When a loved one dies, it is commonplace that after the initial shock and subsequent furore of the funeral, the truly difficult time is when life returns to normal and there is a hole in the routine where once there was a living, breathing person.
Fidel Castro, the communist leader and freedom fighter who seized power by vanquishing the incumbent Cuban leader, Fulgencio Batista, passed away on Friday.
When asked, the vast majority of people answer that they want a funeral ‘without any fuss’.
People often expect large national companies to be cheaper than small businesses.
Purchasing a funeral plan means facing your own mortality and planning ahead.
Humanist funerals are a rising phenomenon. Provided by an increasing number of practicing celebrants, these bespoke ceremonies mirror the life of the deceased.
Ruby Pearl Marshall died on 12 May, aged 78. She would never have imagined the sheer scale of her funeral procession.
Burglars broke into a family-run York funeral directors and stole jewellery from the deceased last month.
Few people realise the full cost of a funeral, so it often comes as a surprise when a loved one dies unexpectedly or without funeral cover in place and suddenly they are left to find the money.
It seems every publication has its own list of funeral songs, often featuring featuring Frank Sinatra's My Way and Monty Python's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life in the top five.
Environmentally friendly funerals are becoming increasingly popular in the UK.
This week we take a look at some of the most unusual funeral and memorial traditions from around the world that are still practiced today.