My Funeral Plans
Everyone dies. It doesn't matter who or what we are, we are all mortal.
Our mortality requires that Funeral Plans are made to honour and dispose of our bodies. Funerals or other rituals meet this need. Of course, funerals aren't necessary but disposing of the body is required. Burials and cremations are the most popular methods although there is a range of other methods that are becoming more readily available.
Choosing a funeral plan is a personal choice. It is primarily a social event that allows your loved ones and friends to pay their respects and grieve your loss. It can be an opportunity to celebrate and honour your life. And it is an opportunity for the community to show your family their support.
Most people will choose a funeral director to make the arrangements but it is possible to arrange your own funeral or, at least, arrange for someone to do all or part of it for you. The advantages of a DIY funeral are lower costs and perhaps a more meaningful and personal service.
However, for many, it's more convenient to let a funeral director take on the responsibility. That doesn't mean you are kept out of the arrangements. Many funeral directors welcome the family's involvement; some are more reticent which is why it's important to think about these things in advance.
I can help walk you through the process of creating the kind of funeral you want. If this is something you would like to know more about, contact me for a no-obligation consultation.
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