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Benefits of Pre-Planning

Choose the way you'll be remembered

How do you want to be remembered? Maybe you had a long career in the military that you'd like to celebrate. Maybe you love animals and would like to encourage donations in your memory to your local humane society. When you pre-arrange your funeral, you put your wishes on paper so that your loved ones will know exactly how to celebrate your life and honour your memory.

Make it easier on your loved ones — emotionally and financially

Did you know that there are more than 70 details that need to be tended to in the first 24 hours after a death? Are your loved ones ready for all that responsibility?

When you pre-arrange, you make those first 24 hours easier for your loved ones. You also save them money. The stress of making last-minute funeral arrangements often causes people to make unnecessary purchases. By taking care of the arrangements yourself, you free them from spending more than they need too.

Protect yourself and your family from rising funeral costs

Like most things, funeral costs tend to rise every year. That means that a funeral today will probably cost less than the same funeral three or four years from now. Paying for your funeral now will save your loved ones money when you pass on.

Let your family know your final wishes

Pre-arrangement takes the guess work out of funeral planning. When you pre-arrange your funeral, everyone benefits. You know that your wishes will be carried out and your loved ones know exactly how to honour you.

What do you need to pre-arrange your funeral? See our Pre-Arrangement Checklist.

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Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

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604 736 0268 Kearney Funeral Services
450 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2
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New Westminster, BC V3L 3A3
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Cloverdale, BC V3S 1H1
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604 736 0268 Kearney Funeral Services
450 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2
Fax: 604 736 2668
Email: vancouver.chapel@kearneyfs.com
604 736 0268 Kearney Funeral Services
450 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2
Fax: 604 736 2668
Email: vancouver.chapel@kearneyfs.com