Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, significant life events, and even family vacations. We buy insurance to protect us against things that might happen, such as accidents or fires.
Yet many of us don't plan ahead for our funerals. Often our family or friends don't know our wishes or how much we would have wanted to spend. Making a pre-arrangement for ourselves or another family member provides an opportunity to thoughtfully consider the options ahead of time.
The Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa offers two types of pre-arrangements. You can make the funeral arrangements of your choice now and pay for them later when needed, or you can pre-pay at the time you make your arrangements.
There are many advantages to having a pre-arranged funeral. A pre-arrangement saves your family from having to make decisions at a difficult time. Pre-arrangement is also a sensible investment. If you choose to pre-pay, your payment is placed on deposit with a recognized trustee and you're assured of receiving services tomorrow at today's prices.
The Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa offers a free no-obligation service to help you decide whether pre-planning is appropriate for your needs. Please call our Funeral Director at 613-288-2689 to make an appointment and we'll provide you with a wide range of helpful information.
If you've already made pre-paid funeral arrangements elsewhere, they can be transferred to the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa (a fee may apply).
Likewise, if you wish to transfer pre-paid funeral arrangements made with us, they can be transferred to another funeral co-operative or the funeral provider of your choice (a fee may apply).
To make any changes to funeral pre-arrangements, please contact our Funeral Director.