I would like to thank you again for the support and confidence you gave me to organize the funeral of my mother-in-law. The help and support you provided seems to me to be beyond ordinary praise.
As well as a thank-you to you, your staff and the whole ethos of GAYP, I would like this testimonial to be an appeal to anyone who is planning a funeral for a loved one to simply get more involved; organize as much of everything as you can..
..Why? Because it brings you closer to the deceased person, it brings you closer to the immediate family members, it gives you control, it gives you clarity, it makes you talk to each other and for me personally it has made death less scary and distant and changed into something that I am more accepting of. If nothing else it is a constructive distraction! It will also save you a considerable amount money which you can either save, give to charity, have a family party etc.
Instead of being a distant observer, choosing from a costly options list and watching people you don’t know handle the affairs someone they don’t know.. do it yourself, take advice from people like Carl Marlow, talk to the mortuary attendant yourself, talk to Crematorium staff. Everyone I came into contact with was very helpful and made the process as easy as it could be.
The first step for me was reading the ‘Do it yourself’ chapter in the Good Funeral Guide linked on the Go As You Please homepage and then getting in contact with the people at GAYP. Good luck, you won’t regret doing it.