The thought of pre-arranging your own funeral can sometimes be a little intimidating. From making decisions about floral arrangements and catering, to choosing speakers and location, planning out your own funeral or the funeral of a loved one can be an overwhelming experience that often occurs during the most difficult of times.
However, those at Forest Lawn Funeral Home actually say that pre-arranging and pre-paying for your funeral is more positive than you may think. Andrew Knapman, the manager at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, says that it is not just money and time that you are saving.
“When you pre-arrange your own funeral, you’re making your wishes known so that your family isn’t trying to guess what you would have wanted afterwards,” Knapman said. “A lot of the times people don’t want to have that conversation with their loved ones, but if they’ve pre-arranged it, people can speak with the advisor and talk about the types of things they would like at their funeral service.” This way, he said, families will not have to make those decisions later on.
In fact, pre-paying for your funeral can also be a forthright and conscientious aspect of pre-arranging your funeral. As funeral costs in the Lower Mainland continue to increase each year, paying increasing prices for funeral costs should be the last of your worries. That is why at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, you can lock in the price of your pre-arranged funeral at a cost that fits within your budget and pay it over time. “By the time someone has passed away,” Knapman explained, “it is all paid for and if the fees have gone up in the meantime, the family will not have to pay extra.”
From pre-planning to after the funeral service, Forest Lawn Funeral Home is by the side of the families, offering support and empathy every step of the way. As a part of Dignity Memorial, the largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, Forest Lawn Funeral Home is one of the names that families turn to for compassionate and professional final arrangements.
To find out more about Forest Lawn Funeral Home, visit www.forestlawn-burnaby.com, call 1-800-34-DIGNITY or call 604-299-7720.