Common Asked Question
Visit our common asked questions webpages for answers about general cemetery and cremation information.
Waterloo Region Record Obituaries
Find a listing of obituaries and memorials in Waterloo Region. Visit their website.
War Veterans Information
Last Post Fund is for families who are interested in applying for funding towards the funeral and burial arrangements of a war veteran. Visit their website.
Canada Pension Survivor Benefits
Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits are paid to a deceased contributor's estate, surviving spouse or common-law partner and dependent children. Visit their website.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO)
The BAO was established as a delegated administrative authority (DAA) on January 16, 2016 under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996. It is a not-for-profit corporation, responsible for administering provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 and associated regulations on behalf of the Ontario government. For more information about the BAO visit their website.
For more consumer information and a link to a free downloadable copy of the Consumer Information Guide, click here.
Local grief and coping resources:
Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) - Southwest
BFO is a non profit organization which provides support services to hundreds of families throughout mid-western Ontario who have experienced the death of a child or children. Visit their website.
The Coping Centre
Articles to assist with grief and coping including articles by Dr. Wolfelt. Visit their website.
Aids Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area (ACCKWA)
Emotional support for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Visit their website.
Carizon Family and Community Services
Individual, couple, family and group counselling. Offers fees for services on a sliding scale. Visit their website.
Hospice of Waterloo Region
Bereavement walking group, one on one bereavement support and children/teen support. Visit their website.
Kidslink Early Intervention Services
Resources on death and dying for children and adults. Visit their website.
K-W Counselling Services
Individual and family counselling and parenting groups. Offers fee for service on a sliding scale. Visit their website.
New Beginnings - Rockway Centre
Bereavement support for adults 50+ by trained volunteers who have grieved. Visit their website.
Other resources for bereavement:
- book stores
- family doctors
- funeral homes
- hospital chaplains
- individual counsellors
- places of worship
- web sites