Prearranged funeral services and the prepurchase of sepultures must be made in writing. They must be the subject of 2 distinct contracts.

Mandatory content for the 2 types of contracts

Any contract of prearranged funeral services or of prepurchased sepultures must contain:

  • the name and the address of the funeral establishment, as well as those of its representative when the contract is entered into elsewhere than at the vendor’s establishment;
  • the name and the address of the purchaser as well as those of the person who will be receiving the services, if it is not the same person;
  • the name and the address of a person to whom the vendor will send a copy of the contract;
  • the contract number;
  • the date on which the contract is signed and the address at which it is signed;
  • the description and price of each good and service, including taxes;
  • a reference to the contract’s terms of cancellation and payment. Mandatory references are presented in sections 4 and 5 of the Regulation respecting the application of the Act respecting prearranged funeral services and sepultures.

Additional content: prearranged funeral services contract

In addition to the elements that are common to both types of contracts, the prearranged funeral services contract must contain:

  • the description and the price of all the elements included in the contract;
  • the total amount to be paid for goods;
  • the total amount for services;
  • the total price of the contract.

Additional content: prepurchased sepultures contract

In addition to the elements that are common to both types of contracts, the prepurchased sepultures contract must contain:

  • the price and the description of the sepulture (location, dimensions and other information);
  • the price and description of maintenance services.

Copy of the contracts

After signature, the vendor must provide you with a second set of contracts. The law also requires him to send a copy to the person of your choice within 10 days of its signature. This will ensure that at least one person close to you will know about the arrangements you have taken.

Should you prefer to not send a copy to another person, you will be required to sign a clause to this effect in your contract.

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Last update : November 24, 2017

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