Advanced Planning

No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. In many families, discussing one’s mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic. Yet it makes a lot of sense.

If you have recently made funeral arrangements for a family member or friend, you are fully aware of the required decisions made during great stress. How much better it would be to make these decisions without the deadline element!

 With funeral preplanning, you relieve your family of having to make important decisions during a period of great stress and grief. If you set aside the funds as well, either by a funeral policy or funeral trust, your family will be relieved of the financial burden. They won’t be apt to overspend out of guilt. And they won’t have to worry about your wishes because you made them yourself.

When the subject of death comes up, people often say, “Don’t make a fuss. I don’t want a ceremony. Bury me or cremate me and just be done with it.” But it is important to realise that the ritual of a funeral or memorial service isn’t for the deceased, but for the living. It is a time when friends and family can gather together to grieve openly and to provide support for one another. It is the start of the grief journey.

Funeral preplanning can be as informal and simple as jotting down your preferences on a sheet of paper and giving us a copy to file with our records. Feel free to drop in during business hours or call ahead for an appointment for us to come and see you. Certainly share the details with your family. At the time of death they know to call us and we will know what to do.

With funeral preplanning you can:
  • Make all the arrangements during a time of peace
  • Relieve your family of distress
  • Make your wishes known
  • Ensure personal records are organised and easy for your survivors to locate.