Breathing New Life Into The
Burdens Of “End-of-Life”

CONNIE MISICK, CPC

Co-Founder, R.I.P. Resources

“We Deliver The Solutions Executors
And Survivors Care About Most.”

SCOTT MISICK, CFSP

Co-Founder, R.I.P. Resources

Great potential can be found from any product or service which applies to 100% of the population. That assumes, of course, that people are actually interested in the value you provide. That’s precisely where I find myself within a market segment exhibiting an increasingly growing demand, and yet, a curious lack of resources.

I’m Connie Misick, wife, mother of three, grandmother to five, and I also happen to be a firewalker.

Most would assume that with a company named “R.I.P. Resources” that I’m in the funeral profession. Well, not exactly. Our core value helps individuals and families with the myriad of modern-day challenges which occur before, and after death.

These days, many are preparing for such problems and opportunities with the same pragmatic approach that they did for their life insurance or wills. The more complex our lives, the more complex ending the chapter of our lives become. Where I sit today, I’m witnessing a maturation of the populace and various industries struggling to accommodate.

I’d like to think that part of our success, and why I’m so confident in our future, is grounded by our motivation for founding R.I.P. Resources in the first place. Having experienced my own mother’s passing, my professional experience, and the fact that my husband Scott was also in the profession, everything just fell into place.

But recognizing the opportunity itself came from simply listening to my clients. I was, and remain to this day, a Certified Preplanning Consultant, or CPC. It’s a designation that I earned from the National Funeral Directors Association in Wisconsin. In fact, I believe I’m still just one of three in the entire province of Alberta.

As a CPC, it was my job to educate, guide and make final arrangements for one’s own end-of-life-plan; from preplanning funeral expenses to other practical measures that save the estate or survivors from added hardship and expense.

And I’m thankful for the professional opportunity I’ve had. Any job where your client sessions end with hugs, smiles, and a deep sigh of relief is very rewarding. Seemingly tough conversations can be liberating when candid and sincere.

It was through my consultations that it became apparent there was a void between the concerns of my clients, and professions struggling to accommodate. After all, how can you be an advocate for providing an end-of-life-plan if you don’t acknowledge the growing complexity of our estates, our culture, or the fast pace of technology?

In the end, I thought I’d be more effective by founding R.I.P. Resources to deliver the tools and solutions that fill a glaring void than I would if my sole focus was only as a CPC.

R.I.P. Resources presents new opportunities for us to extend our services to consumers and affiliates across Canada who are seeking modern solutions to the problems that exist before and beyond the funeral.

I think what makes us unique is that, at R.I.P. Resources, we’re not just educated professionals with the knowledge and experience. We’re grandparents, parents, children, executors, and survivors — we’ve been there, too.

Connie Misick is a Certified Pre-Planning Consultant, or CPC, a designation she earned from the NFDA, National Funeral Directors Association. The NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) program is the national standard of excellence, accredited by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP). As a CPC, Connies’ level of certification isn’t commonplace; she is one of only three in Alberta.

Having developed and directed various consumer education seminars which inform and enlighten people about the aspects of end-of-life planning; with years of experience she guided people to a more elegant method for simplifying a burden we all will face.

Connie is a co-founder of R.I.P. Resources along with her husband Scott. Together, Connie and Scott have complimentary and unparalleled expertise which drives the success of R.I.P. Resources and the satisfaction of their clients.

I take Tradition seriously. Doing so has served me well over the 25 plus years of practice in funeral service; a profession predictably steeped in proud tradition. My career encompassed realities from the last breath of life to the last shovel of soil and everything in between.

In my opinion, tradition should always account for changing times, cultures, and technology. It is a spirit which always adapts, and never hinders progress.

And, I’ve certainly learned that tradition has a story to tell us. From years of listening to survivors and executors speak of the challenges and problems that exist, before and beyond a death — it became apparent there was a need for modern solutions to reflect the demands of present-day complexities.

Consider the challenges relating to the 2.5 million deceased persons in North America who will have their identities stolen this year. Protecting the legacy of the deceased while also the potential financial exposure and administrative burden to the survivors or executors should be easily manageable, but it wasn’t. Now it is.

