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
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 ________________________________________________
Download or preview the preplanning document here: Preplanning
Anyone 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