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 mortality, 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-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.
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, Celebration of Life)
Choose which funeral home to use.
Designate your pallbearers, pick any music or readings you want at your service.
Jesse Evans, Canada Purple Shield Representative
Jesse was born and raised in Moose Jaw before moving to Saskatoon in 2004 to marry his wonderful wife Kimberly and to start their family of two daughters, Cassidy and Lucia. In 2014, Jesse and his family moved back to Moose Jaw, where he began working with Canada Purple Shield. He specializes in helping families reduce the future stress on their loved ones, by preplanning for their inevitable funerals. He is involved in the community of Moose Jaw through family fundraising efforts for Cystic Fibrosis, The Children’s Wish Foundation, and is an active member of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club. In 2016, Jesse qualified to attend the Canada Purple Shield Premiere Club conference, which recognizes the top agents from across Canada for their quality of service to their clients. He takes a very considerate and relaxed approach to help you put your final wishes in writing, and to help set aside funds for your final expenses. Jesse has both his Life Insurance license, and his Funeral Sales license to professionally assist you with your final wishes.
Visit the preplanning website of Canada Purple Shield at www.purpleshieldsk.ca to access more information online. See their “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)” section for good information on preplanning.