Grave business: The rise of alternative funeral


When Rosie Grant’s mother died following a terminal illness, she fulfilled her mum’s wish to have a personal and unique funeral.

Rather than choose a typical Victorian-style service offered by many traditional undertakers, Ms Grant and her brother arranged for the ceremony to be held in a thatched barn, followed by a woodland burial, with a tree planted on top of the grave.

“It wasn’t the slickest funeral ever, but it was lovely, and so many people contributed in different ways,” says Ms Grant.

The event also sparked a light-bulb moment for the 46-year-old, who decided she wanted to enter the industry, to help other people looking for more unusual, eco-friendly, or bespoke, funerals.

“It started off as an interest for me,” she says. “I wanted to help families create their own farewell rituals.”

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Source Credits: Suzanne Bearne in BBC. The photo above is a depiction of Marilyn Monroe’s funeral.

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