planning for a new home or car or planning for our children
and grandchildren’s education, planning for a funeral is
considered to be a very practical accomplishment. Many people
see pre-arrangement as an opportunity to do some advanced
financial and estate planning. It also allows them to make
decisions at a more thorough, relaxed pace.
may be considered for a number of reasons.
It is a way of expressing what type
of funeral we would like and what types of wishes we have.
Often just the simple listing of our personal information
can be very helpful to the survivors who will be
responsible for providing the final arrangements.
Prepaying the funeral expenses sets
aside the funds necessary to provide for the funeral
costs. As well there are a number of responsible tax
planning and estate planning benefits to prepaying. Check
with your accountant and lawyer for advice on the best
options available to you.
The knowledge that all arrangements
have been properly made gives peace of mind in knowing
everything will be looked after.
Often those who will be responsible
for making the decisions in the future live a distance
away and pre-arrangement eases many of these decisions.
What can be pre-arranged?
about anything involved with the funeral can be
Services of a
disbursement, merchandise item or service.
Many people simply
leave their wishes and instructions with us. Often this
is enough to provide the required information and peace
of mind in knowing that the plans will be carried out.
Prepaying for the
funeral provides the additional comfort of knowing
everything has been finalized. Many items can even be
guaranteed at today’s pricing.
are a number of ways to prepay funeral expenses:
Funds can be
simply put away to go toward the final costs. This
can be done either in a lump sum or via some type of
full can be made at Binkley’s Funeral Service. The
monies are trusted with a financial institution and
the interest earned remains to grow with the prepaid
funding is an additional way that pre-arranged
funerals can be funded. Usually the interest rates
in these types of funds offset any inflationary
costs that may be incurred. Insurance plans provide
for immediate coverage when a monthly payment
schedule is selected and full payment plans offer
additional benefits for increased payouts.
Regardless of the
payment method Binkley’s Funeral Service can offer
advice in selecting the appropriate plan for your
Pre-arrange your funeral
By completing the
following form you are well on your way to taking a
responsible first step in pre-arranging your funeral. Your
form submission is completely confidential. However, we do
not consider the completion of this form as solicitation, and we will only contact you at
your request. If you wish, we can provide you with a printed
copy to keep for your personal records.
Please use the following form to assist in
pre-arranging your wishes for a meaningful, personally
The items marked with an
required items for the completion of government legal forms
and should be completed in full if possible.
If you would prefer a printed
copy of this form to complete in the privacy of
your own home you may print this form by clicking
here. Once you
have completed the form please forward it to
Binkley’s Funeral Service (Shaunavon) Ltd., P.O.
Box 207, Shaunavon, SK S0N 2M0 or simply provide a
copy for your family.