I know this might seem like a morbid topic but I’m sure it’s on our minds. As we get older, what’s going to happen us at the end of the line?
Global News reports that in Ontario in 2015, 361 bodies were unclaimed, more than double the number nine years earlier.
According to a 2014 report from Ontario’s coroner, these individuals are mostly men and mostly older than 60. Slightly more than half of them are from Toronto. Aside from that, not much is known about these people or how they ended up with no one to claim them.
The province does pay some money ($3000) toward these funerals but with the average funeral costing upward of $10,000 it’s not enough. The municipality is left to foot the rest of the bill.
Wow-kinda of sad. What kind of life are you living? Will there be somebody with you at the end or will your funeral have all empty chairs. It certainly gives you something to think about! #JustSayin