Pre-Arrangements can be done at our office or a Funeral Director can come to your home. If you would like to speak to our staff, CLICK HERE and a Funeral Director will contact you to discuss your options.
Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations well in advance, but many people do not plan for something that is certain to happen, their funeral. While most people do not want to think about their own mortality, the time to pre-plan your funeral is now. The primary advantages of pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time, and to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes, eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted. Taking the time now to arrange your funeral is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
Pre-paying your funeral reduces stress and financial burden on your loved ones after your passing. We can co-ordinate a payment plans that suits your needs, from a single payment plan to monthly bank account withdrawals. By pre-paying your funeral you eliminate your family second guessing on if they have spent too much or too little on your funeral. Pre-payment also protects you and your family from inflation, and the growth is non-taxable. Depending on your region, if your funeral costs less than the amount you have put aside, those funds will be refunded back to your beneficiaries. For more information on what is applicable in your region, simply speak to your funeral director. Each year thousands of people decide to pre-plan and pre-pay their funeral, these plans are designed to be flexible and can accommodate the many changes that often occur in people’s lives.
What you can do in advance…
- Decide on Burial or Cremation and your casket or urn type.
- Pick what type of service you want (religious, military, non-traditional)
- Choose which funeral home to use.
- Designate your pallbearers, pick any music or readings you want at your service.
Benefits of Pre-Planning
- Between 70 and 75 decisions are made within the first 24-48 hours of death. It’s difficult to think rationally while making so many decisions within days of losing someone, pre-planning gives yourself, family and friends peace of mind. Pre-planning gives your loved ones direction of your wants and desires.
- It’s easy. Anyone can do it, and you can change your mind at any time.
You Can Put An End To The Concern
About Funeral Arrangements And Costs.
By pre-arranging your funeral, or that of a family member, you will reassure yourself that your decisions will be fulfilled. You can also decide to pre-finance your funeral, avoiding confusion and relieving your loved ones from the burden of making difficult decisions.
Relieve Your Family Of The Burdens Of Decision Making.
Making funeral arrangements at the time of loss is extremely difficult for those left behind. When the funeral and payment have been arranged beforehand, most of the decisions have been made and your loved ones are spared the uncertainty and confusion that may arise at the time of need. However, before making pre-arrangements, we suggest you discuss it with those closest to you so that your wishes are understood and any concerns or needs they may have can be addressed.
It's Not Complicated.
Simply call our office or stop by and schedule an appointment. A qualified Funeral Director will help you to make arrangements and will answer any questions you may have. The Director will record the vital statistical information required and discuss your plans with you. This includes the professional services we provide, the use of the facilities, care and preparation, merchandise selection, vehicles, church and clergy affiliation, and cemetery or crematory options. In addition, we can advise you of ways we are able to assist you in applying for certain financial benefits. At the completion of the conference you will be presented with an itemized statement listing the arrangements you have made along with a detailed estimate of the planned costs.
Should You Pre-Finance Your Arrangements?
Pre-financing, as well as pre-arranging, is a good investment. It has the added advantage of setting funds aside which accrue valuable interest. This is done by depositing your payment in a federally protected bank trust fund where the interest will accrue and remain in the account. You will receive statements of the added interest. This interest will offset most if any future increases of the costs of your selections. If for any reason it is necessary to terminate your account, you can be assured of receiving your initial investment, as well as the interest earned.
Remember... funerals celebrate the life you or you loved one has led. They are really for those left behind, giving them a chance to say goodbye and to find comfort in the gathering of friends and family. A well planned pre-arrangement is to your advantage, relieving the burden of unanswered questions your family may face at an already difficult time.
Vital Statistical Information for Pre-Arrangements - CLICK HERE to download form (.pdf)