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After the loss of a love one


When someone dies, there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Please refer to our What To Do When Someone Has Passed Away Guide for information regarding the organizations that should be contacted and the affairs that should be dealt with following a death.

Death Certificate & Registration

A death certificate is the official record of a registered death in Nova Scotia.

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Funeral Directors


Funeral Directors assume responsibility for certain activities when someone dies and is entrusted to their care.

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