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When A Loved One Dies


When a death occurs in a hospital or similar care facility, the nurses and staff will offer the family a choice of funeral services. When a death has occurred at home, call the RCMP.

Whatever the circumstances of death, one of your first calls should be to McKenna Funeral Services Ltd.. Janice is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. She will arrange a time that is convenient for you and your family to make your funeral arrangements.

Janice will assist with completing all the necessary funeral arrangements, such as receiving your loved one from the place of death (home or hospital) regardless of the hour or day, registering the death with the Government and obtaining either a burial or cremation permit, arranging details pertaining to the actual Funeral Service, such as the location, minister, music, memorial cards, flowers, cemetery arrangements, and numerous other tasks.

Janice can arrange to have your loved one returned to his or her home community by air for a funeral service. She can also drive remains to nearby communities in her funeral coach. 

Janice can issue the family a funeral director’s statement of death. This information is important for banks, government departments, pensions, investments.

The following people may require a call when applicable:

  • Your minister
  • place of worship,
  • immediate and extended family members
  • place of employment if absent from work

Ask for the assistance of other family members in making these calls.

McKenna Funeral Home, Yellowknife, NT 446-0411 or toll free 1-855-446-0411