Welcome to ItsAboutCelebratingLife: Funeral PrePlanning
Celebrating Life is both a lifelong process and a final goodbye for loved ones using the funeral service to do so in a way that is healing and dignified. Funerals are opportunities for special rituals that help us deal with the death of a loved one.
Decisions about funeral choices, if not planned ahead, can be emotionally very difficult. These decisions about the funeral service must be made in a short period of time. There are a multitude of funeral service choices: what funeral home, what type of funeral service,the cost of the funeral services themselves, where to hold the funeral or memorial service. The list goes on and on.
Most of us plan for all of life's possibilities yet we often do not plan for the kind of funeral or memorial service that would be appropriate for ourselves and our famlies. Funerals are an opportunity to mourn the death of someone we cared about, respected and loved. Funeral or memorial services are also a way to celebrate the person's life and honour our memories. What we do today concerning funeral planning could eliminate a number of issues at the time of the death. Being knowledgeable about funeral options, preplanning and possible future costs surrounding funeral services is an important first step.
Tonia Catcher, EPC.
PreArrangement & Estate Care Counsellor