Planning Ahead

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good things, therefore, that I can do, any kindness that I can show a fellow being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
– 
Stephen Grellet

Pre-arranging a funeral is simply planning ahead, a positive step with a number of advantages. It will not only help your family cope with decision-making at a distressing time but also enables you to rest secure in the knowledge that your requests will be carried out exactly as you would wish.

These days most people plan ahead whether it’s the weekly budget, annual holidays, paying school fees or even longer term matters such as life insurance or superannuation, and most people have made a will.

A funeral is a very private and often emotional experience. It doesn’t have to be elaborate to be meaningful. But it does need to be arranged carefully so that it has relevance to the individual. Pre-arranging your own type of service ensures that all your instructions are carried out.

Wills and pre-paid funerals

The experienced staff at Peter Elberg Funerals can discuss with you such matters as the types of service available; whether burial or cremation is preferred; and information that is required by the registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Once having finalized your funeral arrangements, you can then enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have relieved your family of the burden of “not knowing what to do”- a kind and considerate gesture.

It is advisable not only to pre-arrange your funeral details but also enter into a fixed price prepaid funeral plan with Peter Elberg Funerals.

A funeral, like any other service, is made up of many components, among them the cost of the coffin or casket, flowers, funeral notices and the professional care provided by the funeral director. All of these are subject to inflation. By entering the Peter Elberg Funerals fixed price pre-paid funeral plan, you rest assured that your funeral will be carried out as you would have wished, whenever that may be, at no extra cost.

Pre-payment has many other advantages:

  • You will be issued with a certificate contract which guarantees the arrangements as specified will be carried out at the contract price.
  • It provides protection for your pension; your investment is not affected by income or asset testing.
  • You have further peace of mind in knowing that your pre-paid money is securely invested through Foresters Friendly Society.

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