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Why Funeral Planning?


Advance Funeral Planning Director Tina Wolfe
Tina Wolfe
Licensed Advance Planning
& AfterCare Director

There are many great reasons to plan ahead for a funeral. We plan ahead for special events in life, to make sure they fit our personalities, wants and needs - think of weddings, vacations, retirements. Why not plan your funeral in advance? You can rest easy, knowing it’s personalized, planned and funded. At Oliver’s we know people don’t necessarily want to think about death. There are, however, many compelling reasons to be prepared.

  • Planning your funeral ahead of time will relieve your loved ones of many difficult tasks at an emotional and difficult time. Government documents will already be in place and many crucial decisions already made. It is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give your family.
  • Planning ahead will ensure your funeral is handled according to your wishes, saving your family from second-guessing what you would have wanted. It will perfectly reflect your tastes and personality and serve as a final farewell directly from you.
  • It removes a financial burden from your family.

At Oliver’s we can set up a payment plan that suits your needs, from a single payment plan to monthly bank account withdrawals. By pre-planning you are protected from inflation, and the growth is non-taxable.

What points would I pre-plan?

  • Details to register your death with the province of Alberta
  • A decision on burial versus cremation
  • Funeral location (church, funeral home, lodge, golf course etc.)
  • Speakers and messages (minister, celebrant, eulogy, tributes etc.)
  • Theme or focus (religious, non-religious, Celebration of Life etc.)
  • Artistic touches (music, poems, slideshows, video tributes etc.)
  • Casket and urn selection
  • Final resting place (cemetery, columbarium, scattering etc.)

Please get in touch - we’d be happy to meet you in the comfort of your own home or at our offices. Even if you’re just interested in more information, that’s no problem.

We will help you explore the benefits of funeral pre-planning with no obligation whatsoever.

That is our promise to you.


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