beyond Pre-Planning a funeral, is to Pre-Pay the whole funeral.
funeral has a longer history than most people think, and a few
years ago Lonergan & Raven’s honoured the pre-paid funeral of a
person who had invested a few pence every week into a funeral bond
while they were at Sunday School in the
Pre-payment is now strictly regulated by the State Government,
and all funds collected must be put into a Funeral Bond. No funeral
director can access the money invested until the funeral has
actually been performed.
Lonergan & Raven uses the State Trustees preferred fund –
the Foresters Friendly Society – and we note that their 'Chief
Ranger' in the mid 1800's was our own William George
An even more useful safeguard by funeral directors is to get a
separate pre-paid Cemetery Bond or Cremation Bond at the same time,
rather than including the estimated total cost in the Funeral Bond.
It is an unhappy truth that government regulated cemetary trusts
have, over the last thirty years, consistently increased price far
above inflation rates.
Pre-payment of a pre-arranged funeral is a wise investment for
most people. It leaves a lot less for grieving relatives to worry
about when the time comes.
If you would like Lonergan & Ravens to help you arrange to
pre-pay a funeral - your funds invested securely with the State
Trustees - call us at any time on 9489 8711.