Funerals and Coronavirus (COVID-19)by Liz Gatherer
How to include family and friends in the bereavement process when they are unable to attend the funeral during the Coronavirus lockdown
Planning a funeral is an emotional and stressful time for all involved, planning a funeral during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown is even more challenging. I have a way for you to mourn the loss of your loved one in a beautiful and respectful manner, and to be able to include each and every person who you would have wished to be at the funeral service.
Planning a funeral during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown
Firstly, I would like to extend my condolences to you and your family, and to share my deepest sympathies with you. I have had personal experience with the difficulty and pain in planning a funeral during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and I know how difficult a time it is. I would like to offer you a special and keepsake to remember your loved one, a keepsake that you can share with all the family and friends you were intending to invite to the funeral. This personal keepsake by no means replaces the act of saying goodbye, but I believe it is possibly one of the best ways to involve all who knew your loved one.
Involving family and friends who cannot attend the funeral during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown
I would be honoured to learn about your loved one who has recently passed and create a very special booklet to celebrate their life. A booklet that lets you say everything you would have wanted to share with others at the funeral. We can include the obituary, the stories and speeches that would have been read by relatives and friends during the service. We will of course include lots of wonderful photographs of your loved one and if there are any poems, readings of song words you wold like included, we can include those too.
If you intend to ask for charitable donations rather than flowers, we can include the charity information inside this beautiful booklet that you can send to family and friends who would have attended the funeral if it were not for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.
Holding a memorial service for your loved one after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown has lifted
Due to the limited amount of people* who are currently able to attend funerals during the Coronavirus lockdown, you may wish to plan a future memorial service once the lockdown restrictions have lifted. This would be very similar to a wake. If you intend to make a date in the future where you will hold a memorial service for your loved one after the Coronavirus lockdown has lifted then we can include this intention to do so within your booklet.
*The people who are able to attend the funeral during the Coronavirus lockdown period are members of the deceased person’s household, close family members and a celebrant. For up to date information, please visit the UK Government website.
Holding funerals during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown
Please see the government website here for up to date information on holding funerals during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. We have found the articles on the Age UK website and the Marie Curie website to be extremely informative with helpful advice and practical information.
Funeral order of service for Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown
Our turnaround times are extremely quick, the process is easy and straightforward. I will provide you with digital proofs before the funeral order of service booklet is printed. The booklet I create for you will be printed to the highest quality, at a chemical free printers. The cover will be soft touch laminate, not only is this keepsake booklet a treasure to read, but it will be a pleasure to hold.
A few ideas of what we can include:
- speeches that would have been read at the funeral
- stories and fond memories from family and friends
- poems, readings or song words you would have included in the funeral service
- a link to a charity if you plan to ask for charitable donations rather than flowers
- notify friends and relatives of a memorial service you intend to hold after lockdown
- soft touch laminate cover, making this stunning booklet a pleasure not just to read, but to hold
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me: email@example.com if you would be interested in creating a beautiful funeral order of service to send to your family and friends during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown to remember and celebrate the life of your lost loved one.