Taking the time to arrange your funeral now leaves one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. We are here to help you every step of the way.
While people spend months planning events like weddings and trips, few think about the one event that is certain to happen: their funeral. While most people do not want to think about their own mortality, the time to pre-plan your funeral is now. The primary advantage of pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an emotional time, and to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes, eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted. Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
Pre-paying for your funeral reduces stress and financial burden on your loved ones after your passing. By pre-paying your funeral, you ease the financial impact on your family. Pre-payment also protects you and your family, from inflation, and the growth is non-taxable. Depending on your region, if your funeral costs less than the amount you have put aside, those funds will be refunded back to your beneficiaries. For more information on what is applicable in your region, simply speak to your funeral director. Each year thousands of people decide to pre-plan and pre-pay for their funeral. George wants you to know that it is not necessary that you pre pay for your funeral or that of a loved one in advance. This way you can pay whatever the fees are at the time of death without feeling pressured to pay now.
We offer a trust funding option when prepaying for services and supplies. Trust funds are accepted by cheque only, and made payable to “Simpler Times Cremation Centre Inc. in Trust”. Trusted funds will be deposited at First Ontario Credit Union and will earn interest which will be applied to the services and merchandise when the funeral contract is fulfilled at the time of need.
What you can do in advance…
- Decide on Burial or Cremation and your casket or urn type.
- Choose which funeral home or transfer service to use.
Benefits of Pre-Planning
- There may be up to 95 or more decisions that are made within the first 24-48 hours of death. It’s difficult to think rationally while making so many decisions within days of losing someone. Pre-planning gives yourself, family, and friends peace of mind.
- It’s easy. Anyone can do it, and you can change your mind at any time.