Some people feel comfortable about leaving this responsibility to the family, while others prefer to be a little more organised by planning and even paying for their funeral ahead of time.
There are many advantages in planning ahead:
A Pre-Planning meeting provides you with the opportunity to consider the wide range of options available in funeral planning today. This meeting can take place in the comfort and privacy of our premises, or alternatively at your home whichever is more convenient for you.
Your preferences for your funeral will be recorded and the costs calculated at the time of the meeting. You can leave this arrangement with our funeral consultant and be assured that when the time comes, all your personal details and preferences for your funeral will be carried out according to your wishes.
Pre-planning a funeral means that you choose the type and style of funeral service you want and decide how much you want to invest in advance.
Some important issues for you to consider are:
Pre-paying for a funeral is also something we can help with. Having a funeral pre-arranged or pre-paid can provide peace of mind that matters will be taken care of without being a burden on others in the family. Prepaid funds are held in a Trust Account at Westpac, and you receive a report each year showing the interest earnt and current balance.
Pre-paid funds are not held by Harbour City Funeral Home, nor are the funds in the control of our funeral home or related parties. The receipt, holding and disbursements are subject to audit and disclosure to the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) as determined by its rules.
For more information visit www.prepaidfunerals.co.nz