Our After Care service was established to help the families we serve complete the necessary applications for benefits and organize important documents and paperwork.
Our After Care counselor is available to meet with you in the comfort of your own home. They will help you fill out forms and take care of notifications in a timely manner to help avoid extra legal costs, penalties, or delays in processing benefits. (Our After Care service should not replace your legal or financial advisors. It is only designed to help expedite the process).
Here are some of the things we can help you with:
Government benefits such as Old Age Security
Canada Pension Death and Survivors' Benefit Applications
A Celebrant is a person who seeks to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. They serve by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the deceased.
The Celebrant offers an alternative to a service provided by a clergy person for those families who are not affiliated with a church or who do not wish to have a religious funeral.
The Celebrant has been trained to create a unique service by incorporating stories, music, and memories that reflect on the life lived.
The Celebrant will schedule a meeting with the family. Family members are then encouraged to share memories, anecdotes and defining moments of the loved one's life. The service will be based on these memories, and family and friends are welcome to participate.
The Shawn Jackson Funeral Home has a certified celebrant who is available to families that are not affiliated with a church or religious institute.
Skype Visitation and Funerals
There are times when family are unable to attend the visitation or funeral of their loved one. It may be that they are on holidays or that they live in another part of the country. In these cases, we offer our families the option to use Skype for visitations or funerals. Family and friends at the funeral home can visit, talk and pay their respect to members of the family who are unable to attend the visitation. The family members who can't attend, will also have the ability to observe the funeral.
A video tribute is a custom designed DVD video production combining a sequence of photos, paintings, drawings, poems, etc. synchronized to music. Video tributes allow us to create a video that helps the family share special moments and celebrates the life of a loved one. It recalls special memories in which loved ones are remembered for a lifetime. The video tribute becomes a treasured keepsake for the family to share with generations to come.