Everything you need to know and want to ask about pre-planning.
You've taken an important step by choosing to pre-plan. By taking steps to arrange these important plans now, you've removed a burden from your family, providing them with great peace of mind. You're relieving your family of the cost that can be associated with planning a funeral, allowing them to celebrate and honor your life. And finally, you're ensuring that every last detail is planned according to your own wishes and needs.
You might have some questions as you begin the path towards pre-planning. We're here to help answer them.
Here are some questions that often come up from others at the same stage:
Pre-planning versus pre-funding? I've heard both terms, what is the difference?
Pre-planning is making all of your arrangements ahead of time so that everything can be conducted according to your wishes, for peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. Pre-funding is taking care of all costs for your pre-planning, so that cost is taken care of for you and your family.
Can I move a previously planned arrangement?
Yes. If you choose to move your arrangement to another funeral provider, we can help transfer your plans.
Can I take care of the costs now?
Yes. You may take care of all costs now. When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is placed in trust with an Insurance Company until needed. You will never have to pay more for the guaranteed items listed on your contract.
If I pre-plan with Circle Of Life Cremation and Burial Centre Inc., what are my options if I change my mind later on?
When you pre-plan with Circle Of Life Cremation and Burial Centre Inc., your plan can be transferred anywhere in Canada. Your peace of mind is of the utmost importance to us.
I want to approach my family and talk to them about my plans. Do you have suggestions for doing this in the best way possible?
You are truly helping your family by taking care of planning something that is so personal and important to you. This can possibly be a difficult subject to broach with them. Assure them that you are making these plans because you love them and want them to feel free to celebrate life and heal together when the time comes. Find additional resources here.
What do I do when I have completed all my pre-planning? Is there anything else I should be aware of or need to do?
Rest assured that your wishes will be met, your needs have been taken care of and the team at Circle Of Life Cremation and Burial Centre Inc. is always available to answer your questions.
We know that you may have other questions, so feel free to call us at any time at (905) 628-8558 so that we can walk you through your options and help you create the best possible plan for you.