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What to do when a death has happened

When you lose a loved one, it is an extremely vulnerable moment. At the same time, there’s a lot to look through and so many decisions to make. When arranging a burial, we want you to feel supported, and cared about as you make preparations.

THMP Memorial Garden Main Pillar

What comes first

The first steps are the hardest. Here’s what you can do now:


If you or your loved one has a prearranged burial lot with THMP, contact one of our Jewish community chapels


If the deceased was a member of a synagogue, temple, or burial society, contact their place of affiliation as soon as possible. Please also connect with one of our community funeral Chapels.


If the deceased was Jewish and had no prearranged right to burial, contact a community funeral chapel to arrange a burial in one of our cemeteries.

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Visit the Ontario government guide for a detailed overview of what to do when someone dies.

Please try to gather the following information before you meet with the chapel’s staff:

  • Full name of your loved one
  • Address of the deceased
  • Marital status
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Date of birth and place of birth
  • Name of spouse (including maiden name if applicable)
  • Father’s name (including birthplace)
  • Mother’s name (including maiden name and birth place)
  • Occupation and type of employment
  • The Estate’s legal representative (executor/executrix, estate trustee)

Helpful Resources

If you need more assistance, call us at (416) 635-5595, and we will guide you through your options.

Consumer Information Guide

Bereavement Authority of Ontario

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What to do when Someone has died

Canada Revenue Agency

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What to do when somone dies


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