Pre-planning your final goodbye can seem like a daunting task until you know what’s actually involved.
Exploring the types of decisions to be made is the first stop to ensuring that a life well-lived is just as well remembered.
Passengers in the tail of an aircraft have 40% higher survival rates in crashes.
The 92,000 Canadians who die prematurely each year miss out on a total of 1,521,737 years of life.
Hikers and campers are the people most frequently struck by lightning.
Correct seat belt usage reduces the risk of death by 61%.
5 drivers in Canada are killed in collisions with animals each year.
On average, 518 Canadians die in water-related fatalities.
Summer is the peak time for deaths from motor vehicle crashes and drowning.
51 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Deaths from lightning most commonly occur on Saturdays.
83% of summer water fatalities are men.
5 people in Canada die each year from Salmonella infections.
Winter is the peak time for deaths from falls and burns.
On average, more than 80 Canadians die from over-exposure to cold.
6 P.M. is the time of day when most pedestrian and cyclist fatalities happen in Toronto.
Bike helmets reduce risk of death by 73%
88% of people who die in boating accidents aren't wearing life jackets.
Falls from furniture kill about 280 Canadians per year.
10 Canadians a year die in avalanches.
Bear spray can be 98% effective in preventing attacks.
Texting while driving makes crashing 23 times more likely.
60% of fire deaths are homes with no smoke alarms.
About 1 Canadian a year falls in while ice fishing and dies.
On average 101 Canadians die in summer boating accidents.
More than 40 people drown in bathtubs each year.
Mountain snowmobiling is involved in 40% of avalanche deaths.