When Someone Dies
When a loved one dies, you are in a state of shock, not knowing what to do. This section gives calm advice when needed most. Topics include the role of the funeral director, registering a death, dealing with a death abroad, bereavement, coming to terms with death and inquests and the coroner.
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- Time doesn’t heals all wounds
Grief specialist Kristie West says that it's not time that heals the grief but what you do with the time following the bereavement.
- Strange ways to die
Death is sad; death is tragic. But it can also be so ridiculous it is almost funny.
- Getting through each painful day
Kristie West gives her five tips on how to cope with the grief ridden days immediately following the loss of a loved one.
- Registering a death - need to know
Twelve facts you should know when registering the death.
- A model eulogy from Robert Harris
Why Robert Harris's eulogy to Anthony Howard is such a good example of how to write and give a fitting tribute.
- Epitaph - your last words
Write your own epitaph...make it short, funny, original and honest. If you leave it to others, it might not be any of these, and who wants a bad epitaph?
- Choosing a funeral director
The stress of dealing with a death is lifted by appointing a funeral director who will guide you through the complexities of the arrangements.
- Funeral planning checklist
Why you should use the My Last Song checklist when you commission the funeral director to organise the funeral arrangements.
- Paying for the funeral
Advice on paying for a funeral, and getting the best value for money at a time of stress and anxiety.
- Funeral costs
A breakdown of the cost headings that a funeral entails, and advice on what you can do yourself to reduce the funeral cost.