Sometimes a thought that goes through a person’s mind is that they wish that their pre-arranged funeral was held at a different Funeral Home. Can that happen? Absolutely! In fact, it happens more than you know!
If you are the owner of a pre-arranged funeral and wish to transfer it to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, it is as simple as visiting us with your existing paperwork and making your wishes known. We will take care of the rest.
If you have Power of Attorney for someone and your wish is that his/her pre-arranged funeral be transferred to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, it is as simple as visiting us with your power of attorney and existing paperwork and making your wishes known. We will take care of the rest.
If you’re at a hospital or nursing home and have just experienced a death and wish that your loved one’s funeral service would be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home instead of the Funeral Home where a pre-arrangement is held, then you as the executor can make that decision. Simply tell whoever will make the initial call which Funeral Home you wish to use and they will follow your direction. We will take care of the rest. If it is you who will make that call, follow your heart.
While some Funeral Homes may charge a cancellation fee when you transfer your pre-arranged funeral, we do not. In fact, if you are charged that fee by another Funeral Home, we will reimburse it to you.
What are some of the reasons that people have transferred their funeral arrangements to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home?
- Their original arrangements were made a long time ago and they have changed their mind as to which Funeral Home they would like to use
- Their original arrangements were made in a city where they lived at the time and they now have no friends or family there and want to use a Funeral Home where they live now
- Some find that there is more value by transferring their pre-arrangements to a different Funeral Home
If your pre-arranged funds are being held in trust, it is simply a matter of transferring the money into a new trust…it still remains your money. If your pre-arranged funds are invested into an insurance policy, it is simply a matter of changing the beneficiary. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call.
Until next week,