Stories from: Conquest Theatre, Bromyard

 

Stuffed to the Gunnels

One great story from an attendee of a Death Cafe – her aunt had always said – if you get

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Didn’t Feel Empowered

Even though I have facilitated a Death Cafe for four years and learnt so much while I cared for my

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Bin Lorry

A friend’s father said when he died they could put him in a bin bag and leave him out with

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Anglican Priest

I totally agree with you about reclaiming the funeral process from the undertakers and orthodoxy of doing the right thing.

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Rules and Regulations

We scattered our mum and dad’s ashes in the local church yard where they got married as was their wish,

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Kept His Wish

The fear of death is twofold: the unknown and not wanting to be there when it happens. The loss is

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Entirely Appropriate

My father was a merchant marine engineer born in Hull (1895). We went to scatter his ashes at the centre

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Woollen Coffin

Lilian always felt cold so we chose a woollen coffin for her to be “cosy” in.

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Bootfulls of Ashes

My mum and dad were climbers. When Mum died in 1985 she requested her ashes be scattered from Stanage Edge

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No Drama

With an Advance Care Plan, a DNACPR and Power of Attorney in place, I had to be firm with the

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Mostly in Silence

We went to the funeral of an uncle – it was in a field quite a walk (three miles) from

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At Last!

Dad, a fifth generation family funeral director, made no reference in his will or any other documentation to his death,

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Began to Accept

A man devoted to his wife, his second marriage and an acrimonious relationships with her kids. She was dying and

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Unable to Intercept

People assume professionals are always confident in any situation. Not so. I had a lady expire suddenly so we took

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Into His Soup

Working in a dementia unit we had a gentleman collapse at tea time and fall face down dead into his

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