Tips for Preplanning Your Funeral
Unfortunately, many people do not like to talk about death or what will happen after we are gone. However, death is an inevitable part of life, and if you have some definite ideas about what you want for a funeral, then you should plan for that ahead of time.
There are a few things you can do to preplan what you want for a funeral, and, below, are our best tips on how to do that.
Talk About It
Speak openly about your wishes to your executor, spouse, and children. No one can read your mind. The best way to have funeral plans unfold the way you want them to is to discuss the details openly. Friends and relatives cannot respect your wishes if they do not know what they are.
Write a Will
You should put your final wishes in your Will. The Cremation, Interment, and Funeral Services Act specifically states that “A written preference by a deceased person respecting the disposition of his or her human remains or cremated remains is binding on [the personal representative named in the will of the deceased] if the preference is stated in a will . . .”
Preplan Your Funeral
You can sit down with one of our preneed counselors and document exactly what services you would like us to provide for you. These wishes are also legally binding under the Cremation, Interment, and Funeral Services Act.
Set Money Aside
When you preplan, you can also prepay. This lifts the burden from your family of finding the money to pay for your funeral in the midst of their grief. Furthermore, the price of whatever your selected is guaranteed, whether you pass away in two years or in twenty. Any funds you provide are places in an insurance policy with a third party and we cannot access the funds until you pass away. This is your assurance that your money is safe.
If you would like to have a further discussion about preplanning options, please call or email us today.
Why Choose Only Cremations?
Only Cremations values compassion, affordability, and respect. Our service covers everything needed for a simple, dignified, and peaceful cremation. Every funeral home offers cremation. However, few have their own local crematorium. and many are sending their deceased clients to Squamish, Vancouver Island, or Blaine, Washington for cremation. Always ask where your loved one will be cremated before choosing a funeral provider.
Only Cremations provides dignified and affordable cremation services. We believe every family deserves respect, reverence, and compassion. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cremation services, please call (604) 861-9895.