Life is unpredictable, and none of us have the promise of tomorrow. Death can often come quickly, without warning. Surviving loved ones must cope, not only with grief, but with major decisions about what their loved ones would have wanted. By preplanning or prearranging your funeral, you can decide on your service details before the need arises. You can consider all the options and create a service that will reflect the life you lived the way you want it to be remembered. You will reduce the amount of decisions you family will need to make at a highly emotional time. You will also be able to determine how much you want to spend on your funeral arrangements.

Working together with a Funeral Planning Advisor, you can arrange your funeral, as well as be assured that money will be there to help cover the expenses. You can gather all the details you want your family and friends to remember. You can include your special interests that would make your service more meaningful for your loved ones. We have a variety of funeral or cremation options and will be happy to help you select and plan your service. We will create a document of your chosen arrangement to share with your family or friends, which will also be kept at the funeral home.

If you or a family member have already made funeral arrangements with another funeral home, either close by or in a distant town, you are free to change those arrangements at any time. If you decide to allow us to be in charge of your arrangements, your funeral director can make that transition for you, all you have to do is bring in the paperwork from your other funeral home. Even if a loved one has died, all you have to do is call us and we will help take care of all the details.

Funeral prices, like everything else, increase over time. By preplanning and prefunding now, you can be assured the money will be there to help cover your funeral costs and prevent a financial burden on those close to you. We have a variety of prefunding options to choose from. We welcome the opportunity to help you determine which option will best meet your needs

About Pre-Planning

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 morality, 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-Payment Options

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.