Why make Pre-arrangements?

Why make pre-arrangements?

To prepare in advance for the eventuality of death is not only proper forethought, but an outstanding act of consideration for every member of your family.

Pre-arrangements lighten the emotional and financial burdens placed on loved ones at the time of need while ensuring that your wishes are respected when you are gone.

When Pre-arranging

Once you have decided whether you wish to be buried in a casket OR you prefer cremation there are certain steps you should take:

  • Make your wishes known. Advise your family members. Your will is usually not read until after the funeral so don’t leave important funeral related information only in your will.
  • Consult with experienced professionals at the Cemetery and the Funeral Home about arrangements that can be made in advance.
  • Select the final disposition: Grave, Family Plot, or Columbarium. Then select your Funeral Services.

What do Pre-Arrangements Involve?

There are two components when prearranging your final wishes:

  • Your final resting place at the Cemetery and the Cemetery Services that will be required.
  • Funeral Services from the Funeral Home.

Why Come to the Cemetery First?

The type of Burial or Final Resting Place you choose will dictate some of the Cemetery and Funeral Services or Supplies you will need to purchase.

What should be considered if you choose to be buried in a casket?

A photo of well kept cemetery with a variety of headstones and treesYou should think about:

  • the number of Graves required
  • your preference between a Flat Marker or an Upright Monument
  • the importance of a garden, leaving flowers or other memorial tributes
  • your feelings about the use of a vault
  • proximity to family members

What should be considered if you choose cremation?

A photo of a well kept columbarium with plenty of greenery aroundYou should think about:

  • whether you prefer In-Ground Burial or a Columbarium Niche
  • the interior size of a Columbarium Niche before choosing an Urn
  • your preference between a Flat Marker or an Upright Monument for an inground burial
  • the importance of a garden, leaving flowers or other memorial tributes

What Are Cemetery By-Laws?

Cemetery By-Laws are rules and regulations which contain specific directions for the benefit of the Cemetery and the protection of the Interment Rights Holders’ interests. These same By-Laws serve to enhance the beauty of the Cemetery while ensuring an effective administration.

The Cemetery will be your final resting place. It is important that your choices in location and memorialization are representative of yourself while giving comfort to your loved ones.