A frequent question that I am asked is “What if something should happen when we’re on vacation?”. The truth is that it can become very expensive to bring someone home if he or she dies while on vacation. Another truth is that many, if not most Funeral Homes offer Guaranteed Travel Assistance Plans that will cover these costs. The Travel Assistance Plans that we offer here at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home covers expenses if death occurs more than 100 kilometers away from home, anywhere in the world. It pays for arranging for the preparation and transportation of the deceased to their originally selected Funeral Home, pays covered costs including rising air costs and it handles the necessary documents, including consular services if the death occurs outside of Canada. The reality is that it could cost your family thousands of dollars in additional fees if you died while on vacation. Even if you were to pass away in Ottawa there could be hundreds of dollars in additional costs to bring you back home.
Starting January 1, 2011 the Blenheim Community Funeral Home will be including a Free Travel Assistance Plan with each Prepaid Funeral Service contract that is entered into with us. That will give one more level of added protection to you and your family. Once you have a Travel Assistance Plan you are protected for the rest of your life…there are no additional costs to you and no annual fees to pay. If you ever need to use the coverage, one call is all it takes and the process of getting you home is immediately in progress.
On a more positive Community note…the Blenheim Community Funeral Home is sponsoring a Free Skating Session on Sunday January 23, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Blenheim Arena. In all honesty I haven’t had skates on for a few years but I do have some, so come on out and join us for some good family fun and a hot chocolate!