Planning your final arrangements in advance is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give your family. It alleviates the emotional and financial stress of your loved ones having to second-guess what you would have wanted, and you can design the event right down to the smallest detail.
Why a prepaid funeral makes sense
It’s only natural to make plans that safeguard against the unexpected—that's why we buy insurance and plan our estates. A prepaid funeral, along with prepaid cemetery arrangements, is no different. Planning ahead for a funeral is a pragmatic decision that protects your family's financial resources and helps to ensure your final wishes will be honoured. Consider these reasons to pre-plan funeral and cemetery services.
No rushed decisions
When you make a funeral plan in advance, you have the opportunity to learn about all of your options—from cemetery property to personalized funeral services—in a relaxed environment. Without a prepaid funeral plan, your family may feel emotional and rushed when making decisions for you. Planning ahead gives you time to research your options, communicate with family members and even add personal details.
Your funeral, your way
Funeral planning in advance allows you to create a fitting tribute that will reflect your passions and unique personality. Personalizing a funeral can be as simple as playing your favourite music or holding an outdoor service with your favourite flowers. If you like to be the life of every party, you could plan a lively event with a catered meal, live music, and photos or videos of the memorable events that make your life unique. The more personal you make your memorial, the more memorable it will be.
Protection against rising prices
Planning ahead is helpful to your family, but did you know having a prepaid funeral plan and purchasing your cemetery property in advance will take the financial burden off of them as well? Prepaying means you can lock in today's prices so your family doesn’t have to worry later. Locking in today's prices will protect you against rising inflation costs. We also provide affordable monthly payment plans to fit almost any budget.
Calculated estate planning
You might be surprised how many people don’t have a will. Unfortunately, if you pass away without a will, state law and the courts may determine who will handle your estate, including financial matters and even who will act as a guardian for children under 18. Part of advance funeral planning includes making decisions about your assets and belongings. Consulting with legal counsel to take care of this now will save your loved ones a lot of difficulty in the future.
Peace of mind for family and friends
Funeral planning in a time of immediate need can, oftentimes, be incredibly overwhelming for a grieving family. The process of choosing a funeral chapel, planning a funeral or memorial service, or settling an estate can take away from having time to honour a loved one. When you handle the details and decisions ahead of time, you give your loved ones the chance to say goodbye to you in a meaningful and peaceful way.