Imagine a family member dies. Let’s call her Aunt Jo. You live with Aunt Jo in the same household. A week after she died, there’s a mail for her in your mailbox. In the next months, you keep getting mails for Aunt Jo. Mostly, it’s from companies selling things. It is difficult enough when a loved one to die, dealing with these unwanted mails adds to your emotional distress.
How can you make these mails stop? Who could you call to inform them that Aunt Jo has died? You know that Aunt Jo was a staunch green activist. She believed in decreasing one’s ecological footprint as much as possible. Aunt Jo would surely be turning in her grave if she knows how much junk mail is still being sent to her.
This is where the Canadian Bereavement Registry can help. I didn’t know there was such a thing until a friend told me about it. And it made sense to me. The registry make it possible for companies to remove the names and addresses of the deceased from their mailing list. Do you know that a deceased person will continue to receive 100 items of direct mail during the first twelve months following their death? Receiving a phone call for the deceased can be more upsetting than receiving a letter. Although not essential the phone number is used as an additional reference to stop tele-marketers phoning in the first place.
The service that the registry provides is FREE! It’s a compassionate service that allows us to continue caring for the earth even after we die.
To know more about the Canadian Bereavement Registry, you’ll find their FAQ below.
You can visit their website here.