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Death, Funerals and Bereavement in later life

This section of the laterlife site deals with those events we unfortunately increasingly face in later life whether related to friends, relatives or ourselves.

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Bereavement and sources of help

funeralcare-eulogy.jpg (6217 bytes)Funerals - provided by Co-operative Funeralcare. The information accessible on and via the Funeralcare pages covers:

  • What to do when someone dies
  • Registering the death
  • Arranging a funeral whether it be burial or cremation
  • Writing a eulogy
  • After the funeral
  • Funeral pre-payment
  • Green and Woodland Burials


Funeralcare is the UKs leading funeral director with over 600 branches throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Many of these branches are well established local funeral directors who have become part of the Co-operative group.

You can also obtain some enormously helpful guides free from Funeralcare covering:

Your guide to funeral care - things you need to know when arranging a funeral
Well chosen words - how to write a eulogy
As well as details of the Funeralcare pre-payment plan if you want to plan your own funeral and ensure your own funeral costs are covered.

View the Funeralcare pages





Macmillan Cancer Relief provides the expert care and emotional support that makes a real difference to people living with cancer.


Hintongate.jpg (12059 bytes)A recent survey found that 80% of people questioned wanted funerals that celebrated life rather than marking death.

Read our article about woodland burials featuring Hinton Park Woodland Burials .

Also visit and for more information.

Plus read about eco-coffins.


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