What is a Ceremonial Funeral?
Love her or hate her, it is undeniable that as in life, so in death Margaret Thatcher evoked a plethora of emotions from devotion and admiration expressed in a copious outpouring of tributes from world leaders to open abhorrence that culminated in gatherings of street celebrations.
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With the spreading of Christianity, cremation was rejected as a pagan ritual and for many centuries, burial was the only option available for funerals in the western world. It was not until 1874 that a secular organisation calling themselves the Cremation Society, emerged in London to campaign for cremation based mainly on the grounds of hygiene and cost.
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Since the dawn of civilisation man has sought ways of defying death and at the very least leaving behind some legacy to be remembered by. Consider the Pharaohs and their investment in the afterlife; driven by religious beliefs telling them that they were the incarnation of gods, they felt the need to build monuments grandiose enough to match their egos.
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The first funeral I ever attended was my Gran’s. Despite being just 5’ 1” she was a feisty woman who liked to get her own way and attended church each Sunday. She had a very sweet tooth, liked Coronation Street and wore pink lipstick on special occasions. She credited her good health to lots of salt(!), laughter, and the odd glass of sherry.
Paying for your Funeral
“I have always been a pragmatist and have always been content with a no-frills approach to life. So why should my attitude to death be any different? When my time comes, just put me into a cardboard box and fire up the cremation furnace, and while we’re at it, why should I or my family pay for it? I've paid taxes all my life so the very least the council can do is pay for my no-frills funeral. Besides when I’m gone, well I’m gone, what do I care what happens.”
Relieve the Pressure with a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan
It’s often the case, when someone close has passed away, you begin to realise how difficult it is to plan a funeral on such short notice. The stress of choosing a coffin, flowers and music, not to mention the difficulty in choosing a reliable and professional funeral director, can be a tough process. Many of us have been in exactly that situation; grieving over the loss of a loved one while having the responsibility of organising funeral arrangements.