• Send acknowledgment to those who sent flowers, brought food, or gave their time to be of service (can be a written note, newspaper ad etc.). It’s not necessary to send an acknowledgement card to every person who signed the guest book, although you may if you wish.
  • Locate the will and notify the lawyer and executor.
  • Check carefully all life insurance and death benefits, including Social Insurance, fraternal, and military. Also check on income for survivors from these sources. 
  • Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards. Some may carry insurance clauses that will cancel them. 
  • If deceased was living alone, notify utilities and landlord and tell post office where to send mail.

You may need to notify:

  • Bank
  • Employers
  • Insurance agents
  • Utility Companies
  • Post Office

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