Advance Planning / Preplanning


Advanced Planning is preparing a funeral service in advance.

Whether you’re making funeral and cemetery arrangements for a loved one or making advance arrangements for yourself, planning with Cochrane Country Funeral Home is a smart choice.

Regardless of whether your need is now or in the future, our burial and cremation options, we will help you make the arrangements that are right for you and your family.

You can contact a funeral home of your choice to discuss the details of a funeral service or simply by writing your wishes down and attaching them to your will. Most family members want to do the right thing in regards to following your last wishes. It is important that you have a will stating your wishes and naming an executor. We recommend you contact your legal advisor for more information on how to prepare a will.

If you prearrange with a funeral home and later decided to change funeral homes, there is no additional charge for the change. Your prearrangement will move with you, your money is safe and your beneficiary will receive it.

At the time of your death, your family need only call the Cochrane Country Funeral Home and we will take it from there. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will take down all the necessary information on the deceased, legal name, place and date of birth and all other vital statistic information for the legal documents. We take care of all the necessary paperwork and take the deceased into our care. If cremation is requested, the body will be held in a climate controlled environment until cremation can take place. When the cremation is completed, the ashes will be held in a temporary urn or in a custom purchase urn. The cremated remains will be held for the next of kin only.

When discussing Advanced Planning, keep in mind the wide variety of services available, from financial to different religious and cultural customs.