Preplanning a funeral is about you making decisions, designing your own funeral and documenting the details. It's about having the peace of mind that your wishes are known and will be carried out in detail.
There is no money involved when preplanning a funeral, it is a document that simply records your wishes. It is not sombre, it is sensible and practical.
If you are single or widowed, you can be assured that you are taking care of your own affairs in a manner which will protect your wishes while relieving others of any uncertainty, as you specify the arrangements that you would like to be carried out when the time comes.
We already preplan so many aspects of our lives; travel, education, retirement – and it makes sense to plan ahead in exactly the same way for a funeral as this will ease the burden for those who may be faced with arranging your funeral. If you are in a de-facto relationship or same-sex partnership, setting out your exact funeral requirements and how your partner may be involved, while you are here, may help to alleviate any misunderstandings later.
We will help you to personalise your funeral arrangements, recording each request and provide you with a copy of these arrangements. You may wish to give this copy to a family member, friend or the Executor of your Will. We will also hold a copy in our files.
A guide entitled 'Personal Profile & Prearranged Funeral' is a booklet that captures your thoughts and vital information for us to build upon as you preplan your service. Order your free booklet via our contact form below, or call us on (02) 4869 2888 and we will post a copy of the booklet to you.
You can simply preplan your funeral and leave this document as a record of your wishes or you may combine this with the option of a prepaid funeral plan.