How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About Your Final Wishes

By: Brian K. Daly
Friday, October 26, 2018

As uncomfortable as it is to think about, there will be a time that you are no longer a part of this Earth. You don’t need to start counting down the days now, but a little preparation could go a long way. There are several things you should discuss with your loved ones about your final wishes. Whether you are 20, or 80 years old, these tips are important to make note of.

Cremation vs. Burial

Do you want to be cremated, do you want your organs to be donated to science, or do you want to be buried? It’s easier for your loved ones to know this information ahead of time. They will be under extreme stress and time constraints when the time comes that they have to make these decisions. If you want to be cremated, let them know. If you want your ashes to be spread somewhere important to you, make sure you also let them know. If you want to be buried in a certain location or in a certain type of coffin, tell your loved one about it.

Celebration of Life vs. Funeral

Would you like to have a funeral when your time comes or a celebration of life instead? These two styles of saying goodbye vary, so knowing which one is more important to know and telling your loved one about it would be beneficial. They will both require preparations ahead of time.

If you feel like these topics are difficult to talk about, perhaps it’s easier to write them out in a will or a document that you share with someone else. Either way, it’s important to know what your loved one would want when they pass so that you’re not left with making difficult decisions on behalf of them, and worrying if they would have preferred things that way or another.

If you want to know more about planning your final wishes ahead of timne or want to arrange for a service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help.

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