ALWAYS - Important to post the Surname/s of Interest - in Capital Letters - followed by given name, time frame and location if known -
The request can be in the body of the message rather than on the subject line.
Unfortunately we don't have a National Death Registry/Vital Statistics Registry.
Some Provinces have placed their Vital Events Index :Birth,Marriage.Death - Online when these records become Public Record - Varies with each Province.
Newspapers in the past few years - have started posting /archiving the Obituaries - but few as far back as 1999 - and many are only in the archive for perhaps a couple of months - unless family pay a fee to keep it online.
You might want to: Do a GOOGLE SEARCH - for the name- I have found some names/persons this way - sometimes an obit - of a reference to one.
Then: Contact the Public Library for the area where the Obit was published - They may hold newspapers/obituaries in their collection.
Some at Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Canada
May offer search for Obituaries - Public Record - Cemetery Photo etc.
Happy New Year 2009 - Cheers, STella