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Everything you need to know about planning your last wishes – includes work book section to easily fill in the blanks.

Linda wrote “Farewell Planning with Love – Protecting Those We Leave Behind” to provide a frankly captivating, easy to understand set of guidelines and definitions for virtually everything related to end of life planning, from funeral and cemetery arrangements to an extensive library of informational templates to be completed in advance of death which makes this book so unique. Not only do you learn in detail everything you need to know about planning your last wishes but the work book section allows you to fill in the blanks on the sections that pertain to your specific needs. Be sure to let someone know where your book of final wishes is. Make sure not to keep it in a safe deposit box or it may not be found in a timely manner.
Best Wishes,
Linda McDonald

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Increasing numbers of Baby Boomers are changing the death process by demanding  cremation over burial, even demanding “green” caskets made with biodegradable materials. It’s all about the attitude when it comes to the funeral service consumer today, marking a major departure from the dour end-of-life ceremonies of yore.

Yet one thing remains the bane of anyone confronted by incapacitation or death of a friend or loved one: the seemingly hopeless, emotionally charged turmoil of making last minute funeral arrangements.

After witnessing the tragically mishandled end-of-life planning and funeral preparations of others, author Linda McDonald saw the need to give consumers, funeral home directors, non-profit organizations, insurance carriers, elder law attorneys and hospice-care professionals a detailed, practical guide for end of life planning.

As an expert in business start-up, administration and psychology, Linda wrote Saying Farewell With Love, Protecting Those We Leave Behind to give people in those markets a frankly captivating, easy to understand set of guidelines and definitions for virtually everything related to end of life planning, from funeral and cemetery arrangements to an extensive library of informational templates to be completed in advance of death – all of which become absolutely critical when the time comes. This kind of advanced preparation will also help ease the process of “final event planning” and estate settlement for a wide range of professionals in many cooperating industries.

Bottom line: it’s a life-saving tool for survivors, who will otherwise be emotionally taxed to the limit without the knowledge and planning expertise in this concise, easily understood little gem of a book. 

It was a distinct pleasure to host Mrs. Linda McDonald and her four part lecture series which included a segment on “Final Expenses”.   As a funeral professional, I cannot express the importance of planning ahead for families and individuals.  The financial and emotional burden a family is faced with at the most difficult time in their lives can only be softened when forethought and pre-planning is given to their loved one’s wishes.

The seminars were very well attended and received.  Mrs. McDonald is an amazing and informative resource to our community.

As follow up to our initial success in working with Mrs. McDonald, we recently hosted a book signing event for the release of her new book, Saying Goodbye with Love.  It was an exciting event for our Funeral Home and again, another opportunity for the community to directly interact with Mrs. McDonald.  Media coverage was exceptional which also benefited our company. 

Mrs. McDonald has become part of our family at Palms-Robarts and we look forward to any opportunity to integrate her knowledge in our community outreach programs.

Deborah Bayer, Office Manager, Palms-Robarts Funeral Home and Memorial Park

It was a distinct pleasure to host Mrs. Linda McDonald and her four part lecture series which included a segment on “Final Expenses”.   As a funeral professional, I cannot express the importance of planning ahead for families and individuals.  The financial and emotional burden a family is faced with at the most difficult time in their lives can only be softened when forethought and pre-planning is given to their loved one’s wishes.

The seminars were very well attended and received.  Mrs. McDonald is an amazing and informative resource to our community.

As follow up to our initial success in working with Mrs. McDonald, we recently hosted a book signing event for the release of her new book, Saying Goodbye with Love.  It was an exciting event for our Funeral Home and again, another opportunity for the community to directly interact with Mrs. McDonald.  Media coverage was exceptional which also benefited our company. 

Mrs. McDonald has become part of our family at Palms-Robarts and we look forward to any opportunity to integrate her knowledge in our community outreach programs.

Deborah Bayer
Office Manager, Palms-Robarts Funeral Home and Memorial Park

Paperback $12.95