Mums beautiful Funeral

Discussion in 'After dementia — dealing with loss' started by lin1, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    My mum Emm was cremated yesterday

    I could not have wished for a better send off for mum, in fact it was beautiful and only a day later have happy memories.

    Dad and I both wanred something simple dignified and not solemn and no hymns,we got all of that and more, so much so, that dad phoned the undertakers today to thank them, and aske them to tell Jeff the Vicar how wonderfull his service was, you see he made it personal to us!!!

    I will write a little about the service here

    Mum entered with, Elvis, Take my hands precious lord:):).
    a short prayer

    reading of Footprints:):)

    Jeff did the tribute, OH WOW it was so personal, it seemed he was actually there at the events he was speaking of, he was also speaking to us individually, it did my heart good to see my Dad smiling in fact grinning like the cheshire cat during the tribute.

    at the end of the service a song mum used to laugh at was played.
    The pub with no beer, by foster and allen:) and when we walked out the undertakers and Jeff quickiy coverd there smiles untill they saw we were happy:D.

    Ive been to a few funerals in my time and I can honestly say
    mums was real real beautiful!!!
     
  2. turbo

    turbo Registered User

    Aug 1, 2007
    3,851
    Hello Lin, that is such a heartwarming post. What a lovely goodbye to your Mum.

    Turbo
     
  3. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    Thats really beautiful a day that you have dreaded is now a day you can cherish
     
  4. Jo1958

    Jo1958 Registered User

    Mar 31, 2010
    3,724
    Yorkshire
    Lin, hi
    I'm so pleased to read your news, it lifts my heart to hear how well it went, good for you and all your hard work paid off.
    Kind regards, Jo
     
  5. sad nell

    sad nell Registered User

    Lin so pleased your mum had such a wonderful send off, that was so personal and uplifting for all your family, love to you all Pam
     
  6. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Lin, that's wonderful.:)

    You did your mum proud, and it was great that your dad enjoyed it too. You'll both have such happy memories of the day.

    Love,
     
  7. susiesue

    susiesue Registered User

    Mar 15, 2007
    2,607
    Herts
    So glad it went so well

    Love
     
  8. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,704
    Kent
    That`s all you need to know lin. xx
     
  9. maryw

    maryw Registered User

    Nov 16, 2008
    3,805
    Surrey
    Dear Lin, wonderful, couldn't agree more that a funeral can be beautiful xxx
     
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,709
    Female
    Dundee
    I'm so pleased that it was what you all wished for - and more! X
     
  11. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    Dear Lin,

    It was wonderful that you shared something of the funeral with us - thanks such a lot:) I could feel your love and joy emanating from the screen. I am so pleased for your dad - that he was able to smile.

    Love and a (HUG)
     
  12. serena

    serena Registered User

    Jul 17, 2010
    69
    Hampshire
    Hi Lin

    What a wonderful way to say goodbye and not solemn at all.
    My Dad's funeral was like this too and such a comfort for moving forwards...


    Love and Light, Serena
     
  13. sallyc

    sallyc Registered User

    Aug 20, 2008
    1,674
    suffolk
    Hi Lin. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I'm so glad it was such a beautiful service. A really lovely way to say Goodbye to your Mum. Take Care.
     
  14. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    Hi lin,

    Yesterdays event ('service' seems too solemn) sounds like a wonderful celebration of the wonderful person your Mum was during her whole lifetime - so much more than 'an Alzheimer's patient' during her final years.

    Congratulations to you for achieving such a joyful occasion - she would be so proud of you.
     
  15. danny

    danny Registered User

    What a lovely post Lin,I know it is difficult to talk about funerals ,you and your dad did her proud.Best wishes , Angela.
     
  16. larivy

    larivy Registered User

    Apr 19, 2009
    5,225
    essex
    so pleased it went so well Lin love larivy
     
  17. Mameeskye

    Mameeskye Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
    1,669
    NZ
    Well done for achieving a "celebration" of life. It is great to have a good memory of this time.

    (((hugs)))

    Enjoy the smiles. Your Mum would be proud of you!

    Mameeskye
     
  18. Contrary Mary

    Contrary Mary Registered User

    Jun 11, 2010
    1,895
    Greater London
    Hi Lin

    Sorry I'm late in saying how pleased I was to hear that everything went well on Monday

    All the best to you and your Dad

    Mary
    x
     

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