Thanks very much! On the left side of the page that you sent me, I saw a link Genealogy so I clicked on that and it said anyone could get a death reg as long as it is over 50 years old:http://www.ongov.net/vital/genealogy.html
The gene page also has a link to a form to fill out and also suggests checking the County library databases:http://www.onlib.org/web/lh/databases_list.htm
which I will now do.
Thank you so much for your help, much appreciated.
Marg in Snowy Alberta