Obituaries

Douglas Hawley
B: 1940-07-07
D: 2018-12-05
View Details
Hawley, Douglas
Dorothy Strickland
B: 1924-01-20
D: 2018-12-04
View Details
Strickland, Dorothy
Robert Curwood
B: 1947-02-12
D: 2018-12-03
View Details
Curwood, Robert
Barbara Fear
B: 1931-12-26
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
Fear, Barbara
Vivian Badgley
B: 1925-10-06
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
Badgley, Vivian
Kimberly Switzer
B: 1967-12-02
D: 2018-11-27
View Details
Switzer, Kimberly
Peter Wemp
B: 1950-08-25
D: 2018-11-21
View Details
Wemp, Peter
Bernadette Ferguson
B: 1916-06-14
D: 2018-11-19
View Details
Ferguson, Bernadette
Carole Sergeant
B: 1933-08-16
D: 2018-11-17
View Details
Sergeant, Carole
Joan Risto
B: 1940-09-04
D: 2018-11-17
View Details
Risto, Joan
Frank Smallegange
B: 1939-09-02
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
Smallegange, Frank
Clinton Ferguson
B: 1952-11-22
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
Ferguson, Clinton
Margaret Snider
B: 1946-12-07
D: 2018-11-11
View Details
Snider, Margaret
Jean Dimmer
B: 1932-03-19
D: 2018-11-11
View Details
Dimmer, Jean
William McGill
B: 1926-03-15
D: 2018-11-10
View Details
McGill, William
Derrick Splinter
B: 1970-09-10
D: 2018-11-09
View Details
Splinter, Derrick
Elizabeth Kent
B: 1944-02-04
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Kent, Elizabeth
Miranda Shaddick
B: 1990-02-13
D: 2018-11-04
View Details
Shaddick, Miranda
Florence Beggs
B: 1940-03-09
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Beggs, Florence
Claire Muller
B: 1927-09-29
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Muller, Claire
Allan Garrah
B: 1945-12-08
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Garrah, Allan

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
980 Collins Bay Rd
Kingston, ON K7M 5H2
Phone: (613) 634-3722
Fax: (613) 634-7100

Advance Directives

We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of living responsibly, which involves preparing for the realities of life. While we believe making the decisions involved in funeral pre-planning is one reflection of a responsible mindset, we also know the critical importance of completing an advance directive.

What is an Advance Directive?

Sometimes called advance care directives, these document ensure that your wishes will be carried out in the future.

An advance care directive is "used to document your care wishes so your substitute decision-maker can refer to it when making care decisions for you in the future, if and when you can't make those decisions for yourself." When properly signed and witnessed, an advance care directive will provide guidance for medical and health care decisions in the event the individual becomes incompetent and can no longer make such decisions.

Other Things to Know about Advance Directives

  • Governing laws vary so be sure to obtain an advance directive that complies with your province's laws.
  • You do not need an attorney to complete an advance directive.
  • If you reside in more than one province, you should complete an advance directive for each province where you spend a significant amount of time.
  • There are no time limitations on advance directives. A signed advance directive remains in force until a new one is completed.
  • Periodically review your advance directive to make sure it still reflects your desires. If it doesn't, don't try to amend it; simply complete a new one.
  • Paramedics and emergency medical technicians cannot recognize or honour a living will or medical power of attorney. They are obligated to do their best to stabilize the patient and get them to the hospital. When you are in the care of hospital personnel, your advance directive becomes valid.

What's Involved in Preparing an Advance Directive?

Dying with Dignity Canada explains that "writing an Advance Care Plan involves much more than simply filling out a form. It is essential to take time for reflection and discussion to ensure your Plan reflects your values, beliefs and wishes."

There are many resources available online to assist and guide you in writing your Advance Directive. 

Where to Obtain an Advance Directive Form

It's fairly easy to get a copy of the advance care directive form for your province. Your local hospital is a reliable source, as federal law requires every hospital to not only provide information about advance directives to people in their service area, they are also required to share valuable information about the related laws in your province. Contact your local hospital to learn more. Your family physician may also have advance directive forms available for patients.

Dying with Dignity Canada also offers Advance Care Planning Kits to assist you in making your advance care directive. 

Source:

www.seniors.gov.on.ca
www.dyingwithdignity.ca