Think about the long, confusing, and costly process of completing the final administrative responsibilities for the person who has died. The problem is that people have had to rely on age-old checklists and clunky do-it-yourself programs. We’ve reinvented it, and gotten rid of the time-consuming confusion and risks.

What if you’re serving as executor of an estate, you likely won’t have access to bank accounts and other assets until after the courts grant probate. Are you prepared to front the money and pay the expenses out your own pocket, until everything wraps-up? Now, you don’t have to.

For those of us who travel with any regularity, we tend to take our preparation for the trip quite seriously. So, what would our survivors face if that trip was our last? Most believe their insurance plan will initiate, orchestrate, manage, and fund the entire repatriation process in full — from start to finish. Sadly, that’s not the case at all. The good news is that there’s a simple remedy now.

We share the opinion that tradition doesn’t get a pass for ignoring technological or cultural influences. Ultimately, that’s why I co-founded R.I.P. Resources. To provide end-of-life solutions that address present-day challenges to consumers.

In my experience, people need a toolbox of solutions when someone dies. And by “experience” I mean not just as a professional; I also experienced the death of my dad, and we utilized R.I.P. to eliminate added hardship and risk.

I can’t imagine these resources not being available to all. I expect more, and so should you.

We deliver the solutions families, executors and survivors care about most.

If you are a new executor, a pragmatic consumer or service provider seeking a welcomed toolbox of solutions, R.I.P. Resources will always meet the changing needs of today, and beyond. That’s our tradition.

Scott Misick is a Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director. He graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science, under the instruction and curriculum of the CCMS, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Scott earned his CFSP, the highest professional designation you can achieve in funeral service, awarded by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP). He was accepted into the British Institute of Embalmers in 2011.

Scott has developed and conducted various consumer education seminars which inform, educate, and enlighten people about various aspects pertaining to end-of-life and avoiding the risks by knowing the facts. He is an advocate for modern solutions pertaining to end-of-life.

He is a co-founder of R.I.P. Resources along with his wife Connie, who is also long established in the funeral service profession. Together, Scott and Connie have complimentary and unparalleled experience which drives the success of R.I.P. Resources and the satisfaction of their clients.

Breathing New Life Into The
Burdens Of “End-of-Life”

CONNIE MISICK, CPC

Co-Founder, R.I.P. Resources

Great potential can be found from any product or service which applies to 100% of the population. That assumes, of course, that people are actually interested in the value you provide. That’s precisely where I find myself within a market segment exhibiting an increasingly growing demand, and yet, a curious lack of resources.

I’m Connie Misick, wife, mother of three, grandmother to five, and I also happen to be a firewalker.

Most would assume that with a company named “R.I.P. Resources” that I’m in the funeral profession. Well, not exactly. Our core value helps individuals and families with the myriad of modern-day challenges which occur before, and after death.

These days, many are preparing for such problems and opportunities with the same pragmatic approach that they did for their life insurance or wills. The more complex our lives, the more complex ending the chapter of our lives become. Where I sit today, I’m witnessing a maturation of the populace and various industries struggling to accommodate.

I’d like to think that part of our success, and why I’m so confident in our future, is grounded by our motivation for founding R.I.P. Resources in the first place. Having experienced my own mother’s passing, my professional experience, and the fact that my husband Scott was also in the profession, everything just fell into place.

But recognizing the opportunity itself came from simply listening to my clients. I was, and remain to this day, a Certified Preplanning Consultant, or CPC. It’s a designation that I earned from the National Funeral Directors Association in Wisconsin. In fact, I believe I’m still just one of three in the entire province of Alberta.

As a CPC, it was my job to educate, guide and make final arrangements for one’s own end-of-life-plan; from preplanning funeral expenses to other practical measures that save the estate or survivors from added hardship and expense.

And I’m thankful for the professional opportunity I’ve had. Any job where your client sessions end with hugs, smiles, and a deep sigh of relief is very rewarding. Seemingly tough conversations can be liberating when candid and sincere.

It was through my consultations that it became apparent there was a void between the concerns of my clients, and professions struggling to accommodate. After all, how can you be an advocate for providing an end-of-life-plan if you don’t acknowledge the growing complexity of our estates, our culture, or the fast pace of technology?

