Caring for the Deceased

Caring for a loved one at home after death is legal in British Columbia. The body of your loved one can lie at home until burial or cremation. Embalming is not essential nor required by law.

Legal Requirements

The legal authority to control the disposition of the body of the deceased person cannot be changed, and is in the following order of priority…

Required Forms

Registration of Death, required by the Department of Vital Statistics. Medical Certificate of Death, supplied and completed by physician…