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Do I Have to Pre-pay to Pre-plan a Funeral?

Pre-planning a funeral in Ottawa takes away the burden from your family when you die. Pre-paying for your funeral also alleviates the stress from your loved ones. The two are closely related, but you can still pre-plan a funeral without pre-paying. Funeral homes in Ottawa will help answer your questions about pre-planning your funeral and document your wishes.   

What Are the Benefits of Pre-paying Your Funeral?  

Although you don’t have to have to pre-pay for a funeral, there are many reasons people do.  

  • Peace of mind that your death won’t be a financial burden on your family.  
  • You minimize disagreements between your survivors. 
  • Your loved ones can focus on comforting each other without worrying about funeral costs.  
  • Your loved ones have peace of mind because they know your wishes and can honour them. 

You can also name a legal representative who ensures that your funeral plan is respected. You have more time to decide how you want to be honoured in death, instead of making your loved ones deal with those decisions in just a few days. Pre-planning and pre-paying for your funeral is your final gift to your surviving family!  

We Can Answer Your Questions About Pre-planning a Funeral in Ottawa  

Funeral planning in Ottawa is not an easy conversation, but it is a necessary one for your family, regardless of your age. The funeral directors with First Memorial Funeral Services can help you start the process and give you options for payment to relieve your family of stress when the time does come. Contact us to learn more.  

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