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Learning Centre

Five Challenges Facing Funeral Homes

At Cadence, we make it a priority to serve the changing needs of funeral homes and executors. So what have we learned about the challenges facing funeral homes? In this post, we identify five well-founded challenges facing funeral homes – challenges we think Cadence can help you confront.

Why Estate Settlement Matters for Funeral Service Professionals

Funeral service professionals wear many hats, handling transfers and disposition, preparing the deceased, arranging services, and offering emotional support. So why should they care about estate settlement, on top of all that? In this blog post, we explore this type of aftercare and its benefits for funeral homes and families.

The Pros and Cons of Executor Checklists

Most funeral directors have seen or provided some kind of Executor Checklist at some point in their working lives. In this post, we look at the merits and drawbacks of these documents, recognizing their value as helpful starting points for families and executors.

The Administrative Burden of Death

Does the loss of a loved one create administrative burdens for the bereaved? If so, what are the costs and how can they be minimized? In this post, we explore the interactions between executors and bureaucratic systems by looking at research in public policy, sociology, and death, dying and bereavement.

Can I Arrange a Cremation Online?

For those seeking affordability, control, and simplicity, it’s now possible to arrange a cremation online. See how Eirene makes this possible in this guest post.

Navigating Grief During the Holidays

Navigating grief during the holidays can be challenging since it’s a season full of memories and traditions. To help you find your way through it, try creating your own holiday grief map. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Tackle Post-Death Paperwork With These Six Strategies

The paperwork required in settling a loved one’s estate can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the science of procrastination and goal-setting gives us evidence-based strategies that can help. Here are six strategies for tackling post-death paperwork without getting overwhelmed.

How to Locate Unclaimed Assets in Canada

After the passing of a loved one, it is common for their assets to go unclaimed. In Canada, an asset becomes unclaimed after no activity has been generated (or contact with the owner) for one year or longer.

What Happens to My Online Accounts When I Die?

Did you know the average person under 70 years old has more than 160 digital accounts? With our digital footprints constantly increasing, it’s important to know what happens to our digital assets after death and how to protect them before that.

The Story of Cadence

December 14, 2014, was the day my mom died. I sat by her side at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, tears streaming down my face. I told her how much I loved her and left her with a kiss and gentle embrace. My heart broke as I said my last goodbye. I still needed her. I was not ready to let her go. As it goes with mortality, we do not have a choice. She was gone.