Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself. We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful. Please accept our sincere thanks.
With so much advertising about funeral pre-planning, it is little wonder many people get confused about the different options available. Funeral planning is a highly emotional and personal matter, requiring decisions to be made that can have significant financial implications.
The good news is, our experienced funeral planners can help reduce the stress by offering you an easy alternative. Better still, there’s no age limit and no medical assessments required before you can put your plans and wishes in place.
Why Should I Pre-Plan My Funeral?
We believe funeral pre-planning is a parting gift to your loved ones. There is nothing more certain in life than death, but we don’t know when it will occur. Being prepared removes an enormous burden from those who will have the responsibility of organising the funeral at the time of death.
During the grieving stages, it is very difficult for loved ones to focus on the task of planning a funeral. However, this is a time where questions will be asked and decisions need to be made in order to ensure the funeral is conducted in that special way.
Funeral pre-planning allows you to record your wishes. You get to make the decisions ahead of time which means your loved ones are free from some of the stresses that may otherwise come once you pass away.
What Are the Steps in Funeral Pre-Planning?
There are two simple steps in pre-planning a funeral.
Step 1: The Pre-Arrangement
We will help you through the process of pre-arranging your funeral. Each family or individual has different ideas about how the passing of a loved one should be acknowledged or celebrated.
The first decision that needs to be made is whether you prefer a burial or cremation. After that you’ll need to decide on a service in our chapel, a church, a crematorium chapel or graveside. Or, no service at all.
There are many other options to consider. For example, do you prefer a coffin or casket, do you like the look of a floral tribute, will you require a celebrant or minister for the service, will you need catering, a photo tribute, programmes, funeral notices, perhaps a mourning coach on the day of the funeral?
Further to helping make these decisions, we will then collect the essential information required for the completion of the death certificate and other relevant paperwork.
In our experience, those completing a pre-arrangement are given security and comfort in the knowledge that their family will be able to access the funds needed to pay for the funeral when the time comes.
Step 2: Preparing Financially
In our opinion, the preferred method of preparing financially for your funeral is to open a Funeral Bond. These bonds are administered by Funeral Plan Management and come with the following benefits.
Capital Guarenteed Investment
Your Money is Held in Your Name
Tax Benefits – your Bond is not Counted as an Asset by Centrelink
From as little as $50 per month
More Questions? Sounds Good? What Should I Do Next?
Complete the online form below or phone us on (08) 9459 2846 and we will make an appointment to visit you in your own home to complete your plan.