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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PREPLAN YOUR FUNERAL?

The best time to begin making your prearrangements is now, while you're thinking about it. .While some people in their 40's and 50's may think it's too early to preplan, people who do say that prearranging their funerals is smart financial planning and gives them added peace of mind knowing they aren't leaving this burden to family members. By taking time now to collect cost information and calmly making choices related to your own funeral arrangements, you'll be protecting your family against the stress of having to make these decisions at a time of extreme emotional stress. This way you can carefully choose specific items you want and need ... and pay for them now. Prepaid Investments through funeral homes allows families to fund their funerals in advance through different investment vehicles.

THE SIX COMMON REASONS FOR PREARRANGING FUNERALS:

Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange their funerals than ever before. Because of the factors such as inflation, fewer extended family members living close by, and other changes in our society, planning your own funeral can make a lot of sense. In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for prearranging their own funerals:

  • Lets your wishes be known.
  • Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time.
  • Saves money
  • Guarantees your family will never have to pay more for your funeral - no matter what happens with inflation.
  • Shows you care.
  • Relieves your loved ones of the financial responsibility.
 
What is a Pre- Arrangement?

It is simply recording your wishes down on paper, collecting personal information, your choices, and selections and keeping them on file in our facility until the time of death. Having your requests and information recorded ahead of time relieves the burden from your family.

What are the benefits of pre-planning?

  • You are able to make rational and logical decisions: Saving your family the burden of having to make them under times of grief and stress.
  • The Assurance that your wishes are known and will be carried out as specified and obtain piece of mind: You have the opportunity to discuss options with our Funeral Directors and also with your family, church, friends, etc.
  • It will not be a financial burden on your family: You can select the service and memorial stationary according to your wishes, spiritual beliefs as well as for your financial means by pre-paying for the services.
  • It will not be a financial burden on your family: You can select the service and memorial stationary according to your wishes, spiritual beliefs as well as for your financial means by pre-paying for the services.
     

What is involved in making pre-arrangements?

  • Recording personal information that is required for Vital Statistics: This consists of your loved one full name, spouse's name, occupation, birth date, birthplace, parent's names and their birthplaces and your next of kin or executor.
  • Making Service Choices: Funeral or Memorial Service, burial, cremation, entombment or transfer to another city, music selections, personalized memorial service folder, video tributes, participants (family/ friends) to create a meaningful service.
  • Making Specific Selections: The selection of a casket or cremation container, an urn, a burial or urn vault, and a monument  or memorial marker.
  • Arranging a Payment Plan: The services do not have to be prepaid, but the costs will be guaranteed not to increase if payment is made at one time or by monthly payments.

It is a good idea to,
Leave your requests flexible enough to allow survivors
to make appropriate arrangements for the fulfillment of their emotional needs

 

Why Pre-arrange with Squamish Funeral Chapel?

  • There is no cost involved to pre-arrange: At Squamish Funeral Chapel there is no membership fee or filing charges to record your wishes for your services.
  • Squamish Funeral Chapel is locally owned and operated, and has been serving the Sea to Sky Community for over 45 years: Our qualified staff, or central location, the facilities that are available and the variety of services that are offered.
  • Feel at home or be at home: The arrangements can be made in our well appointed Funeral home or in the comfort of your own home.

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