Imagine passing away quietly in the night after a long and fulfilling life, having never found the right time to share your choice of traditional full-size burial or cremation with your family. They would be left with that decision, and if your family is anything like mine, there might be a few different ideas about what your wishes would have been. Who would be right? Would there be struggles?
Most of us don’t like to talk about death, especially our own. Making the time to write down your final wishes is one way to ensure your family knows your desires, but preplanning reassures them of your choices.
Over the past 40 years, I have met with many families at the time of need who are sad and upset when making final decisions for their loved one. However, I have observed that families of those who preplanned their final wishes are still sad, but there is a sense of relief knowing things were taken care of, and as a result I hear stories of their loved one, shared with some laughter.
If cremation is your choice, why not make your choice clear by prepaying your cremation at Woodlawn Crematorium? Your funds will be put into trust fund formed by Woodlawn Memorial Park to ensure today’s price for tomorrow’s needs while making your choice known to your family, and ensure your cremation is performed in the city where you have lived and spent your life.
Located in the heart of Woodlawn Memorial Park, Woodlawn Crematorium is part of our Mausoleum where over the past 33 years, our team of professionals have been entrusted to perform over 25,000 cremations. Services can be conducted in the Mausoleum chapel and families have the option to witness a cremation if they wish or if it is part of their religious tradition.
I have come to the conclusion that even though people don’t like to talk about their own death, when they decide to prearrange their final needs, it gives them peace of mind knowing it’s taken care and there is no burden left on their loved ones.
If you wish to discuss your options, please come visit our office and our caring team will gladly answer any questions that you may have about prepaying for your final needs.
– Paul Taylor, General Manager, Woodlawn Memorial Park