We know this is a stressful time.
You are not alone. We are here for you.
We understand that you may not know what to do first or what will be required of you in the coming days, but do not worry, we will do everything to assist you through this difficult time.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, the compassionate Funeral Directors of Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home are here to help you step-by-step through this process. We are available to you 24/7/365 to guide you and answer every question or concern that you may have.
No matter what time, no matter what day, you will have the support you need.
The difference you will experience at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home is rooted in our deep belief in connecting with the hearts of the families we serve. By sharing the true story of your loved one with our staff, we learn how to help you share that legacy uniquely through ceremony and care.
We believe in the power of story, in the power of legacy, and we are here to help you tell it.
We are united as a team in our Core Purpose: Healing Hearts, Inspiring Trust, and Comforting the Soul. We are here because of our deep desire to give each family an experience that uniquely helps them tell the story of their loved one.
Certain things that need to be done depend greatly on where the death occurred. We encourage you to contact us immediately at the number listed below for the help and professional advice you need through this difficult time.
- Downtown – 780-422-2222
- Edmonton South 780-468-2222
- St. Albert 780-458-2222
After a loved one has died, there’s so much that needs to be done. Having a checklist of things to do can help you get through it all.
When a death occurs in a hospital or similar care facility, the nurses and staff will usually handle the initial arrangements, such as contacting the attending physician and Connelly-McKinley.
When a sudden death has occurred at home, call 911. You may also need to contact the medical examiner and local police (E.P.S. or R.C.M.P.). If your loved one was under the care of a physician, call his/her doctor.
Whatever the circumstances of death, one of your first calls should be to 780-422-2222, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We will arrange a time that is convenient for you and your family to meet with one of our Licensed Funeral Directors at one of our three Chapel locations or in the comfort of your own home. (click here for our main Chapel location and contact information.)
Our staff will help you make all the necessary arrangements, including: receiving your loved one from the place of death (home or hospital) regardless of the hour or day; registering the death with the government and obtaining either a burial or cremation permit; looking after the details of the actual funeral service; such as the location, minister/celebrant, music, memorial cards, flowers, cemetery arrangements and reception; as well as numerous other tasks.
Depending on your individual circumstances, you may need to contact some of the following people and places: your pastor/minister; place of worship; immediate and extended family members; and place of employment. Ask for the assistance of other family members in making these calls.
Please be assured that our family will be there to help and support your family, with compassion and understanding, every step of the way.
That is our promise to you.
Click here to register online This will also help you compile the information your Funeral Director will be asking for in your arrangement consultation.