Notice to the Consumer – Baldock Funeral Home or South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternative Inc.

If you have a prepaid funeral or other services arranged with Baldock Funeral Home or South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternative Inc., in Simcoe, please contact the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO).

In January of 2020, BAO inspectors commenced inquiries into financial irregularities related to prepaid funerals and cremations at the two establishments owned by Paul Taylor. The Registrar, of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (the Act), suspended the licence of Mr. Taylor and the two establishments.

The intention and objective of the Act is to protect the public interest. The Act requires that applicants carry on business in accordance with the law, with integrity and honesty, and that they be financially responsible in the conduct of business. The Registrar has reasons to believe that the conduct of the licensee is inconsistent with the intention and objective of the Act.

Consumers and other persons with questions concerning this matter are urged to contact Paula Davidson, a BAO inspector, at Paula.Davidson@theBAO.ca. Consumers who have purchased insurance products through these businesses are also advised to contact their insurance company directly to confirm the status of their coverage.

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