Losing a loved one is very hard to accept, and planning a funeral while grieving can be incredibly challenging. Making sure the funeral ceremony is memorable is very important so you can honour your loved one. The following tips will help you plan the perfect funeral that will capture the essence of who your loved one was and honour their positive impact on the lives of those around them.
Honour the deceased’s wishes
If a loved one has specified how they want their funeral to be, honour their wishes as you say your goodbyes. This information can be mentioned in passing or written in their will, so take note of this if you are responsible for taking care of the funeral ceremony. If there are no instructions, you will have to make decisions on your own, so consider the deceased’s personality and consult with other family members to ensure the funeral service is perfect.
In some cases, the death of a loved one is inevitable, and while this can be devastating, planning ahead will help prevent last-minute problems, and you will not have to make decisions in a panicked state of mind. As difficult as this situation may be, you must try to be strong for yourself, your family and your loved one and planning ahead of time will help you take care of every detail while respecting the wishes of the deceased.
Determine the kind of service you want
Whether you want a traditional funeral, cremation service or scattering ceremony, you need to know about this information in advance so that you can personalize the ceremony. Reminiscing the deceased’s life will help everyone grieve as happy memories are celebratory, and reflecting on their personality can make their loss more bearable. No matter what kind of ceremony you plan, try to make it memorable and respectful to honour the deceased in the best way possible.
Ask for help
Planning a funeral is not easy, so do not hesitate to ask for help from family members and the funeral home you wish to work with. There are several details you need to plan, and having help makes the process easier. Having support will make a world of difference as you will not feel overwhelmed, and this is true regardless of whether you’re looking for opinions or want to assign different tasks.
Losing a loved one can cause you to lose control of your surroundings, but it’s important to remain strong and organized to provide the deceased with the perfect funeral ceremony. When you’re well-organized, you can also plan out the order of service or the program so visitors who come to pay their last respects will know exactly what to expect.
The perfect funeral ceremony will rightfully honour the deceased, and our Fort McMurray Funeral Homes team is always ready to help. We will assist you in planning a funeral and will answer any questions you may have. We care about our community and will help you get through this difficult time so contact us at any time for more information.