Plan the right end-of life event, funeral or spiritual gathering with our online planning tool.
Faced with planning a funeral or an end of life celebration?
Don’t know where to start?
Let us give you perspective on the pieces and parts, and help you make the choices that will make this moment a serene and peaceful one.
Our easy to use planning tool walks you through the process of planning an end of life celebration or a funeral so that it can become a moment of calm.
- LIVE ON’s planning tool helps you by giving you choices, whether you’re just looking for one component or you want to research all the elements that will be part of this moment of remembrance.
- LIVE ON also gives you the ability to track your decisions so your family can breathe easy, knowing your budget is respected.
- LIVE ON is designed to make things simple for you so you can look over a host of options that are all close to where you live.
- Browse in a secure and structured platform that gives an unparalleled overview of the possible elements of any type of end of life celebration from the most casual to the most formal. We even have a check-list to make sure you don’t forget anything.
the perfect event
Get access to the widest array of vendors available so you can choose, organize and plan.
You can look up particular merchants and compare them. Which venue is easiest to get to? Which one has free parking for the guests? You can evaluate spiritual celebrants and compare them.
All in the comfort of your own home, and in a pressure free environment. LIVE ON has done all the legwork.
No need to go anywhere else.
Be smart, compare and decide what suits your family’s budget the best.
You can easily list your favorite choices, compare prices, and make sure you are getting the best value while having the event of your choosing.
LIVE ON has gathered the information for you, so you can make an educated decision.
The last thing a family that has lost a loved one needs is a surprise ending with a big bill.
Use LIVE ON’s budget planner to get a complete breakdown of the costs.
What is the total of all the products and the services you have chosen? Is there something you want to remove? Or is there something missing or wa nt to spend more on?
LIVE ON’s budget planner helps a family put the emphasis on those things that matter, without having to compromise.
Planning an end of life celebration or a funeral is often a first time event for many of us. There’s a lot to think of, and so many details to take care of.
LIVE ON offers you its user-friendly checklist, so that nothing is left behind.
Plus, we make sure you receive confirmation for all the products and services you have requested. You can even invite other family members to take on certain tasks via LIVE ON’s collaborative tool.
Come together and create the event you all imagined.
Informing all the right people is important but sometimes a chore. LIVE ON makes it easy.
Use our open guest list tool and send a quick email to invite friends and family if time is tight. You can also choose a private guest list so you can keep track of who should come.
Finally you can reach all concerned by sharing the event on social media via the easy interactive links that LIVE ON offers.
Let us help you by making things easier.
What not to forget to make a event truly unforgettable!
Music, testimonials, poems, flowers, pictures, signets…
You will find an endless selection of products and services that will help you turn an ordinary goodbye into a moment that has true meaning for you and your family.
More than an online funeral planning tool!
Organizing a funeral is a complex task. You will never really feel prepared for the final goodbye to a loved one.
LIVE ON’s planning tool helps you structure the event by addressing all the elements, in a collaborative environment.
You will have access to all the products and services you need and be able to find those that suit your budget.
Get started now and personalize the end of life event for someone you love.
You have a question?
Check the frequently asked questions below.
- We have just lost a loved one. Where should we start?
- Do I need a funeral home to plan the event?
- Who takes care of the remains if I don’t choose a funeral home?
- Is there a price difference between a burial or an incineration?
- Does the event have to be right away?
- What kind of venue should I choose for the event?
- What can I do to make the celebration a picture of the person that has passed?
The first thing to consider is the last wishes of the deceased, as you know them.
Did they want a formal burial? Or did they want to be incinerated? Once you are clear on this important question you can contact any of the funeral homes listed on our site so that the remains can be collected and incinerated, or prepared by the funeral home for burial. LIVE ON is designed for the vast majority of those that have chosen incineration, as the next questions will concern what type of event you want to have to honor the person that has passed away.
No you don’t. Many people today want something different and prefer to organize an end of life celebration on their own.
LIVE ON exists because we believe that a pre-packaged plan is not the right solution for everyone. By providing all the tools and resources to organize the event, you can create a personalized event for you and your loved ones. And respect your budget as well. However, if you prefer a more traditional approach, a funeral home might be the right choice for you.
Once someone has passed away the first choices that need to be made are around burial or incineration.
If you choose a formal burial, or want the body exposed after embalming a funeral home will be the right partner for you. But the fact is today the vast majority of people are choosing to be incinerated. Furthermore, many object to the chemical nature of the embalming process and therefore an exposed casket is becoming a thing of the past. Almost all funeral homes own a crematorium and will incinerate the body for you for a fee. This service typically
includes picking up the remains, the incineration and the paperwork related to the death certificate, which you will need. Once you have the ashes, you are free to organize the event of your choice, wherever you wish.
A formal funeral including burial costs between $6,000 to $12,000.
This varies depending on your choices such as embalming, the type of casket etc. The average funeral in Canada cost $8,000 in 2017. The cost of incineration is a fraction of this, ranging from $300-$700. This includes the transport of the remains and the incineration itself. To this must be added the price of the urn.
Not necessarily. If the body is cremated, you can have the event anytime you’d like.
However, if the body was embalmed, the event has to be held within a maximum of two weeks for obvious reasons.
For those that are religious the question is simple: it’s a church and then a place to gather after the mass and the burial.
But more and more, funerals are becoming end of life celebrations where the venue can be anything but expected. If you speak to some of the celebrants on our site you will see how different things have become. For example, the mother of a young girl who died in an accident chose to celebrate her daughter on the grassy lands of the stable where her daughter went horseback riding. She chose a celebrant because they were able to adapt the “event” to these special circumstances. Really it’s up to you and your family so that this goodbye is a moment you will remember.
This is an important question and there’s some thinking to do, to answer it well.
What was the person like? What was important to them? How would they answer the question: I felt most alive in my life when I was__________? Once you start to think about these questions the answers will become more obvious. Celebrating a life is celebrating the things that were dear to that person. And it doesn’t need to be complicated. It can be as simple as the type of music the person loved. It can be the place you all gather to remember. Of course, the memory of someone lives on through the living. So the people that you ask to speak at the event are also an important part of getting really close. Finally a celebrant, or a priest, can also make all the difference in making everyone understand the answers to the above questions, and what made this person special.
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