The death of a loved one is extremely stressful. Last Wishes encourages people to find out what issues may need to be addressed, concerning their own death or that of a family member or friend. Preplanning greatly helps loved ones who will have to decide how to proceed, and reduces some of the uncertainty which may occur at the time. Ideally, preplanning is done when we are healthy and able to make some decisions ourselves.
In fall 2012, the least expensive commercial funeral package cost around $3800. This included a coffin, cremation, death certificate and taxes. The minimal cost of a private funeral providing the same items was $1250. The price of burial in the cemetery in New Denver was slightly lower than cremation. There can be considerable variation in expenses and these are ball-park figures only.
Members of the Board of the Last Wishes Society are available to help people decide on a private or commercial funeral, and to discuss the details and alternatives. Go to their website for contact Information. carpentercreeklastwishesociety.ca