Forever in Their Hearts
About This Show
Martin Brothers Funeral Services (mbfunerals.com/vancouver/) provides caring, dedicated and thoughtful service to families dealing with the loss of a loved one. We have four generations of funeral services experience and are here to guide you through all of the details, large and small, and always take the time to understand what is important to you and your family in your time of need. We have over 100 years of experience in funeral services and we are a funeral home in Vancouver who gives you affordable funeral services, funeral pre planning, cremation and burial services. We will make sure all of yours and your family's needs are met, and will be a guide in your time of need to ensure that your loved one lost is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Martin Brothers is here in your time of need, call today.
Most Recent Episode
What Is Pre-Planning Versus Pre-Arranging Funeral Services?
Have you talked to your family about your funeral or memorial wishes? Would you like to save them the added burden of trying to guess at how you might have wanted them to celebrate your life after you’re gone? Pre-planning and pre-arranging funeral services offer many benefits. However, the two terms are not interchangeable. Do you know what each means and if it’s necessary to always do them both at the same time? If you want to know more about pre-planning versus pre-arranging funerals, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds talks with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services about this necessary topic. Talking about funeral plans and arrangements can be an upsetting topic for our loved ones. This interview is your opportunity to learn ways to discuss the topic of making final wishes known. Pre-Planning Versus Pre-Arranging Funerals Valerie begins the episode by explaining the difference between pre-planning versus pre-arranging funerals or memorials. Next Valerie shares whether or not the two things have to done at the same time. You’ll hear Valerie use the same phrases and terms in this episode that she uses with families who come into the funeral chapel in Vancouver. Talking to Loved One about Funeral Wishes Then Valerie acknowledges that pre-planning versus pre-arranging funerals is not an easy topic to bring up to your loved ones. During the interview she answers questions like: When should I talk to my elderly parents about funeral pre-arrangements? What are some good conversation starters about pre-planning funerals? How can I bring up the topic of my final wishes to my adult children? Now ask yourself these two things: Could I use more information about pre-arranging a funeral? Do I need help talking with my family about funeral pre-planning? If you answered “Yes” to either or both of these questions, then use the information below to reach out to Martin Brothers. Valerie can offer publications to help you in this situation as well. Healthy Communication with Families about Funerals Next Valerie points out that not everyone in your fami