In Ontario, much to the surprise of many, you cannot dictate what happens to your body on your death. It is, by law, the property of your executor. For that reason, it is incredibly important to have a will in place that names an executor if you want to ensure who takes care of your body.
There was a case last year that involved six siblings and a dispute over where their mother should be buried. It’s a very sad case to read, but it also clearly illustrates the point that it is critical to think about who will respect your wishes about your burial. Another reason, among many, to be thoughtful about choosing an executor, and to choose one.