WRITING your own obituary is becoming more popular, with funny, poignant and moving examples going viral online, and Netflix comedy ‘The Last Word’ becoming a streaming success, what would you say at your funeral?
One example was from Emily DeBrayda Phillips, a teacher from Florida who died from pancreatic cancer is as equally funny as it is moving, she wrote –
“It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away,” wrote the teacher from Florida. “Everyone told me it would happen one day but that’s simply not something I wanted to hear, much less experience. Once again I didn’t get things my way!”
But ultimately, Emily’s message is one of hope and happiness, “I’ll leave you with this…please don’t cry because I’m gone; instead, be happy that I was here. (Or maybe you can cry a little bit. After all, I have passed away). Today I am happy and I am dancing. Probably naked. Love you forever.”
Another shared by Walter George Bruhl Juniors grandson after the funeral is a great example of how to remind people of your personality, Walter wrote –
“Walt was preceded in death by his tonsils and adenoids in 1935, a spinal disc in 1974, a large piece of his thyroid gland in 1988, and his prostate on March 27th 2000.”
“Cremation will take place at the family’s convenience and his ashes will be kept in an urn until they get tired of having it around. What’s a Grecian Urn? Oh, about 200 drachmas a week.”
“Instead of flowers, Walt would hope that you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for some poor unfortunate soul in his name.”
Having the final say at your funeral is something you should seriously consider, Golden Leaves Funeral plan experts are waiting to help you organise your last wishes and the team have the expertise to make your farewell to loved ones as personal as you wish to make it.