Thinking about a funeral can be a difficult concept but Pre-arranging your funeral before the time, is as sensible as making a Will.
Many of our families have found it a great relief to have their own or a family member’s funeral planned ahead, It also lets you take the time to consider the ceremony you’d like so that your grieving loved ones know your wishes and any other specific requests you would like in their time of sadness.
Some questions you might ask yourself are...
• Is there a piece of music, song or poem you would like?
• Do you have favourite colour or flower for the casket spray?
• Would you like to be buried or cremated?
• Do you wish for donations to a cause in lieu of flowers?
A Pre Arrangement form helps the family
Sometimes it is also hard to get information required for the death registration as often details can be difficult to find, so recording this information on the Pre-Arrangement Form in advance is an easy way to assist your loved ones in their time of loss.
You can record as much or as little information as you feel comfortable with when submitted online it is kept under the strictest confidence until required.
Prepaid Funeral Plans
Most of us plan for financial events throughout our lives, like buying a car, a house, having a family etc. Death is another event but one which is a sad and stressful time for family to have to deal with.
A Prepaid Funeral can take the financial burden off your family at a very difficult time and you will be content in the knowledge that the financial side has been taken care of.
The prepayment is held in trust by the FDANZ Funeral Trust plan and the money you pay into the FDANZ Funeral Trust for your prepaid funeral is held in trust for you or your nominee. Established by the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand, which represents over 80% of New Zealand’s funeral firms.
Your prepayment can be inflation-proof that lets you pay at today’s prices and so reduce the eroding effects of inflation, Prepaid funerals are exempt from asset testing for residential care subsidies.
Most pre-paid funerals are basically life insurance policies but with a different name.
If you would like to talk more to us about prepaid funerals, simply call our office to make an appointment for a time that suits you. This may be at our premises, or if you prefer we will visit you at your home.
We use the official FDANZ Funeral Trust plan