Planning to Travel? Remember to pack your peace of mind
The holiday season is past and winter begins to settle in. For many Canadians, that includes some time out of the country in warmer climates. Travel such as this takes a lot of planning – from passports and rental cars to accommodation and more. But what happens if a tragedy occurs while you’re away?
Repatriation of a deceased person is not something we are typically prepared for; there are many details to sort out, usually within a tight timeline. Family members try to cope with their grief yet are expected to put their mourning aside and act quickly to make decisions to return their loved one to Canada. Most people are not aware of the multitude of questions that must be answered during the course of making funeral or cemetery arrangements; it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Add to that the barrier of dealing with documentation from another country. However, much of the strain can be alleviated by doing a bit of planning ahead.
Our Worldwide Travel Insurance Plan is an additional feature available to Bay Gardens customers. Coupled with a preneed funeral policy, this plan provides peace of mind, knowing that many issues will be taken care of if death occurs while travelling away from home. Whether it’s out of the country or even just out of town, the travel plan is designed to facilitate the costs and details of returning the deceased to their home.
Bay Gardens Funeral Home’s Lisa Palmer is a licensed funeral director and the company’s preplanning advisor. She has seen firsthand how preplanning can help families, allowing you to make decisions that affect you, thus removing much of the guesswork and stress. Contact Lisa today at (905) 574-0405 with any questions at no cost or obligation to you.