We all have a habit of shying away from discussions about our own mortality. It’s only natural, after all conversations about dying and the decisions that will have to be made by family and loved ones in our absence are difficult to have.
Nevertheless, they are decisions that have to be made. However, if they are made in advance, they can save your family a lot of heartache at a time when they should be focused on coping with their loss and not on the practicalities of funeral arrangements.
According to Trevor Watts, the owner/operator of Eternal Memories Funeral Service and Crematorium, pre-planning can give you piece of mind and help to support your family even when you’re no longer around.
So what is pre-planning and who is it suitable for? We asked Trevor for his expert insight.
What is pre-planning?
Pre-planning gives you the power to make the decisions about your final arrangements. Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones, it will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members.
How can I tell if pre-planning is right for me?
If any of the following statements ring true, then you should consider pre-planning your final arrangements:
You want to make things easy for family: By taking the time to lay everything out in advance you can take comfort in the knowledge that your loved ones will be spared the stress of making decisions on your behalf.
You want to alleviate financial concerns: You can also pre-pay for your own funeral. Not only will this protect you from rising costs, but it will also remove any financial burden from your loved ones.
You want to take control over your final arrangements: If you have specific preferences for your final arrangements you can set them forth in your plan, which means that you can rest easy in the knowledge that when the time comes, they will be followed to the letter.
If you’d like to find out more about pre-planning, or if you have already pre-planned your funeral and would like to transfer it to a local funeral service, visit www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca or call 1-306-445-7570. If you prefer, you can also stop by the funeral home, which is located at Unit 5, 2741-99th St North Battleford.