Testimonial: Funeral Service: it matters

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- Ramona Sousa


“Well, first of all, I think it’s really important to have some form of a memorial service. That’s my own personal feeling.”

“And I think that you do have to be sensitive to what the person wants. If they have said that they don’t want a service, that’s a tough situation to be in, because the service is for the living as well. It’s for the people who want to celebrate, and find closure, and say goodbye, and gather together to remember – it’s very comforting to gather together.”

“It’s so important as human beings, we are a ritual people, and I think it would be very, much more difficult to, to grieve, to carry on, to go forward if it wasn’t for a formal service.”

“Everything needs a ceremony. A graduation needs a ceremony, a birthday celebration needs a ceremony and a grief process needs a ceremony.”

“And when you get together with family and friends and you do have some type of a little gathering – even if it isn’t a big service – you are able to have that ending.”

“If we didn’t do it, it would, it would just be like, I don’t know, like we crumpled a piece of paper and threw it away.”

“It’s a very personal, very personal choice. But I would encourage people to leave that open; to leave that discussion open. And sometimes it can be a very important part of the healing as you are saying goodbye to somebody.”

“You know, daddy’s there, he is passed, we all are there in that room acknowledging that fact. We cry, we laugh, we reminisce.”

“It is something to really consider. A place and a time where you can gather and share your memories of that person and share even a laugh. And really comfort each other as you come together.”

“If you think that you can do it – alone – and that it, it’s not affecting you, ten years down the line or two years down the line, it’ll kick you in the ass – it’ll kick you in the butt – and you will wonder why you are feeling a little bit out of kilt. And you need, you definitely need that type of ceremony for closure.”