With over 16 years experience within the funeral profession in the U.K and Canada as a Funeral Arranger, Pre -Need Advisor, Aftercare Specialist and Final Expense Professional with Canada Purple Shield, Teresa brings a world of knowledge of the funeral profession in a variety of facets. Teresa began working alongside our team at Maritime Cremation Centre in 2019 in conjunction with Canada Purple Shield/ Assurant, and assists families with Funeral Preplanning and the options available to them. Teresa's has a passion to protect as many families as possible with preplanning and final expense to alleviate the stress and burden on their families at time of need.
While everyone who makes the decision to preplan has their own reasons for doing so we are often told that the greatest motivator is the desire is to protect their family by ensuring that they won't face the difficult task of making arrangements at a time of loss.
We advocate preplanning because our experience has shown us that not only is planning ahead virtually stress-free but people have the time and the information they need to make carefully considered, pressure-free decisions that are the right choices for them and their families.
"Is this what she would have wanted?" is an all too common question when families plan at time of need. Making your wishes clear may prove to be a very real gift to your loved ones.
For many people funeral preplanning has also become an extension of the estate planning process. It is simply one more thing they choose to take care of as they plan for retirement and the next stage in their lives.
There are, of course, financial considerations as well. Choosing to pre-fund funeral arrangements is another way in which people act to protect their families and generally prepaying means locking in the cost of the arrangements at current prices.
Whatever their reasons most people who pre-plan seem to be glad they did.