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Online Funeral Arrangements

Making Online Funeral Arrangements – Does it Seem Impersonal?

November 24, 2020

Planning a funeral is a difficult task, whether you’re making arrangements after a loved one dies or pre-planning the service with a loved one who is terminally ill. Visiting a funeral home during this time can be overwhelming and time consuming. Online funeral planning is a way to make those arrangements in the comfort of […]

Many people leave funeral planning to their loved ones, avoiding the opportunity to make arrangements before their death. Funeral costs can put financial stress on a family at an already difficult time. It can feel undignified to speak about money and finances during the arrangement process. Consider that a funeral is a large purchase for most families. You may feel that it is disrespectful to your loved one to haggle over costs or be influenced by money. The grim truth is that your loved one would probably not want you to go into debt for a funeral. Here are some tips for staying within your budget while maintaining dignity for your loved one. Take Your Time Planning a Funeral Service Although there may be some pressure to make decisions, it’s okay to take a breath and really think about the types of services you really want. There are options that can save money, such as direct burial, which is when the body is buried soon after death. There’s no embalming or visitation, which saves money. You can hold a memorial service on your own schedule. Direct cremation is another option that can be more affordable. Pick and Choose the Funeral Services You Want You don’t have buy a set bundle of services from a funeral home. You can select the services you want. Know your budget ahead of time. When you make arrangements, have a friend or family member with you who can be objective or even help you negotiate. Choosing to have the service in a church or your home is an option that can help you save on funeral expenses. You may even want to plan some of your own things, such as printing memorial cards or asking your clergy to perform the service. A funeral or memorial service honors the loved one who died. It’s not disrespectful to ask about costs and to find solutions that fit your budget. Contact First Memorial Funeral Services for more information about affordable funeral services.

Is a Budget-Friendly Funeral Service Disrespectful to Your Deceased Loved One?

November 17, 2020

Many people leave funeral planning to their loved ones, avoiding the opportunity to make arrangements before their death. Funeral costs can put financial stress on a family at an already difficult time. It can feel undignified to speak about money and finances during the arrangement process. Consider that a funeral is a large purchase for […]

Funeral Industry is Prepared for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa’s Funeral Industry is Prepared for the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 12, 2020

Staff and Guest Safety Remain Top Priorities amidst Funerals & COVID-19 As the federal, provincial, and local public health guidelines regarding the coronavirus crisis evolve, Ottawa’s funeral industry continues to adapt to the rapidly changing realities of funerals & COVID-19. Like all other sectors, this industry has made substantial changes in their operational processes and […]

new rules for Ottawa funeral homes during the COVID-19

New Rules for Ottawa Funeral Homes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 04, 2020

Learn More about Applicable Guidelines and Directives The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a slew of measures by public health authorities to keep people safe and prevent the spread of the disease. Various safety protocols and guidelines are issued for each industry, and funeral homes are no exception. Here are some insights into the new […]

How COVID-19 Affects Planning A Funeral in Ottawa?

COVID-19 Affects How You Plan a Funeral in Ottawa

September 18, 2020

A Virtual Funeral May be a More Practical Option The COVID-19 pandemic has not only altered the way we live, work, and socialize, but it has also impacted the way we mourn our loved ones. With the guidelines on physical distancing and restrictions on the size of gatherings still in place in most provinces across […]

Virtual Funerals in Ottawa

Virtual Funerals in Ottawa

September 04, 2020

A Practical and Safe Way of Mourning in the COVID-19 Era The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and every Canadian province and territory continues to remain in at least a partial state of emergency. From travel and movement, to the size of gatherings, numerous restrictions are still in place to maintain physical distancing and […]