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When Someone is Beginning Their Dying Process

There are certain signs when illness or old age has tipped into a preparation for death. Physical changes These changes are part of the ageing process....

Direct Cremation: Less Popular Since Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have prompted consumers to reconsider ‘no fuss funerals’, according to new research by leading independent funeral plan provider, Golden Leaves.The...

Funeral Limousines I Have Driven

The first funeral limousine I drove in 1977 was an Austin Princess for Trueloves, the funeral directors near my home in Sutton, Surrey .I...

Churches Reopen for Funerals

Never in my long career in funerals have I witnessed such significant restrictions on the way we say goodbye to our loved ones as...

Funerals 1970’s and Now

My old guvnor when I started in 1977 as a chauffeur/bearer said something that was true then and hasn’t changed. ‘Harry, when you do...

What Actually Is a Good Funeral?

I’m often asked this question when I tell people what I do. And my answer is generally along the lines of “it’s whatever works...

Rants – Glitter and Funerals

It’s six months now since I wrote my last piece for Farewell Magazine and what a six months for our sector it has been....

The Four Levels of Isolation Grief that we’re Facing due to COVID-19

When I started my nursing career back in 2001, I was a mature student – and yet I felt far from mature when faced...

Is it Okay to Smile at a Funeral?

My grandfather died two weeks ago.He had been sick for the past few years but it was still a bit of a shock. My...

Viking Funerals and Burial History

Have you ever though how wonderful it would be to have your ashes sent off to sea on a lake in a Viking ship? Most...

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