Most of us don’t like to think about our mortality – let alone plan for it. Sure, we make arrangements for other events in life, but what about when it comes to the end of life? Think of the planning involved when you make a significant purchase or organize a vacation or party. Not to mention the thought and time you invest thinking (and, perhaps, dreaming) about retirement! When it comes to your end-of-life wishes, have you given any consideration to your funeral plans and how you’d like to have people remember you? The good news is that this kind of planning takes no time at all and is a tremendous gift to give your family.
Every day, we talk with people in Toronto who are surprised by the option to preplan their own arrangements. Some have never heard of pre-planning, while others haven’t gotten around to it or are putting it off until they’re older or feel the time is right.
Our team at Affordable Burial and Cremation knows how much preplanning matters. Mainly because we meet with family after family, who have to make numerous decisions on behalf of the loved one they just lost. We’ve seen the stress this causes during an already difficult time. We’ve heard families argue and disagree about what they think their loved one would have wanted. We understand that family dynamics can be challenging to navigate during the best of times, much less while in the throes of grief.
Family dynamics is one reason why we encourage everyone to put their arrangements in writing. In short, when you preplan, you remove the responsibility from your family while putting yourself in the driver’s seat. You can decide whether you want a traditional burial or cremation, or even if there are specific songs or readings you’d like included in a funeral service. Would you appreciate donations in your name to a much-loved charity or organization? You can even choose to fund your prearranged plans to take the financial aspect off of your family. Keep in mind – you don’t have to pre-pay if you pre-plan – we can keep your wishes on file if you’d like.
You can make all of these decisions in your timing, at your leisure. As you consider pre-planning, remember that, at Affordable Burials and Cremations, the process is easier than ever. You can begin preplanning from the comfort of home with our easy-to-use online resource kit. You don’t have to ever come into the funeral home if you don’t want to! If you feel more comfortable with a personal meeting, our preplanning specialists can guide you through every option.
Our caring staff is here for you at your convenience. Reach out to us to get started. You’ll be surprised by the ease of the process and peace of mind it brings.