Pre-arranged funerals can mean various things to people, for some it means they choose the when, where, why, and how, and for others it means giving their living loved ones peace of mind, knowing that it is all take care of. If you are thinking about funeral pre-arrangments or the benefits of pre-planning, and are unsure of where to begin, we have provided this simple pre-planning checklist for you.
Prepare a list of people who should be contacted in case of a medical emergency or death
Write an obituary or write down information needed for an obituary
Decide where the obituary should appear
Choose the type of disposition you would like (burial or cremation)
Choose Your Details:
Cemetery lot location
Casket type/Cremation urn type
Type of service: religious, military, other
Your music selection
Readings at service and who will read them
The charity, church, or organization you would like donations to be made to
Your funeral and visitation location
Now that you've figured out most of the details, it's time to make sure they're carried out. Take the time to assign responsibility for each task on your list.
Building a Legacy of Memories
When someone we love dies, we miss them terribly. There is a hole in our heart which it seems nothing can fill. Except our memories. They can reside in your heart, giving comfort and easing sorrow.
They are a true gift to us in the dark days after a loss. Even years later, our memories enrich our lives, and in the words of the writer, Anne Rice, “No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of their beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems.”
How can you preserve them, both for yourself, and for the generations to follow, as part of your pre-arrangements? With a Book of Memories™, your survivors can create a permanent online memorial archive of images and words, in your honour.
Help Them Out
If you start gathering photos, and writing down memories today, you’ll be giving your family a head start on building a complete Book of Memories™ in your honour. It’s a great way to bring everyone together to celebrate your life, because it won’t just be your memories that are recorded. Invite other family members and friends to participate in building a legacy of treasured memories that will be available to them in the years after your passing.
The writer and video game developer, Takayuki Ikkaku shared this thought about the power within a memory. “Memories can be sad, but sometimes they can also save you.”
Take the time to remember, today. If this sounds like a good way to ensure your family has an unforgettable, priceless legacy of memories to comfort them in the future, then call us. We’ll help you get started.
You could also use our online tool, PreArrange Online. It’s just four steps – and you can revisit it at any time to revise your plan, because you’ll create an account with a log-in name and password.All the information you provide will be held in strict confidence, because your privacy is as important to us as it is to you.
Have questions about pre-planning? Give us a call. We’ll help you take care of all the details – and there’s absolutely no cost or obligation for this service.
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