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 Assurant Life of Canada and Memorial Society.

Assurant Life of Canada:

Assurant 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.

Assurant 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

Memorial Society:

Memorial Society's goal is to help you lessen the stress for your loved ones by planning today for a simple, dignified funeral as economically as possible.  Their Society has agreements with many Service Providers in Central Alberta who provide dignified, inexpensive services as contracted by their Society.  Memorial Society Red Deer and District assists in the following: advocate with local and provincial legislators to ensure Albertans receive consistent and ethical service from the service providers, act to create public awareness of funeral practices, supply volunteer speakers to groups and organizations interested in learning more about the benefits available to its lifetime members, and has a membership coordinator or volunteer Board member who answers the Society’s phone and processes memberships.

To read more and to apply, please visit