How do you want to be remembered? What a profound question. Your funeral service is your last hurrah, leaving a final impression of who you are and how you lived your life. Family and friends will remember your life, and they’ll remember your death. What do you want your send-off to be like? More importantly, how will your loved one know your wishes? Preplanning a funeral is the best way to prepare a guide for yourself and those who care about you.
Preplanning a Funeral
By scheduling a preplanning session, you:
- Learn about different funeral options.
- Make decisions that reflect your personality and values.
- Discuss the costs associated with your decisions.
- The funeral director records your preplanning decisions.
- When the time comes, the funeral home acts on this plan.
At the preplanning meeting, you give yourself and your loved ones peace of mind. You provide the information that your family will need at the time of your death. Your loved ones will have a well-conceived outline of your funeral wishes, plus important personal information. This will lessen their burden when they are already grieving.
Part of the Healing Process
So, what types of preplanning decisions will you make? You will decide three basic elements:
- Gathering: Allows family and friends to give and receive love and support
- Ceremony: Involves an organized tribute to honor the deceased, often with religious overtones
- Final Resting Place: Offers a point of closure and gives loved ones a place to return to in the future
A meaningful funeral is an important part of the healing process. Legacy Funeral Chapels excels at customized funeral services that capture the personality and interests of the deceased. At a preplanning session, Funeral Director James Beaton will get to know you and learn about your life. He will guide you through the preplanning process with compassion and understanding. He will prepare an estimate and explain payment options so you can make a sound financial plan.
By preplanning a funeral, you have the foresight to decide, “This is how I want to be remembered.” Contact James to schedule a preplanning appointment today.