Why We Need Funeral Directors in the Funeral Planning Process

By: Les Fee
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The funeral director is instrumental in the planning of funeral events. While most don’t have a complete understanding of the funeral director’s job role, the director works with families in a number of areas to help them through this difficult part of the grieving process. Within this latest post, we’ll take a look at why we need funeral directors during the funeral planning process.

They Make Arrangements for the Transportation of Remains

An initial part of the funeral director’s role is the transportation of remains from the place of death to the burial or cremation site. This can help families immediately begin to plan for commemoration of their loved one. Working with a funeral director during this process ensures the remains are transported with the highest level of respect. 

They Take the Pressure Off Families

Families have enough to deal with when grieving over the death of a loved one. They must be there to support one another and communicate with friends and other loved ones about the process. Funeral directors help take the pressure off of families during this time. This allows family members to focus simply on their own personal needs and the needs of their loved one rather than on planning the funeral.

They Ensure the Event is Organized Effectively

When working with a professional funeral director, no element of the funeral is left to chance. Funeral directors will be able to guide the process and to build a team of experts to ensure all elements, including burial of the decedent, flower arrangements, and event catering, are organized effectively.

They Provide a Comforting Guide

After the death of a loved one, families are usually in shock and unable to complete the tasks they normally would. They might not be in the right frame of mind to complete documentation work or consider burial options. This is an area in which a funeral director is essential. They have experience working with families as they navigate the grieving process and can provide a comforting guide throughout. Funeral directors are available to families throughout their working days to answer questions and fulfill all funeral requirements. 

They Communicate with Others Involved in the Funeral Industry

A funeral director brings all elements of the funeral together and helps families connect with other specialists. For example, funeral directors can work with local newspapers to publish death notices in the coming days. They can also locate legal experts for families to help them manage processes such as probate administration effectively after their loved one’s passing. 
Funeral directors will become an essential partner in planning every aspect of funeral events and burial processes for families going through the grieving process.

To discuss the role of a funeral director further, call our expert team in Killam, AB today. 

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