LET YOUR NEEDS GUIDE YOUR CHOICE LAIS­SEZ VOS BE­SOINS VOUS GUI­DER!

Le Reflet (The News) - - LA UNE -

Un­for­tu­na­te­ly, we ne­ver get to know exact­ly when our time will come. That is why it’s so im­por­tant to tell your lo­ved ones what your fi­nal wishes are, no mat­ter how old you are, but es­pe­cial­ly if you’re el­der­ly.

Death can be a ra­ther dif­fi­cult and un­plea­sant sub­ject to deal with, and you might be in­cli­ned to leave it up to your lo­ved ones to de­cide what they want to do af­ter your death; af­ter all, you won’t be around to see what hap­pens. Ho­we­ver, not ex­pres­sing your last wishes leaves your lo­ved ones to struggle with the ma­ny dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions that arise around fu­ne­ral plan­ning. Vi­si­ta­tions or not? A simple or ela­bo­rate ce­re­mo­ny? What type of re­cep­tion? Flo­wers, or in me­mo­riam do­na­tions? And ad­ded to the bur­den of their grief is the mat­ter of ha­ving to pay for all these ar­ran­ge­ments.

TALK AND PLAN

It’s im­por­tant to make your last wishes known to fa­mi­ly mem­bers, in­clu­ding the mat­ter of or­gan do­na­tion. A ge­ne­ral dis­cus­sion about death could be the star­ting point for crea­ting a web­site in your me­mo­ry, or a book or vi­deo about your life; all are mo­dern and las­ting ways to say good­bye and tell your life sto­ry.

Fu­ne­ral ar­ran­ge­ments can be made to en­sure that your wishes are fol­lo­wed when the time comes to com­me­mo­rate your life. By paying the fu­ne­ral ex­penses in ad­vance, you avoid shif­ting the fi­nan­cial bur­den of your de­ci­sions to your lo­ved ones. It’s one more proof of your love for them.

Let your lo­ved ones know about your last wishes in or­der to ligh­ten their bur­den.

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