Celebration of life

Farewell Magazine, the Uk's number 1 funeral planning guide

 I was in my local post office / shop the other day and saw this publication on the shelf.

Initially I was surprised that someone would publish a magazine about death and funerals.

I think most of us have a problem talking about death , not wanting to think about it which is understandable. I have always maintained I am not afraid of dying I am afraid of being left alone.

However on reflection most people like to feel they have a sense of control over their lives and why not be aware of the options available for the end of life, whenever that may be. You would not let some one else plan your wedding so why your funeral.

“Farewell magazine” launched in January 2013 and is a quarterly publication. It is the brain child of Sue White

 who was prompted by the lack of information and options with palliative care, funeral planning and memorial ideas wrapped around a recent death of her father back in August 2011 So in August 2012 began the development of a unique “One Stop Shop” in a NEW title that launches Jan 2013 that would bridge this gap.

The magazine itself has a quality feel to it and contains useful information and  both touching and fascinating articles which I will share on Caron Cares over the course of time.

It does focus on death and dying but with a positivity and the emphasis that funerals are a celebration of life. I have just read the article on woodland burials and had never known they were available.

I love the idea of being laid to rest in a place of beauty and in an way that is friendly to the environment too. To visit their website and learn more click here


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.


  1. Many thanks for taking the time to leave such an interesting comment Pamela. It is lovely that through your work not only do you not fear death but that you can also help others not to also. Please help me spread the word about Caron Cares and again many thanks for your interest.

  2. In my line of work as a Spiritual medium and Reiki healer I am working with people the majority of the time who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Never does anyone come through from the other side unhappy, in fact they all celebrate the life that they had here on earth and express gratitude for the love and the memories that they have experienced. When we are giving proof of the afterlife not only does it bring us comfort in the knowledge that our loved ones are fine and happy, it also brings peace of mind for many knowing that when they pass….there is more, they are able to still see, hear and connect with those left behind. Spirit tell me so often that instead of having the book of life we have the book of lives and that we will meet again with those in our soul groups to live together again and share in lessons, experiences and love. I have no fear of death now knowing what happens once we leave our bodies here and it is wonderful to be able to give others proof of the afterlife helping to allay their fears.

  3. Hi Diane,
    Many thanks for your message.
    No I had not heard of the Death Cafe Movement and I shall go and learn more about it. Thanks for alerting me to it. Sharing is Caring.
    Best wishes
    Ps Farewell magazine will have a write up about Caron Cares in the future. Shame its not “HELLO” but getting old is not sexy !!!

  4. Excellent idea – we need to become more comfortable in talking about death (and accepting it), but celebrating life too. Taking this one step further, have you heard of the Death Cafe Movement? http://www.deathcafe.com/p/what-is-death-cafe.html
    It started out in the USA, but is a movement that is gaining ground here and like the Farewell magazine, it encourages people to consider and discuss death in a positive way.

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