Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our children’s education, our careers, weddings, retirement, and vacations; we even plan for the unexpected. But many people are hesitant when it comes to planning for the inevitable…
Thinking about the inevitability of one’s death is a subject that few like to consider. For many, actually progressing with the pre-planning or pre-paying for their funeral is an even more daunting task.
Preplanning does not have to be an uncomfortable event. It is a responsible and thoughtful decision that saves both emotional and financial distress.
Pre-planning a funeral can be as simple or detailed as you wish it to be. Some people simply need to record their choice between burial and cremation. While others would like to record details of music, eulogies, photographs, celebrant or minister, pallbearers, choice of casket, flowers, obituaries, the venue, catering and other personal choices appropriate to that person’s life.
Pre-planning or pre-arranging a funeral can be completed by scheduling an appointment with a Funeral Director or a staff member. This meeting can take place in the comfort and privacy of our premises, or alternatively at your home whichever is more convenient for you.
Pre-planning is your opportunity to gather the relevant facts and make informed decisions with a clear mind. It ensures that your final wishes are respected; it avoids complicated family dynamics by providing specific guidelines to your loved ones.
Call us today and discover how pre-planning can be a meaningful and valuable option.
The benefits to pre-planning are numerous:
- Allows you to make decisions in a relaxed atmosphere at your own convenience.
- It allows you to express your own wishes and have control of your final
- Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time
- It provides peace of mind knowing that your funeral expenses are already paid for.
- You are able to secure a guaranteed funeral price and in doing so protect yourself against rising funeral costs over the years
- You can lessen the financial burden of your survivors during a sorrowful time.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to plan their own arrangements.
While pre-funding your funeral is certainly not required in order to pre-plan, pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Your family won’t have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of.
If you choose to pre-arrange without paying, it is important to know that today’s prices will not be guaranteed at the time of need. Alternatively, you can choose to pay in a lump sum or in installments over a fixed time period.
If you are considering pre-planning or you just would like to find out more, call us today.