Pre-Planning

Image of flowers on a stone and cemetery monumentPre-planning provides both financial and emotional benefits to loved ones, while ensuring your choices are carried out in the manner you wish. When a death occurs, there are many decisions that need to be made within the first few hours, making those decisions with a clear mind together ahead of time allows your family to focus on loved ones while they work through their grief.

Our Pre-planning Arrangers are available to discuss your wishes; and take you through the many options available which will provide your family with a guide for your unique memorial.

Costs of planning your final resting place
The ability to pre-pay for your arrangements eliminates the stress associated with unexpected funeral expenses, allowing the family to work within a budget. Pre-paid arrangements also help ensure  that no financial hardship is passed onto your loved ones. Arrangement costs are locked in at today’s pricing no matter how many years in advance they are purchased. Pre-planning also allows you to pay for your arrangements over time. Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries offers 12 and 24 month interest free payment plans with no administration fees.

Various burial and memorialization options
There are far more options today than a generation ago. Pre-planning is a valuable learning experience and ensures you make the right decision for you. Our dedicated employees are here to help and would be pleased to review all of your burial and cremation options at no cost, or obligation to you.

Benefits of Pre-arranging

Our dedicated employees are here to help and would be pleased to review all of your burial and cremation options at no cost, or obligation to you.

Learn about why it's the responsible thing to do
Making decisions that are right for you allows you to be in charge and decide exactly what kind of cemetery arrangement and location you want, ensuring your wishes will be met.

Make decisions with a clear mind together
When a death occurs, there are many decisions to make within the first few hours. Pre-arranging relives your family of the emotional burden of making stressful decisions at the time of death.

Learn about the various burial and memorialization options
There are far more options today than over a generation ago. Pre-planning is a valuable learning experience and ensures you make the right decision. Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries offers various burial and memorialization options.

Understand the associated expenses

  • Financial Security Pre-paying eliminates the stress associated with funeral payment and other final expenses. It allows the family to work within a budget. This results in no financial hardship passed onto your loved ones. Prices are locked in at today’s pricing no matter how many years in advance they are purchased.
  • Option to Pay Over Time When pre-paying, you can set aside funds in convenient periodic payments. Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries offers 12 and 24 month interest free payment plans with no administration fees.

Peace of mind
By taking the time to pre-plan for yourself, or someone you love, be relieved that all is in order and you are prepared. Planning ahead allows you to “put the house in order” knowing that your survivors will not have to make tough decisions at the time of your death.

Request Your Personal Planning Guide

Honour a life well-lived, from planning a tribute to mourning a loved one. Our Cemetery Coordinators will be pleased to review all of your cremation and burial options at absolutely no cost, or obligation to you. We are here to help. To request your personal planning guide email [email protected].