Planning to travel this winter?

Remember to pack your peace of mind! As the holiday season passes and we move into winter, many Canadians begin to think about heading south to warmer climates.


Travel such as this takes much planning - from passports and rental cars to accommodation, and more. But what happens if a tragedy occurs while you're away?

Repatriation of a deceased person is not something for which we are typically prepared; there are many details that must be sorted out, usually within a tight timeline. Family members try to cope with their grief yet are expected to put their mourning aside and make decisions to return their loved one to Canada. Most people are not aware of the multitude of questions that are raised during the course of making funeral or cemetery arrangements; it's easy to become overwhelmed. Now add to that the barrier of dealing with documentation from another country, perhaps whose first language is not your own. However, much of the strain can be alleviated by planning ahead.

Our Worldwide Travel Insurance Plan is an additional feature available to Bay Gardens customers. Coupled with a preneed funeral policy, this plan provides peace of mind, knowing that these issues will be resolved if death occurs while travelling away from home.  Whether it's out of the country or just out of town, the travel plan is designed to facilitate the costs and details of returning the deceased individual to his or her home.

Bay Garden's staff member Lisa Palmer is a licensed funeral director and the company's preplanning advisor. She has seen firsthand how advanced planning can help families, allowing you to make decisions that affect you, thus removing much of the guesswork and stress. Contact Lisa today at (905) 574-0405 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions at no cost or obligation to you.

A safe holiday is a happy holiday.



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