After a Death: What to Do When Someone Dies
Find out what to do when someone dies in British Columbia. When someone dies, you will make decisions about what to do next. Find out the first steps, discover support options and learn about funerals and wills. While each situation is different, these pages guide you in the right direction.
Find out the first things to do when someone dies. Learn who you need to contact, how to honour someone’s wishes and how to get help. Get an understanding of the decisions you will make.
Access emotional, financial and legal support resources. Find resources for Indigenous Peoples and support for Veterans. If you are having a hard time, there are people who can help.
Find a funeral home and learn what they can do. Learn about different memorial options in British Columbia and discover how to plan a funeral or memorial.
Learn how to find a will and how to carry out the will. If there’s no will, see what to do.
Discover the meaning of some words or phrases that are used when we talk about death.