How do you select a funeral home you can rely on when arranging funeral services at one of life’s most difficult times–the death of a loved one? There are many legal requirements and practical details that may be emotionally charged and being able to count on the services of death care professional and a funeral home may offer great comfort.
Finding a funeral home that works best for you is important if you are planning in advance or in immediate need of arranging a funeral, memorial service or cremation.
Richmond-based Can-Trust-Funerals has these tips of what to look for in your search:
Do they have a good reputation?
Your closest source of experience is the home that has served the family in the past, or a recommendation from a colleague or friend you trust. You may also read reviews online of funeral homes in Richmond, Delta, West Minister, Burnaby, and Surrey or funeral services in Vancouver or Coquitlam.
Families exploring funeral homes have another exceptional resource protecting their rights and offering information on licensed funeral services at Consumer Protection BC.
Can they offer a personalized funeral service?
The funeral home should express a commitment to create a unique and meaningful experience for you. One that will reflect the values or personality of your loved one and the life they lived.
Communication is key. Do you feel confident based on the impression you get from the funeral director and the staff they coordinate that they are listening to the details that are important to you? Do you feel you can count on a complete service of care where your wishes and needs are met?
Can they handle your religious or cultural needs?
Confidence in funeral services and being heard by the funeral director extends to religious or cultural concerns when arranging a funeral. The diverse population in BC’s Lower Mainland means that a variety of culture and religious traditions exist in our communities.
Funeral homes must be open and able to meet diverse needs, and you have a right to seek funeral services to reflect and honour the origins of your family and your loved one’s beliefs. Your funeral director ensures that the funeral service you arrange or the memorial service or celebration of life you plan reflect your core values.
These has been consolidation in the funeral home industry of late, so funeral homes in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland may appear to be locally owned, but are owned by a national corporation. So, if a funeral director offering funeral services from a locally owned funeral home is important to you, do ask.
You may find the posts on first contacts at a funeral home or first questions useful. Many find it less stressful to phone funeral homes to ask about their questions. Our next post has tips on how a personal on-site visit to a funeral home and discussion of their services is to your advantage.
Can-Trust-Funeral’s provides reliable, straightforward and affordable service, and with compassion, always.
Before you engage with any funeral homes, please call Can-Trust-Funeral at 604-376-7975 or email to book a free professional consultation. You are never obligated.
Can-Trust’s team of licensed funeral directors, provide funeral services in Burnaby, funeral services in Richmond, Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland.
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