Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: Ian Elliott
Monday, August 24, 2020

Pre-planning a funeral has become very popular in recent years. Most funeral homes offer the service and provide detailed guidelines on how to do it. While it is natural to feel some discomfort about planning your service, it offers many benefits. At Arbutus Funeral Service, we can help ensure everything goes according to plan and the funeral is carried for according to your wishes.

Process of Pre-Planning a Funeral

The process of pre-planning a funeral is very straightforward. You just need to fill out a form, explain your wishes clearly, and discuss what kind of service you want with the funeral director. They will provide guidance and offer honest advice on different options.

We also recommend discussing the plans with your family members so they know what to do when the time comes. They can provide input and make sure everything goes smoothly during the funeral process. The funeral director will execute the plan once they are informed of the customer’s demise.

Benefits of Pre-Planning

Pre-planning has several benefits. It reduces the burden on your family and gives them some time to grieve. Your funeral is carried out around to your wishes, which means you can choose cremation over burial, a small memorial service over a big affair, or vice versa.

It is more affordable to pre-plan a funeral because the rates are fixed for a specific time. You can pre-pay for all of the expenses so the family members left behind don't have to deal with the costs. Pre-planning also reduces the risk of disagreements between loved ones, allowing them to focus on healing instead. 

Have any questions about organizing a funeral or want to book funeral services? Just contact us or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help.

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