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What do we need to take cremated remains on an airplane? Should we carry it on the plane or put in our checked luggage?

McInnis & Holloway will supply you with a Burial Permit and a Certificate of Cremation. We recommend that you take the Urn on the plane with you. Transport Canada’s guidelines state the urn must be able to be x-rayed. In order for an urn to be x-rayed, it needs to be made of plastic. We will provide a temporary plastic urn to hold the cremated Continue reading

What can I do in advance?

You can provide us with your wishes and funeral choices which we are happy to keep on file. If families prefer we also offer an option to prepay and have these services guaranteed. We have prearrangement specialists on staff that can arrange an appointment at your convenience. Read More Pre-Arranging FAQGo Back to FAQ Continue reading

Is it an advantage to pre-plan a funeral; for either myself or a loved one?

It is an advantage to preplan for yourself, as your wishes are made known to your loved ones once you pass away. When a passing occurs the people who are left to plan the funeral have many decisions to make including: – The type of service that will be held. – Whether or not the body will be cremated or buried, or placed in a Continue reading

Can I plan my funeral now and should I pay for it now or later? Should I choose my casket now?

Yes you can plan your funeral at any time that is convenient for you. In your planning your consideration should be for the needs of those who will mourn the death, as what you want may not be what others need. Whether you pay now or later is often a decision based on a family’s financial situation. Paying now involves having funds available Continue reading

What does advance planning mean?

Advanced planning is the act of preparing in advance for your funeral service. It can be as simple as writing your wishes on paper and attaching them to your will, or contacting a funeral home to discuss the many details surrounding the funeral service, and paying for these services in advance. And remember, if you are discussing advanced Continue reading

I’m still young – why should I plan now?

It’s true; people are living longer. But many are also finding themselves part of the “sandwich” generation – those who care about, and take care of, a lot of other people. Your parents. His parents. Children. Maybe even grandchildren or other family members. Advanced planning is not just about planning your own funeral. Women especially find Continue reading

What are some of the benefits of advanced planning?

Eases Emotional Stress Making funeral arrangements made after the death of a loved one can be an emotional and stressful experience. Most people are unaware that there are 200-300 tasks involved in arranging a funeral. Many find planning for this eventuality in advance makes the process easier. Financially Responsible From a financial point of Continue reading

What are the steps to advance planning my funeral?

One of the benefits of prearranging a funeral is that you don't have to make planning decisions in a hurry. When planning ahead, ask a trusted friend or family member for a recommendation, then call a "short list" of two or three funeral homes in your area that have a good reputation. It's a good idea to select a funeral home you think will be Continue reading

What are the financial options involved with advance planning?

How much does a funeral service cost today, and how much might it cost in the future? Over the last ten years, funeral costs have more than doubled, so it can be financially responsible to lock these services in at today's prices. Many funeral homes offer advanced planning assistance without obligation, and this information can be provided to Continue reading

What should I do when my love one passes away?

You would contact the funeral home to set up an appointment with the Funeral Director to organize funeral service with burial, cremation or entombment. Read More Passing has just occurred FAQGo Back to FAQ Continue reading