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kansas_lady51

  78 months ago

What do you do if you cannot attend a relatives funeral?
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I have lost 4 close relatives in the last 6 months and I am unable to attend their funeral because of my health. My family knows about my health and does not expect me to be at the funerals. When I hear about their deaths I say a prayer for their souls and for those they left behind.
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judyge

  77 months ago
So sorry to hear that you have lost four relatives in such a short period. If I can't get to a funeral then I usually send flowers or donate to a charity if that is preferred.
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brigitte hurford

  77 months ago
Firstly, condolences to you on you loss ....I think funerals are a memorial - a way for family and friends to remember and think about the person - I think sitting quietly and thinking about the person in your own way .... in another location is equally valid -
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biscuit14

  77 months ago
If I can't attend a relative's funeral it doesn't concern me at all. The person's dead so they aren'r going to be wanting flowers and you can meet up with friends and relatives at a later date and talk about the one who's dead
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karencampbell61133

  77 months ago
A lot of my family lives 3000 miles away. My sister in law passed away just before my father. I was unable to attend but my sisters and father sent a very nice flower arrangement for the service and spoke with my brother and neice. Also, I went to see my brother a few months latter and went to her grave site. All you need to do is call or send a card or letter of condolence and they will know your heart and prays or with them. I think this does easy their pain knowing someone else cares as much as they do.
Try to stay in touch once a month and give them a chance to talk or write a letter. Showing care and concern is all you need to do.
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LindaOH

  77 months ago
If you can afford it, send flowers or contribute to the charity that they specify in their name...If you can't do that, send a card. I'm sure they'll understand.
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KiltedWarrior

  77 months ago
Only once have I not ben able to attend and that was my nephews funeralu in Australia and it wasn't really practical to attend in person. I sent flowers and spoke to my brother on the phone during the trying time for him. Its not easy not being able to share their grief in person
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Vercetti2021

  78 months ago
If i can't there either to far away or i'm sick. In that case i send flowers and my blessing.
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crazii6eautiful

  78 months ago
my dad just passed away. His mom was unable to make it to the funreal because of her health. we took a plan all the way across the world just to have a memorial survice with her and the other children. It was easier that way because he was creamated and was able to fly on the plane with us. we had a funeral for his family down here then we had one for his family all the way over there.
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2rallan

  78 months ago
I am sorry for your losses. What I have done in the past, is send a plant to the family home that they can enjoy and which can live on in the name of the deceased.
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sally_lycke@hotmail.com

  78 months ago
I send the biggest, most beautiful flowers I can afford.
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