You may want to amend or cancel a contract for personal reasons, for instance, after a move.

Amending a contract

Making amendments to a prearranged funeral services contract and a prepurchased sepultures contract is possible with the consent of the vendor. The amendment must be made in writing. The mandatory content is the same as that of the contract.

Should the vendor refuse to amend your contract, you can check the cancellation terms listed in the contract.

Cancelling a contract

Cancellation terms vary based on the nature of the contract (funeral services or sepultures) and the location where the contract is signed (at the vendor’s establishment or elsewhere).

Consult the following table to find out the cancellation terms that apply to your circumstances.

Contract signed at the vendor’s establishment Contract signed elsewhere than at the vendor’s establishment
Funeral services contract

Can be cancelled at any time.

A penalty of no more than 10% of the price of the non-provided goods and services may be required by the vendor.

Can be cancelled without penalty within 30 days of having received your copy of the contract.

After this delay, a penalty of no more than 10% of the price of the non-provided goods and services may be required by the vendor.

Sepultures contract Cannot be cancelled, unless an agreement is reached with the vendor.

Can be cancelled without penalty within 30 days of having received your copy of the contract.

After this delay, the contract cannot be cancelled, unless an agreement is reached with the vendor.

At any time, you may ask the Court to cancel your contract if it does not contain the information required by law. You will have to show that the absence of such information truly caused you harm.

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Last update : November 24, 2017

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