What steps do I need to take when someone dies?

The death of a loved one is a traumatic time for family and friends. The emotional turmoil that ensues can be made more difficult if plans haven’t been made for this eventuality. In this article, I’ve outlined a step-by-step process to follow when someone in your family, or someone for whom you are responsible, dies. I have generalized these steps based on information from my home country of Canada but they are largely applicable to the U.K. and the U.S. Always consult your local laws for details relevant to you. I also recognize that my suggestions are based on a…

Michael Williams, Ph.D.

I’m a certified End-of-Life Planning Facilitator who is also a storyteller, StoryCoach, writer, & radio host. Oh yeah, I play ukulele.

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