What is Actually Involved in Pre-planning Your Funeral?

By: Ian Elliott
Monday, November 19, 2018

If you accept that death is a certainty, then pre-planning the funeral arrangement can be treated as a project for yourself, on which you want to put a stamp of completion. Perhaps the thought behind such pre-planning is to relieve the family of some of the financial and logistical stresses they have to deal with after the death of a family member.

It’s a good choice if you also want to ensure that the funeral arrangements are made as per your preferences. One may wonder whether one needs to work out every detail of funeral arrangements to the last dot. Actually, there is no need to be pressured for very detailed planning.

Your Decision Matters

The first and the foremost aspect of pre-planning is the decision about the disposal of your body either through burial, cremation or donation. This is your decision and you must clearly inform your family members about it orally or through a written document.

Contact A Funeral Trust Or Home

Funeral arrangements have many aspects such as selection of a cemetery, choice of a casket, funeral and memorial services etc. You can approach a funeral home or trust you know well and discuss with them your budget and the arrangements that you want to put in place. They can also help you select the products and services needed for your post-death arrangements.

Other Aspects

  • Payment Methods - Once your budget is firmed up, you will need to pre-pay for certain products and services covering the funeral or cremation. Keep your family informed about any other payments to be made posthumously.
  • Finding A Cemetery - The funeral director can help you finalize this important aspect.

It is useful to keep a family member informed before putting signing off on the arrangements. If you have any questions about pre-planning 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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