https://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/...7GMvx_Z8q23_-y_NzSNkOVzYIjlEKlszqSJ5mtRTnp_bs'It was the man's last request' - Funeral car goes for a wash and wax at Cobham petrol station
By Riley Krause cavemankrauseReporter - Croydon & Merton
Going for one final wash
Some want The Beatles be played at their funeral; others ask for their ashes to be scattered into the ocean.
But one man's final request had a few people scratching their heads.
Chris Higgins popped into the Cobham petrol station in Bridgeway last week to fill up his tank.
But as he was going about his business, a hearse pulled in.
FULL STORY: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...ran-funeral-after-viral-obituary-he-had-sons/Thousands showed up for the funeral of a veteran with no family. Then the truth came out.
On the day of Edward K. Pearson’s funeral, traffic in Sarasota, Fla., came to a standstill. An estimated 4,000 people showed up to pay their respects to the 80-year-old Army veteran, and the roads were so jammed that the service had to be delayed for nearly an hour while the car carrying his ashes was stuck in transit.
Hardly any of the mourners packing Sarasota National Cemetery for the full military funeral on Oct. 1 had met the man they were there to honor. Instead, they had come because of a brief obituary that had gone viral, saying that the elderly veteran had no immediate family and inviting the public to attend his memorial service.
It was a heartwarming story. But the truth turned out to be slightly more complicated.
As Sarasota Herald-Tribune columnist Chris Anderson recently discovered, Pearson actually had two sons and had walked out on his family when the boys were teenagers. Until their father’s obituary went viral, they had been under the impression that he was dead. But even though the two men came forward the day before the service, the funeral home didn’t inform the public that Pearson did, indeed, have living family members. ...
https://twnews.co.uk/uk-news/irish-...er-pre-recorded-message-of-dead-man-is-playedIrish funeral bursts into laughter after pre-recorded message of dead man is played
Mourners in Ireland couldn’t believe it when they heard a voice beyond the grave at a local man’s funeral.
Those who attended the funeral of Irish Defence Force veteran Shay Bradley on Saturday in Kilmanagh, Leinster, couldn’t believe it when he started speaking to them from his coffin.
As they watched his coffin being buried his voice could be heard shouting: 'Hello, hello. Let me out.'
This is the moment the mourners at the grave site can be seen bursting into laughter after hearing the message Shay Bradley put into his coffin before his death
Are they sure he was dead and it was a prank...?Brilliant, I'll bear this in mind for when I fall off the perch
FULL STORY: https://www.irishpost.com/news/gard...-high-speed-driving-incident-in-dublin-216156Gardaí investigate after hearse carrying coffin involved in dangerous high-speed driving incident in Dublin
GARDAÍ ARE investigating after a clip was widely shared on social media showing a series of vehicles-- including a hearse-- driving dangerously in Dublin.
A video posted to snapchat showed multiple vehicles driving erratically and at high speed through Crumlin, south Dublin yesterday.
In the video, taken by a man travelling in a car behind a hearse, vehicles could be seen driving at speed, beeping and cheering, and veering in and out of heavy traffic.
At one point, footage captures several cars racing through a red light and driving on the wrong side of the road. ...
The hearse itself, which is carrying a coffin, appeared to be driving at high speed as other cars and motorcycles raced behind it, beeping their horns and shouting, with most cars carrying images and tributes to the deceased. ...
The hearse is understood to have been carrying the coffin of Dean Maguire, one of three men killed during a high-speed chase involving Gardaí on the N7 last week.
All three passengers were killed instantly when they travelled at speed down the wrong side of the N7 and smashed head-first into a lorry.
Throughout the video, the man filming could be heard shouting 'Go on, Deano!' as cars following behind the hearse revved their engines. ...
Here's an unusually apt form of commemoration. The funeral was for a guy who died along with two passengers while driving wildly on the wrong side of an expressway. The funeral convoy apparently decided to emulate his example.
FULL STORY: https://www.irishpost.com/news/gard...-high-speed-driving-incident-in-dublin-216156
I had a friend who did this with her mom’s ashes.Dad uses son's ashes to be mixed into his tattoo .. this story is local to me ..
I knew a bloke in Tamworth who went under the name Eddie Armchair who was the singer in a punk bank, The D.H.S.S.. He'd take his Dad's ashes on stage .. not for shock value, he just wanted his Dad at his gigs but The Daily Mirror did an article on this and lied saying he was throwing the ashes over the crowd.I had a friend who did this with her mom’s ashes.
I think that's actually rather touching.Dad uses son's ashes to be mixed into his tattoo .. this story is local to me ..
She is available:I heard there was a movie extras agency that offered an odd funereal service.
They would supply a mysterious stranger, complete with a single red rose, to stand, like a John Le Carre character, at the back of a graveside gathering, just looking enigmatic.
I want it!
'only' $500? I'd do iy for a tenner and pint of Best.