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.
Jordan Grant, Canada Purple Shield Representative
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.