Because a death in the family is exceedingly stressful, the Society recommends preplanning for the items listed below. In this way, decisions regarding the disposal of the body of the deceased will have already been considered and documented.

Full name ________________________________________________________

Disposition of body:

I request ____ conventional burial at ____________________ cemetery

________cremation ________ ashes returned to my family

     ________ burial of ashes at ________________________

   ________ scattering of ashes at ____________________

Type of service:

I request __________ graveside service

             __________funeral service

                 __________memorial service

    __________no service

I have arranged donation of ___ eyes

                                                               _____ other organs

arrangements are made with _________________________________

I understand that feasibility of organ donation depends upon time and

place of death.

I request ____ no viewing of my body

     ______ suitable time for viewing of my body without embalming

     ______ embalming if necessary to allow family members to arriveto view if they wish

I would like any donations to go to: ______________________________

At the service I would like (flowers, music etc)_______________________


lf possible, I would Iike my coffin to be made by _____________________

Other wishes ________________________________________________

Signature______________________________________.          Date___________________

Download or preview the preplanning document here: Preplanning

serenity-benchAnyone who stays away from a death because of distress, because the physical aspects can be  unpleasant, will turn out to have missed the one experience of a lifetime which can make known the true heights of love.
-Evelyn Francis Capel