The Good Funeral Guide Everything you need to know -- Everything you need to do

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-22
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Author Biography

Charles Cowling is a trained funeral celebrant, committed to empowering families to let their people go with peace, dignity and love. He also trains funeral celebrants and reviews schools for The Good Schools Guide.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
What's in this guide?p. 1
Take your timep. 4
Take chargep. 6
Take stockp. 12
Why do we have funerals?p. 19
What is a green funeral?p. 24
Burial or cremation?p. 31
Cremationp. 33
Burialp. 39
Decision time - burial or cremation?p. 42
What happens when we die?p. 43
Caring for the body - why would you want to?p. 45
Caring for the body - what needs to be done?p. 48
Caring for the body - doing it all yourselfp. 52
Embalmingp. 57
Going to see someone who has diedp. 65
Decision time - caring for the bodyp. 67
Style your funeralp. 68
The crematorium and other funeral venuesp. 77
Who will lead the funeral ceremony?p. 81
A life-centred funeralp. 92
Do it your wayp. 94
Can a funeral be fun?p. 96
Set your goalsp. 98
Choose your ingredientsp. 100
Create a sense of occasionp. 109
Who will be the host?p. 112
Decision time - celebrant and ceremonyp. 115
Construct the ceremonyp. 117
Tribute-writing tipsp. 121
Funeral foodp. 123
Funeral directors - what are they like and what do they know?p. 124
Should funeral directors be regulated?p. 134
Funeral directors - what do they do?p. 136
Funeral directors - what do they cost?p. 139
Funeral directors - telling them apartp. 150
Funeral directors - find out who's out therep. 155
Decision time - buy only what you wantp. 158
101 coffins and a shroudp. 164
Final rides - hearsesp. 170
Marking the spot - memorialsp. 173
What to do with the ashes?p. 179
What does dying feel like?p. 181
Planning your own death and funeralp. 183
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