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Pre-arranged your Funeral.

By Newscanada

Don't use your Will for funeral pre-arrangements!  What? You mean a legal document like a Will has no power to dictate my wishes for my funeral arrangements to the living?

Well, it's all in the timing.  Funerals usually take place (including disposal of the body) less than a week after a person dies.  The Will doesn't even get officially read until after the funeral has taken place!  By then, it's too late - so a Will, in itself, is no guarantee that you will have the funeral you want.  So... Where do I put my funeral arrangements?

The more people who have copies of your arrangements, the more likely you are to have what you want.  You can choose to give copies to your next-of-kin, you Executor, your family doctor, and, of course, at the funeral home itself - not to mention your emergency/personal file/papers at your home.  In short, anyone who may be present and responsible to take action at, or after, death can best decide where copies should be.

Source: Help's Here!  Resources for Seniors and Caregivers.  Fall/Winter 2014.  page 96

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