The Benefits of Preplanning
But when will the time be right?
Each of us is unique, possessing very personal views on almost every aspect of what affects our life. Preplanning provides the opportunity for research, discussion, and informed decisions.
Each of us has a unique ability to understand the workings of our family dynamic. People come in all shapes and sizes….intellectuals, silly souls, proper ladies and quite gentlemen, extroverts and introverts, happy go lucky guys and gals, dreamers….and an individuals’ personality is often indicative as to how we approach the topic of final wishes.
This discussion of preplanning leads to the realization of a need for follow through with discussions with one’s lawyer, financial advisor and family members to perhaps attend to long neglected reorganization of finances, to finally have a Will and Last Testament drafted or updated, and to have that important discussion with loved ones about what decisions are being contemplated in all aspects.
Sometimes those preplanning arrangements can be accomplished by the individual themselves, with a little assistance from their power of attorney or family member, and sometimes it is beneficial to preplan as a representative for the family member in your care.
Decisions made when we are emotionally distraught and vulnerable are rarely the best decisions we have ever made.
Time and experience has brought people to us who have spoken of decisions that were made when someone they loved died and these individuals express how after the fact they live with a burden of guilt, resentment, anger, and remain distressed even decades later over those long ago decisions made that can never be changed.
These expressed plans have the potential of providing One’s family and friends with a lasting positive in the midst of heartbreak.
In even the best of caskets, it never all fits – all that we’d like to bury in them; the hurt and forgiveness, the anger and pain, the praise and thanksgiving, the emptiness and exaltations, the untidy feelings when someone dies.
Preplan or Prepay?
There is absolutely no obligation to prepay when preplanning.
Many individuals wish to prepay when preplanning their arrangements stating that is provides them with the knowledge that the financial aspects have been discussed and attended to and therefore will not become the responsibility of others in an already emotionally stressful time.
Whichever plan works for you, we can accommodate.
How to Preplan
If you would like to begin the conversation and discover what your options are, we would be pleased to make an appointment to meet with you.
Please telephone to schedule your appointment:
Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario.
Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario.