For some, it may seem odd to complete your own funeral planning. For many years, individuals who have pre-planned their funeral service preferences have felt a great deal of relief and a sense that a “burden” has been lifted from them and their families. Although not always possible, end-of-life arrangements are best made ahead of time, before a variety of emotions present themselves. Pre-planning is also one of the best ways to avoid the possibilities of future confusion. Don’t be forced to make important decisions under pressure if you don’t have to. We would be honored to assist you and your family in pre-planning the most meaningful and memorable ceremony possible.
We feel it is important to take some time and get together with your family or a close friend. During your time together, offer your thoughts and explain your wishes explicitly. Then, allow them to speak and listen to them carefully. Give their ideas special attention. While many people don’t realize it, or wish not to accept it, your funeral will most directly affect your family, and it is essential to take their feelings and wishes into account. Simply stated, although the service is ABOUT you, it is FOR your family and friends. Once you and your family have come to a consensus, arrange a time to discuss your wishes with one of our funeral directors. You can include your family members if you like. This meeting will serve as an opportunity for open expression.
Pre-arrangement certainly isn’t a preoccupation with death, but rather a preparation for the inevitabilities of life. By planning ahead, you’ll express to your family a sincere desire to ease assist them from having to make difficult decisions later on. For decades, families have continued to make substantial headway during these discussions.
We have all the proper forms needed for making these arrangements and keep copies on file for safekeeping. You also receive copies to take home and we encourage that you and your family review them periodically or update them as needed. Many individuals decide to fund a portion of their pre-planned ceremony as a last gift to their loved ones. Since finances are a personal and confidential matter, if you or your family are interested in funding options, we will be honored to discuss the various options available.
Simply call to schedule a time to meet with a funeral director.