Grieving families call out Quebec for 'inhumane' death certificate delay

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When Lauma Cenne’s husband died at the end of December, she planned a private memorial service for April.

By then, she figured, she’d have his death certificate and be on the way to settling his affairs.

But nearly three months after his death, she’s still waiting.

“It’s just inhumane,” said Cenne.

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Cenne’s husband, Michael Pinsonneault, was a prolific musician and a professor at Concordia University. He died from a rare form of appendix cancer.

Initially, Cenne said the funeral home told her it would take four to six weeks to obtain a death certificate and she was encouraged when the province debited her account for

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