My dad died last Weds and I had his funeral today. It was so very sad that only one person, a former neighbour, came to send him off. My dad only has me as there is no other family. My mum, his ex wife, looked after my one year old for me. Three people who said they were coming didn't show. The minister directed the whole service directly to me and stood in front of me rather than speaking to an empty hall. He did a lovely job but speaking about my dads former job and his life was exactly what I had told him and I was hoping it would be heard by others. Nothing was a surprise as obviously they were my little stories being relayed back to me. What a horrible send off. My dad gave generously to a few people in his last years (hopefully intentional but you never know with Alzheimers if he really knew what he was doing). Several benefitted financially but never showed today.