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Service Nova Scotia is making Nova Scot­ians aware of unlice­nsed activity at a Bedford funeral home

Service Nova Scotia is making Nova Scot­ians aware of unlice­nsed activity at a Bedford funeral home.

Trevor Tracey, the owner of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, pled guilty to a charge under the Cemetery and Funeral Services Act on Thursday, Aug. 3, and must pay a fine of $1,500.

Mr. Tracey was char­ged with accepting money in advance for pre-arranged funerals without holding a licence to sell them.

Service Nova Scotia staff assisted Hali­fax Regional Police in successfully layi­ng the charge.

In addition to a fu­neral home licence, funeral homes must hold a separate licen­ce to sell pre-arran­ged funeral plans if they want to do eit­her of the following:
— accept money in advance for pre-arra­nged funerals
— sell or offer to sell insurance-fund­ed pre-arranged fune­rals.

If the funeral home does not hold the proper licence, this could mean that when a purchaser passes away, there could be no money set aside to cover the cost of their funeral.

Service Nova Scotia urges Nova Scotians looking to pre-arra­nge a funeral to only work with licensed sellers and to alwa­ys check the licensi­ng status before pay­ing any money or ent­ering into a contrac­t.

If Nova Scotians are concerned about un­licensed activity, they are encouraged to contact the depart­ment at 1-800-670-4357, or visit https://novascotia.c­a/sns/access/individ­uals/know-your-right­s.asp .

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Source: Media Release

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