By pre-arranging your final arrangements in advance of need, you relieve your survivors of having to make immediate, important and difficult decisions at a time of deep personal loss. It’s a time when your loved ones aren’t thinking very clearly and may not know what to do, because you never made your wishes known.
We know it’s easy to say, “Don’t make a fuss over me, I don’t want an elaborate ceremony” or “Just bury me and be done with it!” It’s important to realize that the ritual of a funeral, cremation or memorial service is not for the deceased, but for those left behind. It’s a time for family and friends to gather together to grieve openly and provide emotional support for one another. It’s a time of fond remembrance and celebration of a life that has been lived.
By pre-arranging your final wishes in advance of need you can: