Planning your funeral in advance provides confidence that your choices are respected and carried out, without leaving your family to wonder what your wishes may have been.
You also can pay for your funeral in advance. Advance payment helps lock in the cost of the event at today’s prices.
When you are ready to make the plan, just contact us, and we will walk you through the online arrangement process. You can even pay in advance by way of a California State approved investment trust.
Planning starts with the conversation with you and with those that you may leave behind. The conversation is best before an imminent loss of life is anticipated. When your family participates in the discussion earlier in life, the topic is easier to discuss and keeps the focus of the celebration of life rather than an impending loss.
You may want to bold enough to schedule the conversation as an appointment with your family. The meeting can be a sharing of your plans with them or a request to have them make their plans to share with you. The goal is to communicate that you want to ensure their final arrangements reflect their wishes, and you need their help to make that happen.
The trend of selecting cremation as the choice for final disposition within the U.S.A. is growing. The national percentage rate will change from the 2016 rate of 50.2% to a projected rate of 78.8% by 2035. A major contributing factor for consumer change is cost effectiveness. Baby boomers concerns of environmental change, a growing transient population, and moreover, the ideology that simpler is better than more comprehensive traditional funeral service is also important.
Because of the aging population of the baby boomer generation, the national death rate will increase from 2.8 million in 2017 to 3.5 million by 2035.
Fond Remembrance Cremation Services, Inc. is a primary cremation provider. Our concern has been to provide a simple but complete end-of-life arrangement process by use of the internet, in the privacy of your own home. You assume total control over the creative process without high-pressure sales tactics and without ever having to step foot into a funeral home. Let Fond Remembrance show you how to create a commemorative event at enormous savings, Online, in person, or by phone, we are here to help!
We believe that commemorating the lives of those that have passed before us with a fitting tribute has the potential to change people’s lives for the better. We have dedicated ourselves to help families and individuals start the healing for the time when they will need it most. It begins with providing the highest quality of pre-need care anywhere. Every person deserves the experience of a meaningful tribute for those they love.
Fond Remembrance is pleased to announce an addition to our services as we now offer a way for you to pre-fund a pre-arrangement. The plan provides a way to lock-in today’s price, so family members will not encounter unexpected financial responsibilities. You can select an affordable payment plan that fits your budget and places you in control of choosing the type of commemoration you want at a price that makes sense for your budget. We also have available a worldwide travel protection plan that can be used to apply for the expense of an unexpected death, should it occur while traveling. Contact us today for information about these essential services.
Fond Remembrance is pleased to announce an expansion of our services as we now offer a mechanism for you to pre-fund a pre-arrangement. The plan provides a way to lock-in today’s price, so family members will not encounter unexpected financial responsibilities. You can select an affordable payment plan that fits your budget and places you in control of choosing the type of commemoration you want at a price that makes sense for your budget. We also have available a worldwide travel protection plan that can be used to apply for the expense of an unexpected death, should it occur while traveling. Contact us today for information about these essential services.
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While most high school students take after school jobs in restaurants or car washes to put themselves through college, Michael Godsey started working the night shift in a morgue.
From there Michael developed a real passion for his profession.
“The profession always stayed with me because it is a people serving business – helping those in need during what often is the most troubling time in their life. I pursued this career as a personal interest when seeking a way to help people. It is personally comforting to me to assist individuals in the creation and implementation of a fitting tribute for their loved one. Whether the arrangement is simply the implementation of immediate cremation with scattering at sea to a more elaborate tribute involving video tributes, musical performers, many orators, and hosting hundreds in attendance, it is always a role I cherish and honor to achieve.”
Michael is the Owner of Fond Remembrance Cremation Services located in Orange County, California. The service is all-encompassing, involving anything from memorial tributes to cremation and burial services.
“We are a Neighborly Funeral Establishment springing to the privilege and opportunity to serve. We make the time to spend with our clients – and to serve local families. We feel that when everything is centrally coordinated, our customers remain in control and secure in the knowledge that the people who are assuming the ultimate responsibility of their loved one are their neighbors, who care about quality, who care about service, and most of all, who care about them.”
“We excel at assisting the bereaved through the mourning process. We have developed a multi-step system to create comfort by providing unique ways to capture, share, and preserve memories of life.”
With over 40 years of experience in the funeral industry, Michael has always been able to focus on the positives that come with his job.
“The best part about my job is watching the expressions on client’s faces change from uncertainty and high stress, to comfort knowing that their loved one will be cared for exactly as they intend for it to be. Often we can physically watch an emotional burden lift via body-language, and progressively hear the stress in their voices diminish by the words they choose when communicating throughout the arrangement process.”
People choose to commemorate the life of loved ones, and grieve in many different ways. Dealing with grief is never easy, but Michael believes that funerals play an important role in the grieving process.
“Like many events, such as a wedding, birthday, or an anniversary, a commemorative event, even in its most simplistic state, satisfies the basic human need to ritualize death – an important initial step in the process of mourning. Mourning, by way of a ritual, grants survivor family and friends a time to support each other, to share memories, and an opportunity for them to celebrate the survivor’s life or the life of another, and to come into alignment with the separation.”
Michael acknowledges that there is no one-way approach to funeral services. In order to respectfully engage with his clients, Michael needs to take several additional factors into account.
“We provide answers and options few others may offer. It’s important to acknowledge any religious factors that come into play. We remain elastic to respect all faiths, customs, traditions and lifestyles. We also must consider economics. In today’s market, many people feel that their loved one really would not want them to spend an average of $7,500 on a funeral when on the other hand, cremation can range from $800-$1,200. Perhaps the most important factor is understanding our client’s desire for a wide range of memorialization options that uniquely commemorate a loved one from keepsake jewelry and urns, to placement in a columbarium or cemetery, to lawful scattering at locations meaningful to the decedent. New choices for final disposition have entered the market such as green burials that offer a natural solution of all biodegradable elements and the introduction of kit caskets that are available online – so those are now factors too.”
Michael believes that the funeral industry needs to change in order to adapt to changing times where communication needs to be as streamlined as possible, so one year ago he decided to take Fond Remembrances online.
“Too often the industry mandates respondents to travel to their facility to make arrangements. No one relishes the inevitable trip to a local mortuary to discuss the making of funeral arrangements before or after a death occurs. The experience of meeting with an undertaker when the death of a loved one has occurred requires the recall and recording of information needed for the director to complete the necessary forms and legal documents and requires answers to many decisions.”
“I wanted to change all of that by introducing a new approach when seeking funeral final-need arrangements. We developed an efficient and effective process for online funeral arranging. It allows those who seek this need, both before and at the time of need, to do so in a way that enables them to determine for their self, in a private and respectful way that which they feel be most appropriate to commemorate the life of a loved one.”
“All arrangements can be done online in the privacy of the client’s home, without any sales pitch or having to step foot into a funeral home. Since our overhead expenditures are minimal, we can offer quality service the client expects at affordable prices.”
As Fond Remembrances began to grow, Michael was brought to Yondo via a recommendation from Weebly.
“I am just getting started with Yondo, I like the ease of posting an upcoming webinar, and the count-down the posting provides when accepting the invitation to join.”
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There is no right way to grieve. We can look to three simple patterns of grief to recognize how we might mourn; notably, an intuitive griever feels their grief and expresses their emotions openly as they grieve. Secondly, an Instrumental griever thinks and remembers as they grieve and express grief by doing something related to the loss. And thirdly, a dissonant griever experiences grief in a specific way but does not feel free to express it openly. Grieving is personal and when we experience the pain of grieving; we know we have a direct indication that we have begun the mourning process. To learn more about the grieving process, contact Fond Remembrance or catch one of our Webinar’s on the subject.
There is no right way to grieve, and the bereavement experience is different for all of us. For some, it may be the creation of a public event designed to signify, in a social context, that someone dear to us has passed. Or, perhaps we gather with family and friends to share stories over a simple dinner. Others may simply seek solace by going to a very private place in nature and sitting quietly while experiencing the solemn perfection of the natural surroundings. It is important to know that it is all okay. Our response to death is personal, and I encourage you to know that when death occurs, all that fettered the life of our loved one is gone, and all that we love in them lives on.
I encourage you to take the time to think about how others will recall your legacy and allow yourself the opportunity to share your thoughts with others?
Perhaps you have had the experience of meeting with a funeral director when the death of a loved one has occurred. If so you may remember the many decisions you made and information you provided for the director to complete the necessary forms and legal documents. When I meet with people who have never experienced the process, they often feel unprepared and sometimes overwhelmed by the ordeal.
Creating a plan in advance helps. The data is exchanged and recorded so that it can be available when needed, including choices you make regarding the type of tribute you feel best resembles the way you want others to remember you. For some, it can be as basic as cremation and scattering of the cremated remains privately in nature. For others, it may involve the construction of a meaningful tribute that conveys the sentiment of a message that you want to share. People who pre-arrange tell us it is important to them because they what to lessen the burden of those left behind from wondering if they are doing the appropriate thing. Peace of mind and love for their family motivate their completion of the task.
Creating a well-written advance plan is what makes Fond Remembrance a tremendous value, as the plan most importantly enables your wishes to be known, down to the last detail by your design. It is a valuable and insightful asset and is one of the kindest gifts you can give your family or those that survive you. It is with the complete understanding that making these same decisions during an immediate loss may be difficult and overwhelming to some because the grieving process has already begun. While making such decisions is difficult at any time, planning in advance for the death of a loved one can relieve you of that responsibility at the time of death, when you may be emotionally vulnerable.