Why make cemetery plans ahead of time?
Planning ahead for casket burial or cremation interment, or grave markers or headstones means you can decide how you would prefer your final arrangements accomplished.
Just like estate planning and will writing, pre-planning for your final resting place is important. It will take some of the stress off of your family during a very difficult time, and ease the task of organizing the interment.
Celebrate your life, your way
When you choose to pre-plan cemetery options, you’ll ensure your own wishes will be recorded and your family will not need to question their choices.
Whether you want to ensure your final wishes are carried out, or your goal is to protect your family from making difficult decisions during a time of loss, planning your casket burial or cremation interment arrangements in advance is important.
Don’t wait. Take the time to start planning. Make your selections now and share them with your loved ones.
When you are ready
The caring team at Chilliwack Cemeteries is here to help and assist you with your interment, and marker options. Make an appointment to meet with one of our friendly, compassionate, and supportive staff. Take the time to think about the type of cemetery options you feel would celebrate or otherwise memorialize your life. With these thoughts in mind, you can make the funeral and cemetery selections that are right for you.
Reflect upon your burial or cremation
While so many of us have big questions about what happens when we die, we often forget to reflect on the question of how to capture the way we lived. Knowing how you want your life celebrated will help friends and family honour your memory.
Take time to think about the type of cemetery options you feel would celebrate or otherwise memorialize your life. With these thoughts in mind, you can make the funeral and cemetery selections that are right for you.
Meet with the Chilliwack Team
Chilliwack Cemeteries advisors are available to answer any questions you may have on how to make your own interment and grave marker or headstone arrangements. Call 604-795-3051 or Toll Free: 1-888-288-5544 and take the first step to making arrangements.
Advance Planning Puts Your Family First
Here are some tips that may help you start the advance planning conversation with your loved ones:
- Set a comfortable time to have the conversation – You can schedule it as an appointment with your loved ones and tell them you want to share your plans with them or ask them to make their plans to share with you.
- Let them know you want their final wishes to be honoured – Tell your parent or loved one you’d like to ensure their final arrangements are done according to their wishes, and you need their help to make that happen.
- Ease into the conversation – Questions such as “Have you ever thought about where you would like to be buried?” may open the discussion to more details about your loved one’s wishes.
- Let them know you don’t want to burden them – Pre-planning your final arrangements is a gift of love. Tell your children or loved ones because you care for them so much, you don’t want to burden them with difficult decisions when you’re gone.
At Chilliwack Cemeteries, making your final arrangements can be a family affair. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, and we want you to feel at ease inviting your children along to participate in the selection of services, memorial merchandise, and cemetery property. For little ones, there is a quiet, safe playground for them to play in that’s directly across the street from the cemetery office.
Whether you’re just beginning to consider sharing plans for your own final arrangements with loved ones, or you’d like to encourage loved ones to make and share their plans with you, the conversation about planning ahead for cemetery arrangements is an important one to have.
If you’d like to talk about pre-planning or need a helping hand for immediate burial needs, please call Chilliwack Cemeteries at 604.795.3051 or Toll Free 1-888-288-5544.