Losing a loved one is never easy, and the grieving process is hard enough without having to make funeral arrangements. Consequently, hiring a funeral director can help give you and your family the space you need to grieve. The team at Belvedere Cemetery and Funeral Complex on the West Island near Vaudreuil has prepared this article to help you make the right decision when it comes to choosing a funeral director.
THE ROLE OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR A funeral director’s main duty is to take on a hefty portion of the burden that comes with planning a funeral. It’s a good idea to know which tasks they’ll handle before making your decision. In general, funeral directors are responsible for:
Supporting and guiding you and your family through the process of planning the funeral
Accompanying you and your family through each step of the funeral
Handling the administrative tasks and paperwork surrounding the funeral and informing you and your family of your options
Preparing the obituary notice and ensuring it’s published online and in newspapers
Arranging for bookmarks and other products to be engraved
The funeral director you choose should be flexible and well-organized. They must also be comfortable coordinating several elements while supporting you and your family through your grief. A DECISION IN LINE WITH YOUR VALUES Visiting a funeral home and meeting with the director is one of the best ways to make your decision. This will allow you to confirm if the premises are suitable for your needs and whether or not you feel comfortable communicating with the staff. During your visit, we recommend asking the funeral director questions to make sure they respect your religious and/or spiritual traditions. They should respect your wishes without pushing you to make choices that aren’t right for you. It’s a funeral director’s job to support you in hosting a funeral that honours the memory of your loved one. COMPASSIONATE FUNERAL SERVICES At Belvedere Cemetery and Funeral Complex on the West Island near Vaudreuil, our team is committed to providing you with comprehensive and personalized funeral services. We’re available to answer any of your questions and help you organize a peaceful memorial service surrounded by nature. If you have any questions about our services or would like to visit the premises, contact us for more information.