5 Things To Think About Before Organizing A Funeral

By: Ian Elliott
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

If a family member passes away, you need to take responsibility for organizing the funeral service and other events. However, this isn't an easy task, and numerous things need to be kept in view while arranging a funeral. Here we take a look at five things to think about during this process.

  1. Many people today, pre-plan their funeral, and you need to check whether the person had made any such plan while they were alive. This check is essential before you start making any arrangements.
     
  2. If there is no mention anywhere of instructions about a funeral, you can go ahead and start making plans. It's a good idea to have a detailed discussion with our family members, and you can also get the advice of a funeral director. You need to determine whether burial or cremation is the right choice for you. The other decisions that you make would hinge on this aspect.
     
  3. When you are looking for a funeral home, make sure that the establishment you decide to work with can provide customized solutions. They should be able to understand what your specific needs are and organize every single aspect of the funeral as per your needs.
     
  4. It's best to look for a funeral home that is closer to where your family lives. This will make it easier for them to attend the funeral without too much trouble. 
     
  5. The cost factor is also something to look at while making the funeral arrangements. Understand which services you need and find out what the exact costs are. The funeral director would be able to help you with more information regarding this aspect.

If you have any questions about obituary, cremation, or related funeral services, contact us or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help.

 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Do Some Women Serve As Pall Bearers At A Funeral?

Conventionally, you will see men as pallbearers. However, women can also serve as pallbearers at a funeral. It depends on who volunteers for it and whether all the family members are on board with ...

4 Unique Funeral and Burial Customs around the World

When it comes to burials and related rituals, each community has certain practices, some of which are centuries old. We at Arbutus Funeral Service are a credible and well-established funeral home t...

Should Your Child Attend a Funeral?

Most parents prefer not to expose their children to the unpleasant realities of life, such as death and funerals. They fear that they will upset or stress their children in some way. However, many ...

Irrevocable Pre-Need Arrangements

A pre-need arrangement or funeral services package is essentially a pre-paid agreement between an individual and a funeral home like us at Arbutus Funeral Service. It contains details of all the fu...

The Importance Of A Funeral Procession

Long rows of slow-moving vehicles, enormous crowds, and renowned individuals come to mind when thinking about funeral processions. However, many people follow this practice during a conventional fu...

Meaningful Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has Recently Lost Someone

Some of the greatest gifts you can offer a mourning friend are your companionship, love, and presence. If someone close to you has recently lost a loved one, you can assist them by being present&nb...

How to Write a Condolence Letter

People send condolence letters when they can't attend a funeral service or personally visit the mourning family to express their condolences. At Arbutus Funeral Service, we feel this is a...

How To Plan A Meaningful Memorial Service

When the family of the deceased gathers to pay their respects at a funeral service, it’s a way of showing respect. This activity serves as a source of consolation and solace for the mourners. A sea...

Creating New Family Traditions After A Loss

The death of a loved one can disrupt your family's structure. After the loss of a family member, small routines and traditions that formerly existed become painful. At Arbutus Funeral Service, we b...

A Complete Understanding of Funeral Pricing

Funerals can be expensive, particularly if you want personalized services. Many people don't know what's included in funeral costs. At Arbutus Funeral Service, we have seen that often they pic...