Post by steve hague Post by Chris McMillan
Mum passed away early yesterday quietly in her sleep. Now for the
interesting (FSVO) experiences of planning a funeral that was already
planned for Covid times.
Commiserations Chris. It sounds like she departed the best way possible
Yes, she was resisting everything right to the end. Somehow though people
could see it only the dementia and the carers she had at home and in care
are genuinely sad. The home carers want to come to the memorial, they
don’t think they’d have half an hour to watch over the net.
So far I’ve met my old nemesis the council web site who believes only
residents use it so I haven’t registered the death yet. One phone call two
problems solved (I hope). Then there’s the coffin accepted on a plan in
2001 not recognised today, the offers are stuck inside the funeral home’s
dead computer system. Not forgetting the small problem changing the family
grave rights from dad, no idea why not my mum, to me. Can’t be done till
And as for the funeral! Can and will be streamed live at a small cost.
Most of my chosen as likely to attend are too far away, too old or working
with no choice of time off. At least I get my vicar of choice and I
already have the service sheet. Oh, and I can have an organist, no canned
organ and voices, *thank you*.
Let’s see what Monday brings!