Web sites relating to dying and funerals
For inspiration and advice, training in funeral celebrancy and funeral arranging, natural coffins and urns
For training and the Dead Good Guide to funerals and baby naming
Books, Poems and Music
We Need to Talk About the Funeral by Jane Morrell & Simon Smith, Accent Press, 2007.
A clear and comprehensive guide to planning the kind of funeral you want, from finding a funeral director to decorating the chapel. You can download a PDF version of this here.
A ‘consumer guide’ to the practical aspects of organising a funeral
The Long Pale Corridor: Contemporary Poems of Bereavement, ed. Judi Benson. Bloodaxe Books 1996
Do Not Go Gentle: Poems for Funerals ed. Neil Astley. Bloodaxe Books 2003.
Some commonly used poems
Suggested music for funerals
Organising the funeral
For online memorials – with words, pictures, music and even video. You can allow others to contribute and share memories with each other. It is free and, having investigated a number of such sites, is recommended by green fuse