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I Can’t Afford a Traditional Funeral Service for My Spouse – What Are My Options?

Funeral Service for My Spouse

Traditional funeral services can be expensive. You may feel as if you have no choice but to be extravagant in planning a funeral for your loved one. A budget-friendly funeral isn’t a disrespectful option, but you should take your time planning. Here are some things you can do to keep the costs more affordable.

Make Online Arrangements

When you go online to make funeral arrangements, you can look at the price options and choose what fits your needs. It can be less overwhelming to select cremation or burial services in the comfort of your own home surrounded by your family or friends. It gives you time to discuss the service without strangers around. Through our online system, you can ask the funeral director any questions you have as you go through the process.

Hold a Remembrance Service

Instead of a traditional funeral service, ask for direct cremation services in Ottawa as an affordable option. In this process, cremation occurs shortly after the death. You can arrange the remembrance service when and where you choose, avoiding some of the formalities and saving money. There’s no right way to hold a service for your loved one. The important thing is to give friends and family a way to begin the grieving process.

Consider Pre-Planning

It may be too late to pre-plan your spouse’s funeral, but you should think about pre-planning your own funeral while the memory is fresh. This keeps your family from feeling the same burdens you’re currently dealing with, both emotionally and financially. It also gives you a chance to describe your wishes for your family. Because you’ve been through the process recently, you’re more familiar with your options. A funeral director can help you relieve your loved one from making these difficult decisions after you.

Affordable Cremation Services

Contact First Memorial Funeral Services for more information about affordable funeral and burial services.  

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