The Importance of Honoring Your Loved One’s Final Wishes

By: David Tindall
Friday, September 7, 2018

It can be very overwhelming to deal with the death of a loved one. Family and close friends of the departed soul have a tough time with managing their grief and all the planning and organizing of the funeral services. Sometimes, different family members have different ideas about how the service should be which can cause tension during an already difficult time.

Here are some aspects to focus on:

  • Many people leave instructions or even pre-plan and pre-pay for their funeral. In this case, it’s important that the family respect the wishes of the decedent and plan the funeral accordingly.
  • If the departed soul had some specific traditions or religious aspects they particularly believed in, it’s important that the family members keep these in view while planning the funeral.
  • On the other hand, if the person was unconventional in their outlook and not very religious in nature, it may be a good idea to plan a celebration of life rather than a standard funeral service. This can be a great way to respect the person and his or her way of life.
  • In cases where the decedent was very charitable, you can consider donating something to their favorite charity. Alternatively, consider dedicating a bench at a local park, in their name.

As mentioned earlier, if the person has left specific instructions in their will or pre-paid for their funeral, don’t deviate from their wishes. No matter what you or any other family member wants, you should make it a point to plan everything just as the decedent wanted it.

To speak to a funeral director at Tindall Funeral Home about pre-planning give us a call at (315) 468-5521. We will help you plan the funeral the way you want it. This will help ensure that the event is planned well and that your loved ones won't have the added stress of arranging funeral services.

If you'd like more information regarding our services, don't hesitate to reach out to us by phone or via our contact us form. We're happy to help.

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