Wilbert offers multiple ways to personalize a burial vault or urn vault with words, symbols, and images that speak of a singular spirit. Your loved one had a unique personality. The selections you make for the visitation and service should communicate that singular spirit. These choices ensure your loved one's memory is remembered for generations to come.
“You have your way. I have my way.
As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Pre-planning your funeral can be one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give your family and friends. It allows you to make informed decisions unclouded by emotion and also ensures that your wishes are fulfilled and your family is not left with difficult decisions at the time of your death. Give yourself and your survivors peace of mind by pre-planning for your own funeral.
Begin organizing important documents your survivors will need - a simple accordian file works well. Consider your faith’s religious practices or perhaps a celebrant would be more fitting. Offer general recommendations to your survivors for making the funeral more meaningful but most importantly, discuss your intentions with your funeral directorand family so they understand, respect, and fulfill them. Begin your pre-planning by contacting a local funeral home and completing your diary of personal wishes.
Life Insurance Protection
Contact your insurance agent. Learn about the types of coverage and which your family will need. Keep your policies in a safe place. Notify your beneficiaries about your insurance and the location of the policy certificates.
Ensure your affairs will be administered after your death correctly. A properly prepared will is essential. Without a will, your property and holdings will be distributed according to law and a court will appoint an administrator to probate your estate. Contact your lawyer soon if you do not have a will and if you do have one, review and update it regularly.
A wealth of available resources will help you plan your own funeral, or cope with the loss of a loved one and the arrangements that follow. For additional information, you may find the sites below useful.
- Bereaved Families of Ontario
- The Centre for Grief Journey
- Genesis Bereavement Resources
- Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
- National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)