Q: Can an executor make changes to a pre-arrangement?

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When the executor comes in, if there are some changes to those prearrangements that they would like to make, uh, yes, they can make changes.

What can’t be changed, uh – at least under law in BC – would be your stated, uh, preference for disposition, that being either burial or cremation. Um, on the other hand, by way of a court order, if you were able to demonstrate hardship, um, that really would be the only way to make that change.

The whole point of a prearrangement is that you have given the outline, the framework of what you deem to be responsible. You have said to them, “I believe in burial or cremation. I would like to have myself memorialized at this location. Uh, here’s what I think would be a nice venue for a service.” A lot of the intricate parts inside – it should be up to the children. That is how they engage in the experience.

We always encourage and element of flexibility, um, allowing for fine-tuning to the at-need circumstances.