Funeral Planning Malaysia | Making An Informed Decision
About Funeral Planning
Funeral planning can be both stressful and difficult, more so if you have no experience in which most of us are not. Often times, the person in charge of making funeral arrangements are grieving over the loss of a loved one and may not have a clear understanding of the wishes of their deceased loved one. Below is a checklist that may assist in the funeral planning of your loved one.
Legalities of Funeral Planning
Informing Family & Friends
Committee of Family Members
Gather the closest family members to discuss the responsibilities of the funeral service, delegation of tasks and expenses involved for the funeral arrangements. If there is any special request done prior to the deceased, it would be best to discuss it at the beginning. Choose a funeral service provider and make an appointment to meet with the funeral director.
Types of Funeral Services
Discuss what religion/faith will the funeral planning and arrangements be based on. If burial is the choice, have the burial plot been purchased? If cremation is the choice, have a final resting arrangement been made (columbarium or cemetery)?
The funeral arrangements can be overwhelming, thus the funeral director can assist you in planning out the entire process. Usually, areas discussed include the type of casket for burial or cremation, embalming the body (if needed), the deceased clothings, jewelry or items to include in the casket, where the deceased will be laid to rest (purchasing burial plot or columbarium), seating arrangements, catering for funeral and more.
Obituary needs to be written and placed in the newspapers. Decide on which days to go for, and get in touch with the newspapers to place the obituary.