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Preplanning


Making arrangements and planning for your own funeral can be an incredibly emotional task. While it may be difficult, the main benefit of preplanning a funeral is to give you and your family peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of for when the time comes.

Preplanning a funeral in advance will also relieve your family and friends of the burden of having to make funeral arrangements during their time of grief. In fact, you will be giving your loved ones the gift of time by allowing them to focus on what is most important to them in the moment—the loss of you.

Planning your own funeral ahead of time is a powerful way to care for the people who love you.

Whether you want to speak with our preplanning specialist,  download our planning guide, or simply want to learn more, we created an entire website dedicated to preplanning to better meet your needs.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Preplanning a Funeral

Pre-planning your funeral is very simple. Here are some things that you’ll be asked when you begin the process of pre-planning.

Vital Statistics (so the Ontario Government can register the death):

  • Name and address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Social Insurance Number
  • The full name of partner
  • Occupation most recently performed
  • Parent’s name (including mother’s maiden name) and places of birth
  • Name and address of executor

Funeral Service Selection Categories: Services of Funeral Professionals

  • The ceremony and how you would like it personalized
  • Embalming and other preparations
  • Facilities for visitation and receptions
  • Transportation services

Funeral Merchandise

  • A full range of caskets including cremation rental caskets
  • Cremation Urns
  • Outer burial containers
  • Stationery

Disbursements

  • Burial and/or cremation fee
  • Clergy honorarium
  • Newspaper print fee
  • Coroner’s fee
  • Catering for reception
  • Flowers
  • Various taxes

Making preplanned funeral arrangements or setting up a prepaid funeral plan is an important step to take, but not one that requires a lot of time and paperwork. By simply giving us your vital statistics and funeral preferences, you can lift the burden from your family and ensure that your funeral reflects your vision.


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