DEATHS

Dil's Discuss Planning Your Funeral in Advance

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 6:21PM
By Beckie Wright
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Planning your funeral in advance can be as simple as having a conversation with those nearest to you and expressing a few thoughts about what you might like to have happen when your time comes. However, you may wish to save them from having to worry about it, considering that they will be stressed enough as it is, so talking to Dil’s Funerals is a good idea. In any case, doing some sort of preparation in advance of your death make sense and really makes a difference to those you leave behind, by giving them confidence that they’re following your wishes about how you wish to be farewelled.

If you don’t want any fuss when you’ve gone, your funeral can be true to your wishes, and it can be extremely simple and private. Or, if you want an elaborate send off where everyone you’ve ever known is invited, Dil’s will organise that too. What is important is that those left behind have a chance to gather, remember and celebrate - to say goodbye - in some meaningful way. At Dil’s you’re in total control. What you want is what they’ll do their best to deliver.

When planning your funeral in advance one thing Dil’s would suggest you consider is also leaving permission for your family to change your wishes, should the need arise. This is because, no matter that you don’t want any fuss or an elaborate funeral, your family members are the people who really matter at this stage as they are left to deal with their grief. While wanting to adhere to your wishes, they also need to fulfil their personal needs as they face your passing.

Advanced Planning can also be done as part of prepaying your funeral. For more information or to set up a meeting to talk through your options feel free to call Dil’s on +64 9 415 8720, and for more information on webcase funerals, funeral directors and funeral service options please go to http://dils.co.nz