Planning Ahead

Planning ahead and making your wishes clear, can ease the burden on your family from making complicated decisions and dealing with the expense of a funeral.

Thinking about a funeral, let alone planning for it, is not something most people want to think about and would rather deal with it when the time comes. Planning ahead and making your wishes clear, can ease the burden on your family from making complicated decisions and dealing with the expense of a funeral.

Benefits of pre-planning

  • Plan your service the way youwant to be remembered
  • Remove difficult decision making away from your family and loved ones
  • Pay at today’s price, avoid future price rises
  • No age or health restrictions
  • Pension benefits – Pre-paid funerals will not affect your pension entitlements

Blue Mountains Funerals, together with Foresters Friendly Society, can offer you a range of pre-planning options.

Pre-Arranged Funeral

Pre-arranging your funeral allows you to work with one of our directors to plan your service. This allows you to make your own decisions about the type of service you would like, which will then be presented to your family at the time of need. There are no upfront costs at this time. The full cost of the service will be paid at the time of the funeral at current day prices.

Pre-Paid Funeral

This is the same as pre-arranging a funeral however full payment of the service is made at this time at current day prices. At the time of your funeral, there will be nothing to pay (unless an additional service is added). Your funds are held and safeguarded by being submitted to Foresters Friendly Society. For more information please see: http://www.forestersfs.com.au/pdf/FPA_FFS_FBF.PrePaid.Mar2014.pdf

Funeral Bond

A funeral bond can be started when sufficient funds are not available at the time of pre-arranging your funeral. Interest can be earned on the account or you can make regular deposits into the account, so the money is there when you need it. This bond can be converted into a pre-paid funeral when there are sufficient funds, or drawn on at the time of need and the balance paid if it does not cover the full amount. Foresters Friendly Society will safeguard the bond. http://www.forestersfs.com.au/pdf/FPA_FFS_FBF.PrePaid.Mar2014.pdf

Contact us to request more information on planning ahead. Alternatively you can call us on 02 4751 6166 to speak with one of our experienced team who can provide you with more information about the options available.

It was such an emotional time for us but your professionalism and compassion helped enormously.

I haven’t been through this process before but it wasn’t upsetting as both Julie and Jo gave us such support and nothing was too much trouble.

I would definitely recommend you after our experience.

Carol & Rob
January 2017

The team, especially Asha and Tom, are wonderful people to work with. They provided professional, compassionate guidance through the funeral planning process, and my dad’s service was exactly how we envisioned. I would recommend you to anybody who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of needing to plan a funeral.

Nat Wells
April 2016

Not only were you all very patient but showed compassion in this difficult time. Tom we thank you and all your wonderful staff. The women looked so beautiful on the day and we were all touched at how everything fell into place. We think Dad would have been honoured.

Marie Walcott
July 2016

“Your professionalism, graciousness, love, comfort & support show to us at this most difficult time of losing our beautiful mother will never be forgotten. Every detail was handled with perfection, everything was very well co-ordinated in a very tight timeframe.”

Lorrene
April 2016

Words cannot express our thanks and gratitude to you. You kindness and assistance made the day a beautiful memory for us to reflect back on.

Pam
January 2016

The funeral service that you put together was absolutely perfect and was exactly what mum would have wanted. Please know that if I ever need a funeral director again you will be my first call.

Steve Nicholls

Locations

Blue Mountains Funerals Springwood

5 Raymond Lane , Springwood, NSW, 2777

Grace Funerals Emu Plains (Sister Company)

61 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains, NSW, 2750