Mosque’s representative picks up the deceased’s body from the Hospitals/Retirement home/Airports or deceased’s residence and brings it to the Mosque.STEP 2: PAPERWORK AT MOSQUE
i) Statement of Death – Form 15, (When the funeral arrangements are made, family member or a close relative must sign a Statement of Death (Form 15), prepared by Mosque volunteer, in the presence of a family member’s witness.
ii) Family Questionnaire (This FQ form will provide to the deceased’s family member by the Mosque volunteer)
iii) Burial Services & Cemetery Information
Throughout this process, Mosque volunteers will assist the family in filling out and verifying all forms and documents.STEP 3: Apply for a Legal Death Certificate:
The Mosque will issue a temporary “Proof of Death Certificate” to the family of the deceased. This certificate may be required for the settlement of legal issues such as bank accounts, insurance claims, inheritance, etc. The next of kin is required to apply for a legal “Death Certificate” via Service Ontario. For other provinces, please check with your local Municipal Office website.
Applying for a “Death Certificate” requires two documents. You can apply only after funeral and burial services is done:
The certified copy of death registration does not include medical cause of death. Download and complete the Request for Death Certificate applicationSTEP 4: WHAT TO DO IF A MEMBER DIES AT HOME
If the member pass away at home, dial 911. A coroner (Investigation Officer) will come to your home and will issue a Medical Certificate of Death. If the member pass away at hospital, in that case, doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Death(Form 16).
Our partnering Mosque has a well-equipped mortuary to perform Ghusl (final bath) and prepare the body for burial.NOTE:
Please ensure that the information of the deceased on the “Death Certificate” is accurate. If you notice any inaccuracies, please request the authority to make the corrections. BMFS area coordinator is available all hours of the day and week. When contacting them, be ready to provide deceased body’s pick up address, family contact number, time and place of death. BMFS is not responsible for handling or maintaining deceased’s paper works. It is Mosque and family’s responsibility. Nearest partnered Mosque arranges body pickup. Therefore pick up time and other pick up formalities will be conducted and maintained by the Mosque.
For additional question
Director, Member Affairs