What makes a “good” funeral?
What makes a ‘good’ funeral? I mentioned ‘good’ funerals earlier on. Whether for a baby, a middle-aged man or an elder, ‘good’ funerals have some elements in common:
- They are ‘true’ to the deceased, in the words used and the use of symbols and rituals.
- They are a length that works for the family, friends & community
- They acknowledge the range of feelings and emotions present
- Like a good story they provide a beginning, a middle and an end, a pathway of ‘marking’ that life
Some of the practicalities to consider:
I suggest you have a read of Te Hokinga ā Wairua – End of Life Service, This is a public site with two key functions:
- Someone’s died and I need information. Find information about what to do, and services that might be available to you, following the death of a loved one.
- I want to plan and share my wishes and information. Find information to help you create and share a personalised plan of what you want to happen when you die.