Planning Ahead

Help take the burden off your loved ones by

making your end-of-life decisions in advance,

in a calm and thoughtful atmosphere.

Planning your funeral ahead of time has many benefits for yourself and your family.  Pre-planning your funeral gives you more time to consider your options.  You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed.  You’ll be at peace and feel comfortable knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of, as well, your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death. In a financial aspect, once you gain an understanding of all the costs involved, you can earmark a portion of your savings to cover those costs and when you plan in advance, your family is less likely to incur additional expenses at the time of the funeral.

There are a few companies that offer payment plans you can enroll in to help budget and plan for your funeral costs. Two of these plans include TruStage Life of Canada and Cooperative Memorial Society.

TruStage Life of Canada:

TruStage Life of Canada offers a variety of insurance plans and designs that may be used to fund funerals and final expenses and can help your family during a difficult time.

These plans allow for you or your family to pay for a funeral or any final expenses in advance, sparing your family the burden of making complicated decisions, and relieving them of the financial concerns associated with all of your obligations, including funeral expenses.

TruStage Life of Canada offers a wide array of Preneed and Final Expense products to meet your need.

To read more and to apply, please visit www.trustage.ca

Cooperative Memorial Society:

Cooperative Memorial Society's goals are to promote through education, association and other means – simple, rational, and dignified funerals, to encourage members to make their own funeral arrangements well in advance in an atmosphere free from emotional strain, and to promote fitting memorials that serve the living, while honouring the deceased.

By becoming a member, they provide you with access to lower cost funeral plans from local providers across the province, as well as provide you access to their online registry where you can gather a variety of family information and record your decisions about the type of service you want. At time of need, your family can access your information through any one of our service providers - reducing their grief during a difficult time and giving them the opportunity to honour your wishes.

To read more and to apply, please visit www.calgarymemorial.com