Many people are choosing to pre-pay for their funeral to relieve their families of the (sometimes considerable) costs associated with a funeral. Finding the money to pay for your funeral is the last thing your family wants to be thinking about at the time of your passing.
Rather than taking out expensive funeral insurance, pre-paying locks in today’s prices, and gives you the power to choose exactly what you want to pay for.
Not only will you save money, but you’ll be also able to pay for the options you want. This means you’ll avoid leaving your family in a position where they may be forced to choose less expensive features than you may have chosen for yourself.
You can Pre-pay for whatever funeral costs you wish, including things like the cost of your service, coffin or casket, burial, or cremation. (read more)
Pre-paying means that you’ll know exactly what your funeral will cost and that it’s already paid for. (read more)
Once you’ve spoken with us and selected what you would like for your funeral, we record it all for you for when the time comes.
We place your money into a Funeral Bond, which is backed by major banks. The bond is in your name, and can only be paid to the funeral director (us) on production of a death certificate.
It means your family will never have to worry about the costs, as you’ve taken care of everything for them.
Speak with us about what a difference pre-payment will make for you and your family. You can call us any time on 02 9630 9688, or simply fill in the form below and we’ll get in touch with you.
At a certain age many people begin thinking about putting their affairs in order. This is one of life’s natural progressions. As part of that process some choose to pre plan or prepay their funeral. Peace of mind that loved one’s and family members may be saved from making difficult decisions as well as relief from financial stress is often a great comfort. Also, your personal wishes can be set out in detail. Chris Timmins can discuss your available options.
Pre planning a funeral occurs in two specific circumstances each with their own specific applications.
Future planning allows people to look to the future. Many families don’t discuss their personal wishes. Preplanning allows you to set down personal wishes, thus clearly advising your family and loved ones. Some of the items that may be set out:
Individual wishes can be documented and held either in our files or you own personal documents. While these may be changed at the time of the funeral, it helps families at the time of making funeral arrangement in the future. Our years of experience have shown that many families don’t know or are unclear as to personal wishes of the deceased. Preplanning can help at this difficult time.
In many situations families are expecting a death of their family member or loved one. During this time, you can expect the full range of human emotions. Some people may choose to discuss the funeral arrangements during this time. Chris Timmins Funerals is available for these discussions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
Prepaying of the funeral is the next step in the process. In this case you can prepay for the funeral at current prices. This locks in your funeral costs against future price rises. Money collected is placed into a Funeral Bond backed by major banks. The bond is in the client’s name if favour of the funeral director and can only be redeemed on the production of a Death Certificate. A pre-paid funeral gives the family peace of mind that at least the financial aspects have been covered.
Prepaying for the funeral gives peace of mind for you, your family and loved ones. The burden of the funeral is then relieved from the family. Likewise additional stress can be reduced at the time the death occurs. Also, all choices, selections and arrangements are your own giving peace of mind.
Prepaying is a matter that shown be discussed, if you are considering prepaying for your funeral, please call us direct for an informal no obligation discussion. In addition, it should be noted that prepaying a funeral will also help in reducing the asset position of pensioners in relation to their asset’s wealth.
Since the 1950’s we've been honoured and privileged to share in the most difficult time for more than 20,000 families, and to ease their loss in some small way. Read what they say about Timmins Funerals:
" Thank you for making dad's funeral easy and smooth. You did a great job and it was noted by many. We all appreciated your kindness"Amanda
" Please accept this card as a small token of my and my brothers appreciation for the kindness and respectful way you assisted us with the passing of our brother Ray. Frances is a credit to Timmins Funerals and her generosity of spirit is a wonderful trait."Peter
"On behalf of our Aunt Vera's extended family we would like to express our thanks for all your assistance in making this sad occasion pass with minimal stress and maximum professionalism. Vera deserved the dignity and respect shown on that day and we are all so grateful to you. Should the occasion arise we will have no hesitation recommending your services. Your good care helped ease our pain on that very sad day."Lesley
"To the operations manager Timmins Funerals, Yesterday I attended workmate Don's funeral service conducted by your group. What a respectful and comforting experience it was for me- from the initial greeting at the door, to the sensitive and useful (again) thoughts of the celebrant, finishing with your conductors kind strength. Thank you"Michael
" I would like to thank your for organising of mum's service. It all went very smoothly which is actually what is needed at such a difficult time for the family. Your professionalism and attention to detail was excellent. The printing of the service was lovely. The addition of the photo of the Hawkesbury River made it more special."Janene
"Thanks so much for the brilliant job you and your men did for Mollie. We all felt it was a perfect burial for her and appreciate your tact, warmth and generosity."Jonathan
Timmins Funerals can help you plan a joyous service which reflects the life that was lived, and honours precious memories. For our assistance, call us on 02 9630 9688 for priority assistance or simply fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.
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