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Old 05-15-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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The dead body is no longer the person, it is but the shell which once contained the personality now gone. It is garbage and should be treated as garbage.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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I don't plan on having a funeral. Most of my family has passed-on and my few close friends live far away...The only person who could even "host" or plan a funeral for me is my younger son. And he's been battling brain tumors off and on for the past year...So a funeral is not "in the cards" for me and I'm fine and okay with it. I plan to be cremated and my younger son can have my "remains" if he wants them. (We've talked about it and he does.)...My husband and older son were cremated and I have their "remains" here with me. (They sit side by side in containers.)...My parents and other relatives were all buried in a Catholic cemetary in So CA about 300 (plus) miles away from where I live today. It was their choice to be buried.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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There won't be a funeral. I hate going to funerals and wouldn't want to make other people go to that kind of trouble. Plus, I just find the idea of them distasteful to begin with. If people want to mourn me, they can do it privately.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, CO
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Too bad when you die you no longer have a choice.

If people love you enough to want to say goodbye, you'll be splayed out regardless of your wishes.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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Then I suppose I will have to die in such a manner as to preclude all possibility of such a thing.

Of course, if they really loved me, they would respect my wishes to begin with.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: denison,tx
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So, what really does happen to your corpse if you don't want a funeral (a view that I and some here express) or any special burial/ceremonial rites?

If you make no arrangements, others just dispose of it at their own expense?
pretty much...
neither of my parents had any kind of funeral arrangements made before hand...however, my mom did give me some information about what she
wanted when she died...I(we) followed them as best we could...my brother and I foot the bill for the burial costs as no money had been
set aside beforehand...close to $6000 for a basic service...(NY)
when dad passed away, he was cremated and his ashes put in the
same plot with my mothers coffin.that still cost almost $5000,
and again we footed the bill...

because of that experience, I am planning and putting in writing
what I want done...and hopefully will leave enough money for
it to be covered...I only have one child and I don't want that
burden to fall on her...

my plan is to donate whatever organs are usable, the body to be
given to science, and whatever is left to be cremated, then tossed
to the four winds somewhere in Northeast Tn
possibly in or near the cherokee national forest.
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