ISBN 1-55081-140-1 (hc)
5" x 7.75" / 112 pp.
Few things are as difficult to face as the death of a loved one. Sadness, shock and profound sense of loss leave bereaved family and friends ill-equipped to deal with the many preparations for a fitting funeral or memorial service. But such preparations are necessary, not only as a tribute to the decreased, but also to help survivors express their grief and celebrate the life that was lived.
Geoffery Carnell knows that arranging a funeral or memorial service and finalizing details for a burial or cremation are painful and confusing tasks for many. Now, Geoffery has called upon his considerable experience to create a frank, yet compassionate reference book for families and friends to use when arranging a funeral. Adapted from a series of articles written for a respected seniors magazine, this reference book covers every aspect of the funeral preparation, burial, cremation, and much more.
No one likes to think about funeral arrangements while the business of living occupies our minds. But, as Geoffery's experience suggests, funeral preparations are much easier when the bereaved have at least cosidered what they and the deceased may want for an appropriate last rite. This book gives readers a glimpse at the questions that must be answered eventually, and such foresight may ease the pain a little when the time for difficult decisions is at hand.