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  From the soundtrack to the film. Perfect for a committal. Big hat tip to Phoebe Hoare
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Gianni Agnelli’s funeral   As scion of the Fiat family, Gianni Agnelli was both a multi-millionaire and one of Italy’s most influential figures, and among the men least likely to accept being relegated to the sidelines. His best friend was Stavros Niarchos, the shipping tycoon known as “the Golden Greek”.
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  Another controversial post by Richard Rawlinson   When religion is broached here in relation to secular funerals, I observe a few commentators opining the fact religion in this context tends to be referring to Judeo-Christian monotheism rather than wider discussion of faiths from New Age sects to Buddhism and
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   A good sendoff song in a bad economy.    Fear the hearts of men are failing These our latter days we know The great depression now is spreading God’s word declared it would be so I’m going where there’s no depression To a better land that’s free from care
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  For many, working with corpses is a job reserved for the very brave, or very desperate, as a last resort when there are no other jobs available.   Source      
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  The family of Bailey Massey, who died aged nine months, accompanies his body to his funeral dressed as his favourite cartoon characters.    Source
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    Posted by Lyra Mollington   Not long after I had decided on a burial shroud made of wool, lo and behold, up pops a woollen coffin – at the funeral of an elderly lady who loved knitting!  I have to confess that, yet again, I did not know
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  Another great farewell song from Phoebe Hoare. Thanks, Phoebe.    When you left me this mornin’, you taken my heart away, When you left me this mornin’, you taken my heart away, That’s allright baby, you will come back home someday How long, baby, how long, how long How
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  Dead Dog, Don’t Bit Me Ltd is a hot dog stand in San Jose, California. Yes, it’s a converted coffin.  And it travels around in an old hearse.        Source
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The sage doctor who stood at the bedside as I held my dying grandmother said, “We seem to die one organ at a time.” I, however, have come to believe that we are too focused on the failing of the organs to rightly perceive the dying of the person. Death