Thinking about your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but more people are finding that pre-planning a funeral offers great emotional and even financial security for them and their families. With pre-planning, families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one wanted.
This means that increasingly, people are planning their own funerals to lessen the responsibilities for the family at such a difficult time. Pre-planning can make any funeral preferences clear, including:
- Your choice of funeral director
- Your church affiliation
- Your wishes as to burial or cremation and, in the case of the latter, the placement of your ashes
- The venue for your funeral service
- Details of a cemetery plot which is already owned, or your choice of cemetery where a plot is to be purchased
- Details of organisations, professional societies, clubs, etc. which must be specifically notified of the funeral details
- Music to be played during the service
- Specific wishes important to you
There may also be things you don’t want at your funeral, and these can be made known as well.
If you are considering pre-arranging a funeral, get in touch and we can make a time to go through everything with you (either at your place or ours).
Once you’ve made pre-arrangements, give a copy to your funeral director to keep on file, then keep your plan and any pertinent papers in a safe place. Also, inform a close friend or relative what arrangements have been made and where the information may be found.
You can download a Funeral Pre-Planning form to print here or click below to complete our form online.