Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning
You Can Choose the Way You'll be Remembered
Have you given any thought as to how you want to be remembered? Maybe you had a long career in the military that you'd like others to celebrate. Maybe you love animals and would like to encourage donations in your memory to your local humane society. When you pre-arrange, you put your wishes on paper so that your loved ones will know exactly how to celebrate your life and honour your memory.
You’ll Make it Easier on Your Loved Ones
Did you know that there are more than 70 details that need to be tended to in the first 24 hours after a death? Are your loved ones ready for all that responsibility?
When you pre-arrange, you make it easier for your everyone. You can also save them money. The stress of making last-minute arrangements often causes people to make unnecessary purchases. By taking care of the arrangements yourself, you can prevent this from happening.
You Can Protect Yourself and Your Family from Rising Funeral Costs
Like most things, funeral costs tend to rise every year. Paying for the services now can save your loved ones money. If you’d like to explore the subject of locking in funeral costs, please call us.
You’ll Empower Your Family
They will know exactly what needs to be done because you’ve taken all of the guesswork out of your end-of-life care. When you pre-arrange, everyone benefits. You know that your wishes will be carried out and your loved ones know exactly how to honor you.
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When someone we love dies, our memories reside in our heart, giving us comfort and easing sorrow. They are a true gift to us in the dark days after a loss, and are part of your legacy.
Our memories enrich our lives, and in the words of writer Anne Rice, “No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of their beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems.”
How can you preserve your legacy of memories for the generations to follow as part of your pre-arrangements? With Memories Forever™, your survivors can create a permanent online memorial archive of images and words in your honor.
Help Them Out
If you start gathering photos and writing down memories today, you can give your family a head start on building a complete Memories Forever™ in your honor. It’s a great way to bring everyone together to celebrate your life because it won’t just be your memories that are recorded. Invite other family members and friends to participate in building a legacy of treasured memories that will be available to them in the years after your passing.
The writer and video game developer, Takayuki Ikkaku, shared this thought about the power within a memory. “Memories can be sad, but sometimes they can also save you.”
Help your family to remember your legacy of memories. That way you ensure your family has an unforgettable, priceless legacy of memories to comfort them in the future, then call us. We can help you get started.