Thank you for your interest in learning more about the many options and benefits available through Advance Planning with Connelly-McKinley Funeral Homes.
Now is the time to have the conversation, not when you are in crisis. Bringing your family together for an honest conversation about your plans and wishes is the first step. We consistently see that families who take this walk together have greater peace of mind.
Advance planning is about leaving well, and it’s about documenting and sharing your plans with those who are most important to you.
- If you feel awkward starting the conversation, then acknowledge how you feel: “I have something on my mind that is sometimes uncomfortable to talk about, but I feel we need to.”
- Many people who are sick care very deeply about not causing their family members pain or anguish. But the truth is, talking about funeral or memorial ceremony options makes it easier for families.
- Planning ahead is also perceived as a way to remain in control, even at the end, by writing down detailed funeral plans. When so many people can feel powerless, handing them the ability to finalize their wishes can be very empowering and peace-giving.
- Our Advance Planning Kit and Planning Organizer is very important to have completed in addition to a detailed funeral plan. Why? Because at the time of need, some family members may not agree. If all the paperwork is complete and available, then there is no question about what will be done. Your funeral arranger will have a copy of your funeral plan on file at the funeral home. We encourage you to make sure that each family member who will be closely involved in the arrangement proceedings have a copy as well.
Please complete the requested information below, then click on the submit button, and one of Connelly-McKinley’s Family Service Consultants will provide you with a complimentary Advance Planning Kit as well as information on preplanning options available to you.
And here is our promise to you:
At no time will you experience or even sense any feeling of obligation or pressure from any of our people. We take great pride in our reputation — and ensuring that those who place their trust in our firm never question our loyalty or intentions in serving them and their loved ones. We do want to ensure that all families know all of their options so they may make an informed decision. This is too important to leave to chance.
The information provided is intended for use within the Greater Edmonton Area, inquiries for information or services outside of the Edmonton region should be directed to a funeral home within your local area.