Sunday End of Life Round Up: Articles Discussing Death and Dying

This week’s Sunday End of Life Round Up consists of interesting and unexpected articles and news bits from various places around the web. We encourage you to open the discussion about death and dying, grief and bereavement, and celebration of life in our comments section below, on your social media, and in-real-life as well.

This Mortician Thinks You Should Spend More Time With Corpses

Caitlyn Doughty from Wired Magazine

Caitlin Doughty, a famous mortician, discusses loss of life, grieving, wax replicas, and amateur undertaking in an interview with Wired Magazine’s Tiffany Kelly. 

How Grief Makes You Sick in Old Age

how grief makes you sick in old age

“It’s a story that’s familiar and sad, if completely romantic: one half of an elderly couple passes away, and the partner follows soon after–like this couple of 62 years who died just hours apart. Now science may explain why.”

Drive-Thru Funeral Window Lets You Mourn From Car

ABC News Drive Thru Funeral

“Some people don’t like funeral homes,” he said. “They think they’re gloomy or dark. And then you have those who are in wheelchairs. I thought a drive-thru would be a perfect place for those individuals.”

This Guy Wore A Tacky Green Dress To A Funeral

People mourn loss of life in different ways - this man wore a green dress to a funeral

“While Delaney’s dress might have made him seem out of place at first glance, the story behind it fit right in. Everyone in attendance was aware of the promise he had made to Elliot and was appropriately touched by this extreme display of friendship.”

Pure Act of Kindness by Paramedic-in-Training Leaves Grieving Family Overwhelmed With Gratitude

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) The note written to Rosemary Morgan by ambulance officer Marc Primrose, who paid a parking fine for Rosemary which she incurred while visiting her mother Doreen at the McKenna House Palliative Care Centre as a patient. Marc transported Doreen home to Woodstock, north of Melbourne, Victoria just before she died and found the ticket in the back of the patient transport vehicle and paid it for the family. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Newspix/Getty Images)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 19: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) The note written to Rosemary Morgan by ambulance officer Marc Primrose, who paid a parking fine for Rosemary which she incurred while visiting her mother Doreen at the McKenna House Palliative Care Centre as a patient. Marc transported Doreen home to Woodstock, north of Melbourne, Victoria just before she died and found the ticket in the back of the patient transport vehicle and paid it for the family. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Newspix/Getty Images)

“It was my instinct not to just let this go because someone would have ended up with late fees and I didn’t want that to happen. I’m just glad that it helped.”

 

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About Tiffany Qua

Social Media Manager Tiffany Qua, MA, specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and social media campaigns. A graduate of Columbia University and John Hopkins University, Tiffany and her husband live in NYC.

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