The benefits of pre- planning
It lets you decide how you’d like to be remembered
Creating your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However you decide to be memorialised, pre- planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family and friends, as well, if you choose to include them in the process.
We advise that you tell your family, friends or next of kin that you have pre planned you funeral or put details of your plan in a will.
You can take your time creating arrangements that best suit your needs and preferences, and all you have to do is fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you can make changes at a later date if you wish.
When you finalise your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today’s funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your spare your loved ones an unexpected expense. We work in partnership with Golden Charter Funeral Plans and Open Prepaid Funeral Plans who will keep your funds safe in a trust. We will match you with the plan company that best suits your needs. This means that the money you pay towards your funeral is protected should your chosen funeral home go out of business. More details can be found here:
It takes the difficulty of arranging a funeral away from your family and friends.
By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you’re relieving them of decision- making and giving them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They won’t have to ask themselves, “Am I making the right choices?”
Where Do I Start?
The first step is to review our Planning Ahead Checklist to help you consider all of your possibilities and gather all of the information you’ll need.
Then, you can use our Pre-Planning Form to begin creating your personalised arrangements.