You are welcome to use the form below to help you to make your funeral plan. Please remember, it’s your final time, and anything is possible with a bit of forward planning! The more information on this form, the more helpful it will be to those planning for you, and the more likely you are to have things done the way you would like.

 

My funeral plan.

Name:………………………………..

 

I would like to use funeral director: state name 

 

I wish to be:

a)   buried

add name of cemetery, is the plot already owned, and if so, how is it identified.

b)  cremated

add name of crematorium. Direct cremation? 

c) donated -

If cremated my ashes should be: 

a)   buried -

state where 

b)   scattered

state where and by whom, and who else should be present 

c)   retained or stored

state where, and any arrangements made 

d)   made into something else

consider fireworks, jewellery, painting 

e)   remain in one place -

or split between people or places 

 

Viewing: 

a)   I wish my body to be prepared after my death by ……… 

b)   I wish my body to be viewed by close family, anyone who wishes to, or no-one. 

c)   Where would you like your body to be viewed or held. (options are at home, or at a funeral directors) 

d)   What would you like to be wearing? Do you have a favourite outfit, or something by which people will always remember you?

  

I would like my coffin to be:

(the type and style of coffin may be dictated by your choice above, as materials used may vary if you elect for a natural burial.) Consider wood, cardboard, wicker, wool. ( It is usual to have a coffin, regardless of whether you have chosen burial or cremation. )

I would like my urn to be:

(simple, ornate, decorated with a favourite thing)

Consider wood, pottery, metal, glass. 

I would like my gravestone, plaque or niche cover to be:

stone, glass, metal (anything is possible) 

 

The Funeral / Celebration of Life

There are now many different alternatives for funerals, wakes or celebrations of life, consider:

religious or non religious?

church, crematorium, other place such as a countryside venue?

a small family gathering or a large event?

one event at one place at one time, or separate events?

music: type, quantity?

will it be led by, a priest, a friend, a celebrant?

who will make the arrangements?

will it be a somber occasion, or more of a celebration or a ‘party’?

is there a dress code for those attending the event?

what food, drink music and flowers should there be?

What transport do I want

a) for the coffin (traditional hearse, horses, tractor and trailer – anything is possible!) 

b) for other people (funeral cars, their own cars, by foot) 

 

Do I want donations made in my memory? if so, to who?

  

Other things to consider:

Readings / address at the event

Notice of death in media

Memorial bench / tree

Video or photographs of your life at the event

A funeral photographer

Type of refreshments – picnic, hog roast, breakfast 

 

 

 

 

  

Date: ……………………… 

 

Signature: ………………………………………

 

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