Planning a funeral: Where do I even start?
Talking about what will happen when someone dies is hard. Unfortunately, avoiding this conversation can leave people feeling overwhelmed. They have to try to figure out what their loved one would have wanted, and what their role is both legally and in more personal ways, such as writing an obituary. At Oliver’s, there are directors available to answer any questions or concerns you might have, as well as a pre-planning director that can help you record your own wishes to ease your family’s burden when the time comes.
Some people are not yet ready to talk to a director, or are looking for more general information. For that, we have our Funeral Planning Guide. This book is filled with useful information. Topics covered include: what to do when someone dies, caskets, urns and keepsakes, personalizing a funeral, grief, obituaries and eulogies, cremations and burials, monuments, wills and estate planning, what it means to be an executor, advance planning, and much more.
There are also places to fill out information about yourself and your wishes to give your family some direction when your time comes, or as a starting point before pre-arranging your funeral.
These are not easy conversations to have. This book can help you be more prepared when your loved one passes, as well as being a guide for your family when your time comes.
To receive a copy of our complimentary Funeral Planning Guide, stop by Oliver’s Funeral Home and ask for one at the reception desk, or call us at 780.532.2929.