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It’s Part of the Love and Part of the Journey

As we all know, death is an inevitable part of everyone’s journey.  Have you given any thought to how you would like your life to be celebrated?  Have you shared these thoughts with your loved ones?

How do you show your love to your loved ones?  There are many ways to do this. In my world the ultimate loving gift is to preplan and pay for your eventual funeral arrangements. There is no better way than this to let you loved ones know what you want and don’t want to celebrate your life in the end.

Don’t leave them hanging and wondering and worrying what to do and what would have been meaningful to you. I have seen many families go through unnecessary stress that could have been avoided by simply starting the conversation of how you’d like to be remembered and celebrated.

Do you have the courage to start the conversation?

Do you have the courage to reach out and connect with me to start this essential conversation? Otherwise you could leave your family in chaos and crisis at a time of extreme pain, fatigue and sadness to work through funeral arrangements for you. In their state of mental and emotional fog and confusion, they are going to make the most important decisions of your and their lifetime.

Leave a funded plan and a solution, not chaos and confusion

If you want this taken care of ahead of time, you can have eventual funeral arrangements setting out how you do want to celebrate your life. By doing your planning ahead of time you literally have the gift of time.  Time enough that you can think through the options, ask questions and then take massive action and set things up the way you want.

My goal is to make this process as easy as possible for everyone.  And my clients feel ecstatic that they’ve saved their loved ones a major headache during their time of grief.

It is very easy. Simply call or email me and we can get the conversation started.

I would love to hear from you and help get the conversation started.  You can connect with me via email or telephone, leave a comment here on the site or click the contact tab at the bottom of the screen if you are reading this post on the website. Don’t forget to join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter too.

Until next time,

Kat

Katherine Downey is the #1 Funeral Preplanning Professional in Canada for the fourth time. She is a professional educator, author, licensed funeral director and insurance advisor. Not only is she a Certified Professional Consultant on Ageing and an Executive Advisor, but she is compassionately understanding.  To set an appointment or have your questions answered, please contact Kat directly

 

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Tombstone to Monument: Part 2, Flat Marker

According to Random House College Dictionary, the term tombstone originally referred to a stone marker that was usually inscribed on a tomb or grave

In this 4 part blog series I will talk about upright, flat, pillow and digital markers.  This blog will focus on the flat marker.

There are many things to consider when arranging for a memorial marker.

A flat marker can be used to commemorate a person or an event.  A flat marker is also called a grass marker, as this type of memorial marker is sited on the ground.  Flat markers are typically made of granite or bronze.

If it is a flat marker the first consideration is the cemetery regulations.  Cemetery by-laws regulate the placement of flat markers on graves within their grounds.  The rules and regulations will also stipulate the size, materials and type of flat marker allowed.  Before your finalize your order be sure you are in compliance with the Cemetery regulations, as they can and are known to refuse the placement of an flat  marker that does not comply with their by-laws.

Can a Flat Marker Be Personalized?

A flat marker can also be personalized with emblems or symbols that are carved into the granite or attached to the bronze plaque. To the right is a very small sample of the personalization options available.

How much does a Flat Marker cost?

Several factors are involved in the price of flat marker.  Factors that will influence the cost include: the size, type of material, personalization details, number of letters, and the type of engraving or etching on the stone.  Included in the pricing of a flat marker will be the foundation that the marker is placed on, as well as the installation cost of siting the flat marker.

For information on upright markers, please see my previous blog by clicking here.  And stay tuned for my upcoming blogs on pillow and digital markers.

If you would like to know more about the process please connect with me.

I would love to hear from you and help get the conversation started.  You can connect with me via email or telephone, leave a comment here on the site or click the contact tab at the bottom of the screen if you are reading this post on the website. Don’t forget to join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter too!

Kat

Katherine Downey is the #1 Funeral Preplanning Professional in Canada for the fourth time. She is a professional educator, author, licensed funeral director and insurance advisor. To set an appointment or have your questions answered, please contact Kat directly

Ps.   Tombstone is also the name of a city southeast of Tucson, Arizona named by prospector Ed Schieffelin who found silver there in 1877 after being told all he would find was his tombstone.  Tombstone became one of the richest and most lawless frontier mining towns.

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Do You Wish you Had More Contribution Room in Your TFSA?

23735008_sDo you wish you had more contribution room in your TFSA? Consider this.  If you made TFSA contributions since 2009 then you may have contributed the maximum of 5,000.00 per year, totaling approximately $20,000.00.

If you were to prearrange and prepay your eventual funeral arrangements you would be moving your money from a tax sheltered TFSA into a stable, guaranteed and tax-saving EFA – eligible funeral arrangement.

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