Thinking about your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but more people are finding that preplanning a funeral offers great emotional and even financial security for them and their families. With preplanning, families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one wanted. It also gives them peace of mind to not have to make important decisions at a stressful time.
Increasingly, people are planning their own funerals, mainly to lessen the responsibilities for the family at such a difficult time. But pre-planning also makes clear your preferences about your funeral, including:
- Your choice of funeral director
- Your church affiliation
- Your wishes as to burial or cremation and, in the case of the latter, the placement of your ashes
- The venue for your funeral service
- Details of a cemetery plot which is already owned, or your choice of cemetery where a plot is to be purchased
- Details of organisations, professional societies, clubs, etc., which must be specifically notified of the funeral details.
- Specific wishes important to you.
There may also be things you don’t want at your funeral and these can be made known.
If you are considering prearranging a funeral, then get in touch and we can make a time to go through everything with you (either at your place or at ours)
Once you’ve made prearrangements, keep a copy of the plan and any pertinent paperwork in a safe place. Also, inform a close friend or relative what arrangements have been made and where the information may be found.
Contact us any time for more information on preplanning and/or prepaying your funeral
For those wishing for a traditional catholic service, follow this link to be directed to a Requiem Mass planner