Mary Jo's Preplanning Story

Create an unforgettable celebration of a unique life with funeral preplanning, and celebrate your life that way you want it celebrated.
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Celebrate a Life Lived

The funeral service allows family and friends to honour, recognize or celebrate a life. Learn about planning the funeral service that’s right for you or your loved one.

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Advance Planning

Planning your final arrangements in advance is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your family. To learn why planning ahead is so important, click here.

Once you realize how important it is to plan your final arrangements in advance, it’s easy to begin your plan. To learn how, click here.

You Need to Know a Dignity Memorial® Provider

Whether you’re making funeral and cemetery arrangements for a loved one or making advance arrangements for yourself, planning with a Dignity Memorial® provider is a smart choice.

Regardless of whether your need for funeral and cemetery arrangements is now or in the future, our burial, cremation and cemetery options, coupled with our exclusive Dignity Memorial benefits, will help you make the arrangements that are right for you and your family.

Our compassionate professionals are knowledgeable in funeral and burial customs of all faiths and cultures. In addition to incorporating any religious or cultural traditions that are important to you, we’ll also work with you to plan services filled with personalized details just for you or your loved one. From time-honoured traditions to personal photographs to favorite readings and special songs, you can design the service to be a unique reflection of the life it honours. For example:

  • At Grandpa’s funeral, family and friends covered his favorite front-porch chair with handwritten inscriptions of last good-byes.
  • At the funeral service for Linda, who loved nature and the outdoors, guests received packets of wildflower seeds to plant in her honour.
  • Members of Michael’s bicycling club escorted the hearse carrying his casket from the chapel to the gravesite. His own bicycle, decorated with a wreath of flowers, was there waiting for his arrival.

As North America’s largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, we understand how difficult the loss of a loved one can be. We work with grieving families every day, and we’ve seen how personalized services such as these and services that are arranged in advance can help make a difficult time easier for families who’ve experienced a loss.

That’s why we offer the Dignity Memorial® Personal Planning Guide, a free booklet that records your choices for funeral and cemetery services in one convenient place so your family will know your wishes when the time comes. The Personal Planning Guide also allows you to record other essential personal and estate information, such as military service, location of your will, financial records and more. To request your free Personal Planning Guide, contact a Dignity Memorial provider near you or call 800-34-DIGNITY.

Ready to make your advance arrangements today? Our free online planning tool allows you to create, store, update and communicate your final arrangements online from the comfort and privacy of your own home. You can even save your plan in progress and add more information later. The tool also provides real-time cost estimates, so you know how much funding would be needed today, and can estimate how much might be needed in the future.

When it comes to funeral, cremation and cemetery services, trust Dignity Memorial providers with the final arrangements you’ll make for your loved ones, and for yourself.

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Dignity Memorial® Cremation Options

If cremation is your choice, read about our many Dignity Memorial Cremation Plans. Learn more.

Cemetery Property Completes Your Plan

Choosing burial or cremation is only one part of making final arrangements. Remember to select cemetery property that is right for you. Learn more.