Thanks to Dorothy Paddon for this week’s blog about online funeral services.
Recently two people I cared about – a cousin, and a friend – both died in USA.
I’m not usually a fan of the American way of doing things – but I was impressed by the on-line facilities two funeral companies, in different states, made available, making it easy for distant mourners to contribute.
I Googled the names of my friend and cousin and discovered to my delight that I could write a tribute for each person and a message to their families – and also send flowers on line (a good choice and quite reasonably priced).
Had I been over there, I could also have arranged a venue for a gathering after the funeral.
It was great to be able access these online funeral services and to read other tributes and messages online for both.
I wondered if such a service existed among British funeral directors.
(And she found Final Fling.)
It certainly makes things easier for the world-wide networks that so many of us are part of nowadays – and to me felt the very opposite of impersonal – rather brought us closer together at a time of loss.
Online funeral services Fling style
So remember, these are some of the things Dorothy might like that you can do using Final Fling:
- you can share your funeral wishes with your nearest and dearest
- you can post a Tribute to someone
- you can post a Notice that someone has died or share updates on funeral arrangements with your private network
- you can browse the Marketplace for webcasting, video and other support that means you enables us to broadcast online funeral services.
If you provide interesting and developing funeral services – online or locally, get in touch. You should join our Marketplace so people like Dorothy can find you.