"It's not about the box!"
Saying Goodbye Your Way puts consumers in control of their final ceremonies by giving them information rather than prejudging what they should do. The author’s long experience in the field and pro-consumer views make this book a must read for anyone interested in the subject of funerals and prearrangement.
This sensitive yet realistic guide to making the important, difficult decisions necessary when a loved one dies, or when preparing for one’s own departure gives easy-to-understand information about available options. The logistics of planning memorial services and other ceremonies are discussed, and frank explanations are provided regarding cremation and interment. Special emphasis is placed on helping individuals understand the options available and become informed consumers, even while making what are often difficult, highly emotional choices. Prearrangement options for individuals planning for the future are discussed in detail, including where to buy caskets and monuments and whom to notify when death occurs.
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John Llewellyn offers a very consumer friendly and easy to read explanation of the process of arranging for funerals, cremations, and burials. With over 35 years of industry experience, he gives readers knowledge that will help them deal confidently with funeral directors, cemetery operators, and crematory operators. As CEO of Forest Lawn(r) Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries in Southern California, he has operated under a philosophy that consumers will be most satisfied when they have all the information they need to make informed decisions. This book was written to help give people the knowledge they need to be confident in the decisions they make.
Many people do not know where to start a conversation about funerals. This can be parents to children or the other way around. Saying Goodbye Your Way tells about the options, choices, and possibilities of arranging funeral and cremation services both before death occurs (pre-arranging) and when faced with making arrangements for someone who is loved.
Too many people are thrust into dealing with death without having seriously thought about what to do. This is true whether it's the death of family members or one's own passing....the goal of this book is to help people talk about the subject and to make plans that let them say goodbye the way they want to....It's my hope that you will not only be comfortable with your financial decisions, but also will be able to have services that reflect the uniqueness or you or the person you cared about. I want you to be able to say goodbye your way.