This is a personal choice that is ideal for some and not for others.
Yes. We can do both. This personalized Life Honouring Event can be the evening before or immediately following the funeral or burial. We are flexible and creative.
Yes. We refer to this as a Witness Cremation. For some, this is an important step in their grief process. This may be added to a standard cremation or Life Honouring Event.

Pre-arrangement
FAQ

Pre-arrangement
FAQ

Yes. When you pre-arrange and pre-pay with ANORA, the funds are securely in the care of Assurant Life of Canada. Pre-arranging is a gift to the people you love.
You are paying today’s prices for products and professional fees, therefore the prices will not increase. Your wishes will be followed and you will save your executor and loved ones a lot of stress during an already difficult time.
We would assist you in choosing a funeral provider in the new community. You would then assign the funds from Assurant to the “new” funeral provider.
No. Any funeral provider can bury in any cemetery. You may consider a locally owned funeral provider, such as ANORA, for personalized, caring service at a reasonable price.
By law and for practical reasons, a deceased person must be in a cremation container. A casket may be necessary if there is a visitation or event with body present prior to the cremation.
Embalming is not a legal requirement, but is necessary for air travel and may be optimal for a delayed viewing or delayed service.
Yes. ANORA can assist you in sheltering your loved one in the privacy of your home, should that be your desire.
Yes. Sometimes when a decision isn’t made at the time, making a decision on your own doesn’t become easier. We can guide you with options to figure out the final resting place that is ideal for your family.
Yes. You may, as long as family members are prepared with the reality of death and the changes that have occurred with their loved one. This is a personal choice that is ideal for some and not for others.
Yes. We can do both. This personalized Life Honouring Event can be the evening before or immediately following the funeral or burial. We are flexible and creative.
Yes. We refer to this as a Witness Cremation. For some, this is an important step in their grief process. This may be added to a standard cremation or Life Honouring Event.