Yesterday, Tuesday the 4th, was the funeral of my Nana. She died on Tuesday the 26th of Feb just weeks shy of her 100th Birthday. Today was I suppose what they call a humanitarian funeral, more of a celebration of her life as opposed to prayers and hymns. A short service in which family and friends heard a bit about my Nana's long life from her birth in 1909 and through the 2 World Wars to the advent of TV and Man Landing on the Moon etc... with a small pause for anyone wishing to say a silent prayer.
When I think of my Nana she's always seemed to be old to me, from being a toddler there's always been this white haired lady, it was nice to think about the great times we had as a family going on Holiday with her to the family Caravan in Whitby and my Nana and Grandad staying over at Christmas in the 70's. The funeral was a chance to see old faces of family and friends some of whom I haven't seen for years, and the get together afterwards with plenty of stories about family and my Nana.
Goodbye Nana you will be greatly missed by all !!