If you have already a funeral plan or even considered one, you have the opportunity of sparing your love ones the difficulties of worrying about what you want when your time comes. Below we have created a checklist of ten things to think about before you die that will help your loved ones.
Do you want to be buried or cremated? (compare them both here)
Do you want to donate your organs? (Fill in a form here.
Do you want viewing of your body available for your loved ones?
Where and what kind of memorial service if any, do you want? at home, at the local church, graveside or local pub ? Are there specific instructions such as favourite music to be played, poems to be read, favourite quotes.
What sort of grave marker do you want, if any? What should the inscription say?
Would you prefer cremation? What do you want your loved ones to do with your ashes? Do you want them scattered? Where? Or made into a cremated ashes memorial?
Who should be notified of your death? Who should be invited to the funeral/memorial service?
What information should be included in your obituary?
Although it is hard to contemplate our own deaths, it’s no surprise that when it comes to funeral pre planning, most of us are prone to “I’ll think about it tomorrow.” It’s important to make these decisions today and ensure your loved ones know you have done this. Not only will it give you the satisfaction of taking charge of your own funeral and how you would like it but it will relieve your loved ones of a terrible burden at a time when they’re least capable of coping with it. Click here to start planning today.