Funerals allow family, friends and others to pay their respects to the person who has died. They play a big part in helping people:
- express their grief
- acknowledge the death of someone
- celebrate their life
- say goodbye.
Many people die without making any plans for their funeral. For family or close friends who are left behind, arranging a funeral can be a stressful time. They may not know exactly what type of funeral service the person wanted.
If you tell your family or friends what you want or write it down, your funeral is much more likely to follow your wishes. It may also be one less thing for your family or friends to worry about.