Preplanning is all about taking charge of your end-of-life options – for yourself and more importantly your loved ones.
Why Should I Plan Ahead?
When it comes right down to it, preplanning is all about making sure your wishes are known and more importantly that they will be carried out when you die. If you suddenly passed away, would your family know, and agree on…
- What you would have wanted…
- What kind of service you would have preferred…
- How much you would have wanted them to spend…
- Where to turn for help…
Probably not. By preplanning your funeral arrangements, you protect your loved ones from the stress of having to make difficult, costly, and often hasty decisions – all at an emotional time. You’ll arrange for the type of funeral you want – at the funeral home of your choice – at the price you want to pay.
Preplanning relieves your family of financial burden
It’s unfortunate but death comes with a financial cost. Depending on your wishes and the circumstances of death, the cost can range from very inexpensive to very expensive. Paying for the funeral in advance ensures that your family won’t have to carry the financial burden, and the funeral doesn’t cost any more then you determine.
Financial benefits of preplanning
- The funeral merchandise and service fees are guaranteed at today’s prices, eliminating inflation
- Payment may be made as a single payment or in monthly installments from 1 – 20 payment plans
- The full amount of the funeral is often paid if a death occurs during a payment plan
- The funds are protected by Assuris, in the event that the selected funeral home is no longer in business, and can be assigned to another funeral home
- Complimentary spousal accidental death coverage as well as for grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Benefits of preplanning with Trinity Funeral Home
Funeral costs are not the same wherever you go. Not only is there a huge difference in costs between funeral homes, more importantly the level of service and professionally qualified staff is different. At Trinity Funeral Home we are up front when we say we have the most affordable prices in Edmonton and area and in addition to that we also employ the best funeral directors, embalmers, and prearrangement advisors in the industry!
We have guided many people just like you through the preplanning experience – answering questions, alleviating concerns – helping you to feel confident about your preplan choices. Preplanning generally takes a few hours to complete. Preplanning only takes a little time, but can save countless hours of time and indecision for your family. The gift of preplanning is one of the greatest you can give to your loved ones. We encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at (780) 486-2590, or use our online contact form. We look forward to assisting you!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is involved in making pre-arrangements?
Pre-planning your funeral can be as detailed or as simple as you choose. We start by recording your personal information that is required by Alberta Vital Statistics. This information, upon death, allows us to register the death with the Alberta Government. This consists of your full name, address, date and place of birth, Social Insurance Number, Alberta Health Care Number, Driver's License Number, spouse’s first name and maiden name, occupation, parent’s names and their birthplaces, your mother's maiden name and your executor’s name and contact information.
We then listen. You tell us what your wishes are and we will provide you with options based on what you have told us. These options include whether you would like to be buried, cremated or entombed in Edmonton or somewhere else in the World. We will also provide choices around how you wish your life to be honoured such as a Traditional Funeral, Celebration of Life, Graveside Service or a Basic Cremation.
You may also want to select a burial or cremation casket, urn or cremation jewelry, vault, music, catering menus, flowers, venue, monument or memorial marker.
You have the option of either pre-paying for your services or having us keep your information on file. If the plan is paid in full or via monthly payments our services and merchandise will be guaranteed at today’s cost for the rest of your life. If you choose for us to simply keep your wishes on file, your chosen services can be paid for when the death occurs.
2. Why should I pre-arrange my funeral?
Quite simply, you pre-arrange for your family.
You are relieving your surviving family members from the burden of making decisions under times of grief and stress.
You seize the opportunity to make practical, rational decisions while you are well.
You know that your wishes will be carried out as specified.
You reduce the financial stress and burden placed on your family in the future.
You can select only those services and merchandise that you want not what your family may think you wanted.
3. Do you have payment options?
You can pay for your pre-arrangement in full by cheque or credit card.
You can make 12 interest free monthly payments.
You can also make payments over 2 - 15 years. Ask your pre-arrangement advisor for more information.
4. How is my money protected?
When you pay for your pre-arrangement, the money is paid to Assurant Life of Canada. They hold your money until a death occurs. Only then, by providing proof of death will those funds be released to Trinity Funeral Home.
Every life insurance company authorized to sell in Canada is required, by the federal, provincial and territorial regulators, to become members of Assuris. Members cannot terminate their membership as long as they are licensed to write business in Canada or have any in force business in Canada.
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5. Why pre-arrange with Trinity?
Experience: Trinity Funeral Home has been serving Edmonton and area since 2009, providing compassionate care and unparalleled service to more than 4,000 families.
Family owned and operated: Unlike other funeral homes in Edmonton, we proudly remain independent and locally owned. We are accountable to you, not shareholders or a society's Board of Directors.
Superior standards: Our reputation is why we have been Edmonton's fastest growing Funeral Home. We are committed to excellence.
State-of-the-art facilities: We offer a convenient location in beautiful Downtown Edmonton . Our beautiful facilities were designed to provide a sense of warmth, peace and closure.
We will come to you: If you prefer to make arrangements in your own home we will come to your residence at a time convenient for you.
Personalized services: Our caring professionals will listen, suggest, organize, and carry out ceremonies that are comforting and full of meaning.
Chapel and Reception Centre: We offer a beautiful chapel that can accommodate seating for 150 people. Our customized catering services are available for any size group, from simple deli delights to hot hors d’oeuvres.
Exceptional staff: We have carefully chosen each member of our staff to ensure that our families receive the most professional, compassionate care.
Serving all faiths and cultures: We care for families of all faiths, traditions and beliefs.