Thinking about the end of life is incredibly difficult, and it makes sense that people often delay planning for funeral and burial services. However, tackling these difficult topics now can be of great help and comfort to loved ones who are confronted with making funeral arrangements as they are in the midst of grieving.
When dealing with a loved one’s death, making tough decisions about a ceremony, burial or cremation, can really be a burden for close family. When people are grieving, decision-making can be incredibly difficult. Even making a decision about the smallest detail can become stressful when it is part of how a loved one will be remembered. It is a mark of how loved people are that their relatives often worry deeply about doing things “right” for end of life services, but the constant wonder of “is this what mom or dad or would have wanted?” can really weigh on a person already going through a tough time.
Pre-planning removes these questions from your loved ones’ to-do list and offers reassurance that they are doing what their loved one would have wanted. With end of life arrangements pre-planned, your family has time to grieve rather than feel stress about paperwork and numerous options for everything from flowers to music to burial options. Even if your family is aware that you prefer a specific religious service for your funeral, they will still be confronted with questions about music and readings, as well as deciding about visiting hours and details regarding the visiting hours. Perhaps you know exactly what you want for all of those things, and perhaps you don’t - if you don’t we can walk you through the decisions that need to be made so you can begin thinking about what you want.
When you pre-plan with a local funeral home, your wishes are all documented clearly for your family to reference. We can discuss your options for service types, your burial or cremation preferences, and even options for personalizing a wake or visiting hours. We can take care of as many details as you have thoughts about or want to handle now, and remove the burden of dealing with those details from your loved ones’ shoulders. Even just taking care of some details now will ease the pressure on your loved ones.
Dealing with death is never easy, but the team at Conroy-Tully Walker is here to help you and your family.
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