Make your choices now, so they don’t fall to your family later.
Pre-planning is determining the details of your final arrangements in advance. To some, this may sound like a difficult conversation. But putting a plan in place is actually a wise and caring thing to do. With a plan, you’ll reduce stress for grieving loved ones—and simply let them honor and celebrate your life, knowing things are happening just as you wanted. All your wishes. All with ease. Our trained and licensed Family Service Consultants offer extensive knowledge in creating personalized and unique services so that nothing will be left to chance.
A well-planned service provides a special place for family and friends to pay tribute to someone they love. It is the final act of care for loved ones, as well as an important first step in facing the reality of loss. You have the opportunity to remove some of the burden for someone making decisions, who may not be aware of your wishes.
You can have peace of mind by making your own arrangements now with Connelly-McKinley, instead of leaving your loved ones to arrange things alone. Nothing can take away the pain of their loss but planning ahead will ease their burden.
Your family will be relieved knowing you have expressed your wishes ahead of time.
Connelly-McKinley’s Advance Funeral Planning options will eliminate the uncertainty of funeral expenses and protect your family from rising costs. By planning now, you will avoid future inflation and enjoy the benefits of today’s lower prices.
Prearranging makes financial sense, you can choose from a variety of payment options, including simple monthly payments or fully funded plans.
We want you to feel confident and comfortable planning a service for yourself or a loved one. To aid you, we have created our Guide to Planning Your Final Arrangements (This gets hyperlinked to the Final Arrangement Planning Guide) and other resources as a starting point. This guide will help you decide what’s important to your family and enter statistical information that will be required by the funeral home, like social insurance number, residency birth information, parents’ names and places of birth and so on.
Benefits of Pre-Planning
Certainly, there are many benefits that come with pre-planning:
- Experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved ones will not be burdened with funeral decisions during their time of mourning and remembrance.
- Ensure that you are able to make all of your funeral and life celebration choices deeply personal, authentic to your own standards, lifestyle, and beliefs.
- Financially prepare for your service, getting an accurate estimate on the total cost and beginning the process of setting aside some funds or prepaying and locking in the costs for your service. This is another important way to ease responsibilities for your family and friends.
Our compassionate and experienced Family Service Consultants are prepared to offer helpful, empathetic assistance as you seek to plan your service. This is not a complicated or high-pressure undertaking—just a time of reflection, in which you can make sure that all of your wishes are recorded, your plans mapped out. Our staff will guide you through the process; you will have the opportunity to receive and complete your Personal Planning Organizer, which you can then safely store with all of your other important documents. Your consultant will go through all of the options and considerations as well as a personalized plan for prepayment if that is your choice.
The pre-planning process empowers you and your family and offers a large degree of comfort and assurance. To learn more about the process, please contact Family Service at your earliest convenience.
One of our Family Service Consultants will be happy to meet with you in your home or at one of our three Edmonton and area chapel locations. There, you can review the options and, when you are ready, begin making your arrangements. We assure you that you will never experience any feeling of obligation or pressure from our people.
Ready to get information right now?
Call to speak to one of our Family Service Consultants, (780) 422-2222 or any of our three chapel locations.
Click here to download our Guide to Planning Your Final Arrangements.
Click here to begin the funeral pre-arranging process online.