Your mother should contact the Vital Statistics Office or Registrar General of the province her husband died in.
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You can apply for your wife’s death certificate from her province of death’s Vital Statistics Office or Office of the Registrar General. Many provinces now offer online applications for your convenience.
It depends upon what you want to use it for. Often a “Proof of Death Certificate” signed by a funeral director is sufficient, but it may not be, you may require the Death Certificate issued by the provincial Registrar or Vital Statistics Office.
There is no such thing as early registration of death. The deceased has to be dead before you can apply for a death certificate.
You can get a copy of your father’s death certificate from the Registrar General or Vital Statistics Office of the province he died in. His will is another story – you will have to contact whoever is in possession of the will.
You will have to contact the registrar or Vital Statistics office of the province where he died. Death certificates are handled by the provinces.
You will need to contact the Directeur de l’etat civil: http://www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca/en/default.html
If you live in Ontario, for example, there are no restrictions on who can apply for a death certificate: https://www.orgforms.gov.on.ca/eForms/eForms_faq/start.do?lang=en#whoCanApplyDeathCert
So you can apply for your daughter’s father’s death certificate and then use that to apply for whatever it is your daughter needs.
The validity of your reason for an early death registration is left up to each Registrar General. If you can prove that because of the person’s death there is an urgent reason to settle an estate claim, this has been seen as a valid reason to qualify for an early registration of death. Also if someone needs to claim a will from a deceased relative, as long as there is sufficient proof of this need, then this has been valid before for an early registration of death.
It takes about 3 months for a death to be registered according to the Office of the Registrar General. You can apply for the death certificate once you receive notice that the death has been registered.