Perhaps the best time to arrange a funeral is before it is needed, without the emotion and stress that accompanies death. Many people choose to pre-arrange and/or pre-pay their funeral. By doing this they ensure their wishes are carried out precisely and that the emotional and financial burden is lifted from those left behind.
The first step to making these plans is to arrange an obligation free appointment with one of our funeral consultants. This meeting may take place in our Launceston offices, or if you would prefer, in the comfort of your home. We will explain the options available for funerals and help you decide exactly what you would like. With these decisions made, we are able to establish the cost of that funeral service today.
Then you can relax, knowing your money is held safely in a trust while you get on with enjoying life to the full.
1. Pay today's price, beat rising costs.
With a prepaid funeral plan you pay today's price and avoid things like inflation and rising premiums. Pay in instalments or upfront, whatever works for you. A prepaid funeral is also exempt from the Centrelink assets test so it can help you qualify for a pension or part pension.
2. No ongoing payments.
With a prepaid funeral you only pay for the funeral you want. No additional costs and no premiums to pay for you or your family. The cost of a prepaid funeral will vary depending on the inclusions. Once paid in full there is no more to pay unless additional inclusions are incurred.
3. Remove the worry, give peace of mind.
When the time comes it's planned and paid for, family and friends won't have to deal with arrangement details or financial concerns, as everything is taken care of.
4. No extensive paperwork or health checks.
We'll walk you through the simple and quick process of preplanning your funeral.
5. Tailor your plan to meet your needs.
Prepaying your funeral service means you get your funeral service, your way.
If you have prearranged your funeral, which covers your funeral service needs, it makes sense to consider prearranging your memorial too. Prearranging a memorial means you secure a permanent memorial type and position in a memorial park cemetery or garden, and pay for it at today's price.
Organising a memorial in advance has a number of financial and emotional benefits. We recommend you speak to the Memorial Park or Garden you are interested in about which memorials they currently have available.
At J.A. Dunn Funeral Directors, we recommend MyMemorial for more information on memorial options.