but my friend Bernadette's funeral was lovely!
Being an Irish Catholic, and of the old school, her family arranged for Bernadette to spend the night before her funeral in her own home. Bernadette was taken to church by a horse-drawn carriage, which is something she had expressed a wish to have for her funeral. The photograph below is the actual carriage as it arrived to convey Bernadette to the church for the Requiem Mass,
followed by three limosines. The floral tributes from family and friends were magnificent. The service at the church was followed by a commital for cremation at the local crematorium, then a buffet at a local restaurant for family and friends to celebrate her life. Her family gave her a wonderful send-off, I know that Bernadette would have been watching and enjoying going out in style and to top it all the weather was absolutely beautiful for her last trip.
God bless you Bernadette, you will never be forgotten.