Looking to Plan Ahead? We're Here for You.
Most people plan ahead for the important events in life: vacations, college, weddings, and so on. But when it comes to funeral arrangements, not only do we avoid planning it, we avoid talking about it and probably even thinking about it.
Whether you think about it, talk about it, or plan for it – or not – it’s an inevitability. And planning ahead can make things a bit easier for the loved ones you’ll be leaving behind when the time comes. Though end-of-life pre-planning can be difficult for many people, it offers a number of benefits.
Kerr Mortuary has been helping individuals to celebrate life for over a century. If you are considering planning out arrangements in the event of your passing, we can provide assistance. We can help arrange proceedings and ensure your loved ones don’t have to.
Why Do People Plan Ahead?
Passing on is something no one likes to consider. While the subject matter itself can be very disheartening, it is also painful to contemplate the thought of leaving your loved ones behind. But planning ahead provides several benefits.
There are a few main benefits for you if you plan ahead. These include:
- Understanding what the arrangements involve
- Additional time to prepare financially
- The ability to make calm and rational decisions
But planning ahead doesn’t just benefit you. This type of forward thinking can also have noticeable benefits on your loved ones. Though no one wants to leave the people they care about behind, it is possible to make such a difficult time a bit easier to manage.
Helping to Protect Your Loved Ones
When an individual passes away, the people they are close to are greatly affected. This time can be very difficult to manage, and making arrangements in this type of emotional state can make things even harder. If you knew there was a way to ease the burden on your loved ones, would you pursue it?
When you plan ahead, you ensure that your loved ones are saved from having to manage these proceedings in the event of your passing. Given that a person who loses someone they’re close to may be unable to think clearly for some time, it is understandable that having arrangements in place makes things a bit easier to handle.
Making Decisions with Clarity and Composure
Many people put off making arrangements in the event of their passing for quite some time. But when it comes to setting these arrangements in place once time is a factor, it can be difficult to think clearly and make calm and rational decisions.
There are many things to consider when it comes to these types of arrangements. Important choices include:
- Burial or cremation
- Ceremonies and visitation
Preserving Your Memory and Legacy
Making arrangements in the event of your passing may seem like a very disheartening event. However, these types of steps ensure that your legacy will live on and that your loved ones can commemorate you in a loving manner.
Everyone has a different way they’d like to be remembered. Whether you’d prefer an intimate church service with family and friends present, the cremation option, or even a digital memorial to preserve your legacy for your loved ones, planning ahead allows you to ensure that these wishes are honored in the event of your passing.
Get the Help You Need to Plan Ahead
We understand that these topics are hard to think about, but planning ahead has its benefits. We are here to make these proceedings a bit easier to manage. We can provide the truthful and reliable information you need to make sound decisions about what type of arrangements you want in place and how you want to be remembered.
We plan for vacations, work, and personal endeavors. Given that end-of-life arrangements can be very complex, it is wise to plan for these as well. Let Kerr Mortuary be your trusted resource when it comes time to make arrangements for the future.