Family and friends,
As many of you already know, we sadly lost our dad, Chris, on the 21st of May. Below is some information on how we intend to remember him, celebrate him and say goodbye.
Friday 25th June
We welcome your support to put together a celebration of Chris’s life.
Chris will be with us, and as we say goodbye, let’s remember everything that he contributed to our lives and all the brilliant things he did and the things that he loved.
You will notice the above address is not a church, chapel or a crematorium. We have chosen a place that is a venue for celebrations and parties, because this is how he would want it to be.
Please dress as you would if you were going out for the evening with our Dad.
We want this celebration to reflect everyone’s unique relationship with Chris. Please do not feel required to stick to traditional ‘funeral’ readings or poems. We would like to bring his personality and his character to life and we invite you to share your memories.
Perhaps you might like to;
o Share your story of a treasured memory. We know you all have plenty because we have received so many wonderful words about our lovely Dad
o Write some words to read or to be read on your behalf.
o Pre record some words, if you cannot make it on the day
o Write and/or read an uplifting poem or song
o Let us know of a piece of music or a song that you would like us to arrange to be played via the sound system
o If you are musical you could play an instrument or sing!!
We also ask that you contribute photographs and video clips as soon as you are able to, so that we can put together a collage of good times and happy memories in plenty of time for the celebration.
Please drop us any ideas for the celebration, along with photos, video clips and music to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know if you need music stands, keyboard, projector, pyrotechnics or anything else (we are joking about the pyros). We want this event to be very relaxed and informal although there will be a semi-structure to the afternoon. If on the day, something comes to you that you feel you would like to say, then that’s also absolutely welcome.
During the later part of the afternoon, Chris will make his final journey from Wellington barn, to a crematorium. He will be accompanied by his immediate family (Flo, Bea, Olive and Chris’s sister and her family). We request that you respect our wishes for our private goodbye.
If coronavirus restrictions are completely lifted by the 25th, we look forward to rejoining you at the bar at Wellington Barn to raise a glass to Chris. If the restrictions are still in place, we will let you know of an alternative outdoor venue for drinks and food afterwards.
If you wouldn’t mind, an RSVP ( email@example.com ) would be helpful for our planning.