Generally speaking, many people don’t know where to start when a death occurs. Suddenly, you are faced with a large number of administrative and legal formalities.

At the Haut-Richelieu Funeral Complex, we carry out these steps for you.

The funeral director prepares the proof of death and sends it to the Registrar of Civil Status along with the death certificate produced by the physician. Our advisors take care of the follow-ups with the various ministries and organizations. The above procedure only applies to deaths that occur in Quebec.



Administrative Commission for Pensions and Insurance Plans;

Occupational Health and Safety Commission;

Chief Firearms Officer of Quebec;

Public Curator of Quebec;

Ministry of Health and Social Services—Department of Indigenous Affairs;

Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity;

Quebec Health Insurance Plan;

Quebec Pension Plan;

Quebec Building Authority;

Quebec Automobile Insurance Company;

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada;

Canada Revenue Agency;

Service Canada.

For additional information regarding the declaration of death, consult the site of the civil status:

In the event that a death occurs outside of Quebec, you may request that the certificate of death issued by the competent authorities of the country or province concerned to be entered in the Quebec civil status registry.

By doing so, it is possible to obtain copies or a death certificate from the Directeur of Civil Status.

The Government of Quebec provides a guide entitled “What to do in the event of a death,” which provides valuable information on the various steps to take in the event of a fatality. You can also visit the sites listed below to learn more. We are equally available to answer your questions and assist you in this process.

Leaves and absences (Death—Suicide)—Commission des normes du travail :

Recherche de testament (Will search) — Chambre des notaires du Québec :

Rôle du liquidateur de la succession (Responsibilities of the liquidator of the estate) — Registre des droits personnels :

Inventory and distribution of property—Revenu Québec :

Income tax returns of a deceased person—Revenu Québec and Revenu Canada :

Application for survivors’ benefits—Régie des rentes du Québec :

Insurance—OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance OLHI: