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Immediate Need: What to Do When Someone Dies

what to do when someone dies handshakeDo you know what to do when someone dies? The truth is most people do not. When a death occurs, there are many decisions, phone calls and legal arrangements that need to be made in a timely fashion all while dealing with the grief and bereavement associated with losing a loved one. This page of our website is meant to provide you with the knowledge of what to do and who to contact when someone dies. At Orangeville Cremation, we understand that making end-of-life decisions can be quite challenging, so we invite you to explore our cremation pre-planning in Caledon and Orangeville.  There are many benefits to planning ahead, however, we know that it is not always possible.

It is important before continuing, that we say how sorry we are for your loss and express our deepest condolences to you and your family. Now that a death has occurred, it is time to make some crucial decisions. In order to connect you with the correct resources and services, you need to first provide us with some important information about the deceased. Using the form below, we will be able to take the next steps towards taking care of your deceased loved one. Be sure to include as many details as possible to guarantee the best possible service. The information that you must provide includes biographical information, military record (if applicable) and service preferences. Our commitment to providing compassionate and personalized service involves collaborating with families immediately when someone dies. 


I. Biographical Information
Full Name:
Date of Death:
City Name:
Zip Code:
Telephone Number:
Email Address:
Date of Birth: (month/day/year)
City of Birth:
State of Birth:
Highest Education Level:
Please select Grade/Years of Education completed:
Social Security Number: For security reasons, we will contact you to complete the pre-arrangement.
Residence History:
Father's Name:
Father's City of Residence:
Mother's Name:
Mother's City of Residence:
Mother's Maiden Name:
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Maiden Name:
Survivors' Names and Cities of Residence
Relatives Who Have Preceded In Death
Business Type:
Company Name:
Church Membership:
Lodge or Union Name:

II. Military Record

Branch of Service:
Serial Number:
Date Enlisted: (month/day/year)
Date of Discharge: (month/day/year)
Rank at Discharge:
Location of a Copy of Discharge (DD214):
Time of Military Service:
Military Honors at Graveside:
Flag Preference for Service:

III. Service Preferences

Type of Service:
Visitation Hours:
Person in Charge of Arrangements:
Officiating Clergy:
Flower Preference:
Music Selection:
Outer Container Preference: (for ground burial)
Cemetery Name:
Cemetery Location:
The cemetery property is in the name of:

Miscellaneous Notes and Instructions:

Please select one of the options below:

Please send me information

Please contact me to schedule an appointment

Please place my information on file


Thank you for taking the time to fill out this form. Now that you have communicated your immediate need with our firm, we invite you to explore our website for more applicable information that may help in the funeral planning process. For example, if a Veteran is being entrusted into our care, you may want to look at our veteran cremation services. Service offerings like these are our way of showing gratitude to our nation’s veterans. In addition, we offer some flexible cremation options that include affordable prepaid cremation and more.

If you are in need of additional information that you can’t find on our website or want to know more details about our service offerings, do not hesitate to contact us at any time. As proud members of this community, we are committed to providing the best possible service to the families of Caledon and Orangeville.