Charles Cowling
Here are some latest extracts from my favourite obituary pages, in the Times Colonist, Canada. What I admire about the best of these is their lapidary nature, their restraint, their decorum. Above all, I admire the careful thought that has gone into epitomising the person who has died. In just a few words a
Charles Cowling
A very good programme on BBC Radio 4 about online memorialisation on Facebook, dedicated memorial websites and YouTube. Features MuchLoved‘s Jon Davies, a GFG Hero. Well worth half an hour of your time. Catch it on Listen Again — but be sure to do so within the next seven days. Click!
Charles Cowling
The Moonies, followers of that well-known oxymoron Sun Moon, want to create a one-acre natural burial ground in the village of Stanton Fitzwarren, near Swindon.  It’s not just for Moonies; the villagers are welcome, too. The villagers aren’t happy, of course. The English are not natural-born embracers of change (or
Charles Cowling
A good funeral song in its own right, especially poignant when it was played at Jennyfer Spencer’s funeral last Tuesday. Find the lyric here.