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  Karina Menzies, 31, died after throwing her two young daughters to safety as a van knocked down pedestrians in Cardiff. Her leopardskin coffin recognised her love of fashion. 
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  To see the coffin, click here. 
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Weeping Rat – Funeral Train from WeepingRat on Vimeo.
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  Cessation is a leading signifier of death — discontinuance, expiration, quietus.  Not, it seems, if you are a member of the House of Lords (which, the record shows, you are not, you are a commoner, so there).  Speaking after being defeated in his bid to be elected as a
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  “I suppose it’s a cliché to say you’re glad to be alive, that life is short, but to say you’re glad to be not dead requires a specific intimacy with loss that comes only with age or deep experience. One has to know not simply what dying is like,
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  What on earth is going on, we ask ourselves, at Henry Ison and Sons, Coventry?  Laurel Funerals has suspended four members of staff, including two funeral directors and a hearse driver. We have fearlessly hunted down two of the accused and… well, we wonder, we really do. They have no
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  From an article by Cassandra Yonder, home funeral guide and death midwife:  The difference between home and “traditional” funerals is subtle yet significant. When families choose to stay present to care for their loved ones in death they come to understand in a real and meaningful way that the
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in memory… from Andras Schram on Vimeo.   Andras Schram, the maker, says: 7 years ago I lost my grand father, I was unable to make it to his funeral as I was travelling. The first moment I had a chance I visited his grave. It was late fall in
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  In austerity-hit, cash-strapped Spain, body donation is up, funeral costs are down and people can no longer afford to pay the rent on family graves.  At Son Valenti cemetery, in Palma, Majorca, 6,200 grave owners have defaulted on their annual rent of €10.50 per body, forcing the local municipality
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  A fine feminist manifesto here from Grace Mutandwa in the Zimbabwe Standard: A group of my female friends are tired of being stuck in the house during funerals while their boys hang out at the shops and do fun things. The girls want to know why it is cool