In the end, I thought I’d be more effective by founding R.I.P. Resources to deliver the tools and solutions that fill a glaring void than I would if my sole focus was only as a CPC.

R.I.P. Resources presents new opportunities for us to extend our services to consumers and affiliates across Canada who are seeking modern solutions to the problems that exist before and beyond the funeral.

I think what makes us unique is that, at R.I.P. Resources, we’re not just educated professionals with the knowledge and experience. We’re grandparents, parents, children, executors, and survivors — we’ve been there, too.

Connie Misick is a Certified Pre-Planning Consultant, or CPC, a designation she earned from the NFDA, National Funeral Directors Association. The NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) program is the national standard of excellence, accredited by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP). As a CPC, Connies’ level of certification isn’t commonplace; she is one of only three in Alberta.

Having developed and directed various consumer education seminars which inform and enlighten people about the aspects of end-of-life planning; with years of experience she guided people to a more elegant method for simplifying a burden we all will face.

Connie is a co-founder of R.I.P. Resources along with her husband Scott. Together, Connie and Scott have complimentary and unparalleled expertise which drives the success of R.I.P. Resources and the satisfaction of their clients.

“We Deliver The Solutions Executors
And Survivors Care About Most.”

SCOTT MISICK, CFSP

Co-Founder, R.I.P. Resources

I take Tradition seriously. Doing so has served me well over the 25 plus years of practice in funeral service; a profession predictably steeped in proud tradition. My career encompassed realities from the last breath of life to the last shovel of soil and everything in between.

In my opinion, tradition should always account for changing times, cultures, and technology. It is a spirit which always adapts, and never hinders progress.

And, I’ve certainly learned that tradition has a story to tell us. From years of listening to survivors and executors speak of the challenges and problems that exist, before and beyond a death — it became apparent there was a need for modern solutions to reflect the demands of present-day complexities.

Consider the challenges relating to the 2.5 million deceased persons in North America who will have their identities stolen this year. Protecting the legacy of the deceased while also the potential financial exposure and administrative burden to the survivors or executors should be easily manageable, but it wasn’t. Now it is.

Think about the long, confusing, and costly process of completing the final administrative responsibilities for the person who has died. The problem is that people have had to rely on age-old checklists and clunky do-it-yourself programs. We’ve reinvented it and gotten rid of the time-consuming confusion and risks.

What if you’re serving as executor of an estate, you likely won’t have access to bank accounts and other assets until after the courts grant probate. Are you prepared to front the money and pay the expenses out your own pocket, until everything wraps-up? Now, you don’t have to.

For those of us who travel with any regularity, we tend to take our preparation for the trip quite seriously. So, what would our survivors face if that trip was our last? Most believe their insurance plan will initiate, orchestrate, manage, and fund the entire repatriation process in full — from start to finish. Sadly, that’s not the case at all. The good news is that there’s a simple remedy now.

We share the opinion that tradition doesn’t get a pass for ignoring technological or cultural influences. Ultimately, that’s why I co-founded R.I.P. Resources. To provide end-of-life solutions that address present-day challenges to consumers.

In my experience, people need a toolbox of solutions when someone dies. And by “experience” I mean not just as a professional; I also experienced the death of my father.

I can’t imagine these resources not being available to all. I expect more, and so should you.

We deliver the solutions families, executors and survivors care about most.

If you are a new executor or a pragmatic consumer seeking a welcomed toolbox of solutions, R.I.P. Resources will always meet the changing needs of today, and beyond. That’s our tradition

Scott Misick is a Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director. He graduated from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science, under the instruction and curriculum of the CCMS, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Scott earned his CFSP, the highest professional designation you can achieve in funeral service, awarded by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP). He was accepted into the British Institute of Embalmers in 2011.

Scott has developed and conducted various consumer education seminars which inform, educate, and enlighten people about various aspects pertaining to end-of-life and avoiding the risks by knowing the facts.

He is a co-founder of R.I.P. Resources along with his wife Connie, who is also long established in the funeral service profession. Together, Scott and Connie have complimentary and unparalleled experience which drives the success of R.I.P. Resources and the satisfaction of their clients.