How will you pay fit­ting trib­ute to your loved one?

Rutherglen Reformer - - Bereavement -

For many the idea of plan­ning a fu­neral is a daunt­ing prospect and, there­fore, se­lect­ing the right fu­neral ser­vice provider is of the ut­most im­por­tance.

The sim­ple so­lu­tion to al­le­vi­ate some of the fi­nan­cial and emo­tional dis­tress ex­pe­ri­enced by your loved ones is by tak­ing out a fu­neral plan.

The dis­posal of your money and your things plus fi­nal in­struc­tions and di­rec­tions to those who will have to set­tle your af­fairs when you’re dead.

This is of­ten called putting your af­fairs in or­der. How you are looked af­ter in your last days. Who will speak and act for you if you can no longer do so for your­self. Where you die. Whether or not your or­gans are to be do­nated.

How your body will be dis­posed of (burial or cre­ma­tion).

And how­ever re­luc­tant they are, you will need to try to talk to those clos­est to you about how you would like to make your exit be­cause, if you want them to be your ad­vo­cates, you’ll need their ac­tive in­volve­ment.

Tell them that if they truly love you they will lis­ten.

Tell them that, when you can no longer speak for your­self, you will ur­gently need them to be there to speak and act for you.

And when you have lost a loved on there are dif­fer­ent ways to re­mem­ber them.

You could in­stal a bench some­where that they loved to sit and ad­mire the scenery, it could be on top of a hill­side or at the park where they walked the fam­ily dog.

You could plant a tree in a park though you must check with the lo­cal author­ity or park rangers first.

Per­haps gather fam­ily and friends and re­lease lanterns or bal­loons into the sky as a send-off for them.

What­ever you feel the per­fect trib­ute would be then now is the time think about it and keep their mem­ory alive.

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