Today, more people are recognizing that planning a funeral in advance of need is an act of love and consideration for their family members. It is a thoughtful decision that reduces the stress of indecision and uncertainty, which so often follows death.
That is why Kopan's Funeral Service offers advance funeral planning. We recognize that sometimes it is not possible to rely on family members or others to make the necessary decisions. Some people have definite ideas about funeral services and want to ensure that their families are informed and involved in those decisions.
Perhaps the best reason to prearrange, however, is time. You have the time you need to talk things over, and ask questions. Time to reflect. Time to consider your options and discuss them with those who you care about. Time to make decisions and time to change your mind!
Later, your family will have more time together. They'll start the healing process knowing that the arrangements truly reflected your wishes, as well as their needs.
Funding the prearranged funeral can ease possible financial pressures on family members. Pre-funding allows you to pay for the funeral service at current prices. As the fund increases in value over time, it offsets inflation and should provide adequate funds for the future cost of a funeral.
Since our beginnings, Kopan's Funeral Service has offered preplanning as part of our service to the community. We will assist you in completing funeral arrangements that are most appropriate for you and your family, and will explain the various funding plans available. Or, if you are prearranged already with another funeral provider and wish to move your plan over to Kopan's Funeral Service, we can explain how simple it can be done.
THE ADVANTAGES OF PRE-ARRANGEMENT
Why consider pre-arranging a funeral for yourself or a loved one? You may have very particular ideas about what you want. You may be interested in controlling costs. Or you may want to make things easier for your family. Kopan's Funeral Service encourages pre-arrangement. In our experience, pre-arranging fosters communication among family members and reduces stress, because the wishes of the deceased are made clear.
We also believe that a family should look after their own funds for a pre-arranged funeral, why trust a total stranger with your money, ask our pre-arrangement counsellor for information on how this can be done. Another advantage of pre-arrangement is that it gives the family time to set aside funds to cover funeral expenses. If you're interested in pre-paying, we'll go over the pros and cons to help you make the right decision. And we'll also explain how, even if you've already pre-arranged with some other firm, you can usually save money by switching over to Kopan's Funeral Service and how easily this can also be done.