Plan­ning to Travel? Re­mem­ber to pack your peace of mind

The Hamilton Spectator - - YOUNG AT HEART -

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.

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