I was a projectionist in the 70’s and 80’s. I remember a short subject film we ran before our feature, around ‘77 or ‘78. It was a comedy where an unfortunate husband had to travel to retrieve his mother-in-law’s body and bring her home. He discovered that the cost was too high so he put her in a canoe, trailered behind his car, and drove her home. Hilarity ensued.
I thought the actor was Bill Fiore from the Right Guard commercials, but I don’t see this on his IMDB page. Maybe someone else can remember?