Wake up, Pepaw!

My dad passed away in 2001, and my nephew, Brandt, was about 4 years old. He called my dad Pepaw, thought he hung the moon. He wanted to do everything Pepaw did. At the wake, my mother was sitting in a chair at the head of the casket and Brandt asked if he could get […]

Four Funerals And No Wedding

By Guest Contributor Barry Slocombe The life of a funeral celebrant is rewarding. It can also be highly challenging. Earlier this year, Celebrant Barry Slocombe found out just how challenging. He decided to share his experience with us so that we could get a peek behind the curtain and see just what life is like […]

My Mother’s Funeral

My mother was the most wonderful mother in the whole world. Her Funeral went like a magic dream and all thanks to Pauline Tweddle who is one of the Undertakers at the Co-Op Funeralcare at Mill House in North Shields. She was marvellous and is my friend and I hope she will be my undertaker […]

Laid to Rest on Her Own Acreage

A couple years back I met a group of gentle people at their favorite pub for a funeral arrangement. Wanda’s friends were stumped that I couldn’t list Wanderer as her occupation, and The Earth as the accompanying industry on her death certificate. After all, this is what she was and what she did. Her friends […]