Honouring Veterans

Honouring Veterans and First Responders

We're proud to do our part in honouring our Canada’s Veterans and First Responders who have served our community or fallen in the line of duty. Our responsibility is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and we promise to support you in honouring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

Traditional Honours

Each veteran can have a ceremony that is tailored to their level of involvement and the family’s level of comfort. Often, particular branches of these services have specific traditions for their members. Your funeral director will work with the organization to make sure these tributes are coordinated into the service for your loved one.

Honours may include:

  • Royal Canadian Legion Tribute, including Last Post and Revelie
  • Poppy Tribute
  • The Canadian Flag draped over the casket or present beside an urn
  • A funeral procession and escort
  • A final salute at the grave site

Benefits and Resources

Financial benefits vary according to particular military or civil organization to which the deceased belonged. Local Police, EMS and Firefighting organizations will have their own sources of information. Here are a few links that can answer some questions and provide guidance. Of course, your funeral director will also help you find the information that you require.

Canada Pension Plan Benefits from the Government of Canada 
General Information:

Disclaimer: Pierson’s Funeral Service is providing general information about the Canada Pension Plan benefits from the Government of Canada. Information, forms, rates and other details are updated periodically by the Government of Canada and we do not monitor them, therefore we cannot guarantee that all information and listed on our site is current and/or accurate.

For up to date information, contact the Government of Canada Public Pensions directly (Department of Human Resources-Development of Canada) at https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions.html Or by telephone at 1-800-277-9914

When a death occurs, what CPP benefits could be available?

CPP benefits are between you and the Government and they don’t happen automatically, but we aim to help you apply for them. We can print off the forms and help you complete them and send them in to Service Canada on your behalf. Pierson’s Family Follow Up Counsellor will be in contact with you shortly after the funeral to set up a time to help you with this process.

Documents required: When submitting applications for benefits, you may be required to provide the following documents:

  • Funeral Directors Statement of Death (obtained from Pierson’s)
  • Birth certificate of person(s) making the application
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Will (if applicable)
  • Banking information for direct deposit

If you wish to process benefit applications on your own, here is more contact information:

By mail:
Service Canada
P.O. Box 818 Main Station
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2N4

In person:
Service Canada Centres (SCC) in Calgary:

Calgary Centre Service Canada
Harry Hays Building, Suite 150

220 4th Avenue Southeast

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Sundance
120-23 Sunpark Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Temple Crossing
Temple Crossing, Suite 116
5401 Temple Drive
Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Royal Vista
15 Royal Vista Place NW, Floor 3,
Suite 350
Calgary, Alberta

Calgary One Executive Place
One Executive Place, Suite 103
1816 Crowchild Trail NW

Calgary, Alberta

For questions by phone contact Service Canada: 1-800-622-6232

You are always welcome to call Pierson’s Funeral Service for assistance at 403-235-3602
24 hours/day (for urgent care or appointments)
Office hours (Mon-Sat 8:30 – 5:00 pm, closed holidays)

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