Dying Matters Awareness Week

Posted on May 12, 2014 by Judy | Filed under: Death, Dying Matters, Funerals



This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week.  As a Celebrant, I help families to design the funeral ceremony for their loved one – but often, they have no idea where to start, as death has not been discussed.  This is often true even in cases where the person who has died had a terminal illness.   Life really is too short not to have those important conversations NOW.   Not when you are ill, not when you are old, but right now.


So how have I done on those Five Things?   Well, not too badly as it happens.  I have done 4 out of the 5.   The one I am finding difficult is the ‘End of Life Care Plan’.   Probably because I don’t want to imagine the situation arising.   But I have found a very helpful website, so I will get this done this week.  After all, I can  hardly spend time encouraging others to do this and not to it myself can I?


This is a great help in deciding what you want to happen to you in different scenarios:



And lots of useful reading on this website too.



Remember – YODO!  You Only Die Once.   Make it the way you would want it to be.