LIFE LETTER MATURE
Funeral Planning Checklist
Nobody really wants to think about it, but one of these is in everyone’s future. Knowing what to expect will make the process much easier to plan for and will also help avoid any conflicts if our wishes are known.
___ Doctor or nurse
___ Funeral Home
___ Relatives and Friends
___ Executor of the Will
___ Insurance Company
Policy #s _____________________________
Account #s ___________________________
___ Credit Cards
Card #s ______________________________
___ Utility Companies
___ Post Office
___ Service Canada (CPP, etc.)
Social Insurance # _____________________
___ Professional Association, Union, etc.
___ Funeral Home
___ Payment Arrangements
___ Gravestone Inscription
___ Visitation Time and Place
___ Service Time and Place
___ Clothing and Jewelry for Deceased
___ Flowers and Florist
___ Burial or Cremation
___ Music and Musicians
___ Readings and Readers
INFORMATION FOR OBITUARY
___ Dates of Birth and Death
___ Marital Status and Spouse’s Name
___ Children’s Names
___ Parent’s and Sibling’s Names
___ Other Relatives
___ Charity of Choice
Planning the final arrangements for a loved one after they have passed away is a necessary and often uncomfortable task. The process can become awkward between family members when making decisions like how much to pay for a casket and where the final resting place will be.
It is wise to take time beforehand to make some of these decisions yourself and record them. Meet with family members and discuss your arrangements in detail. Make sure there are adequate funds to cover the costs.
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