The funeral industry is one that centres entirely around one of the most delicate matters in all the world: death. Of course, death is an inevitable next step in life as we know it, but that does not make dealing with it and the aftermath of its disruption any easier. When such a time comes where one loses someone they love, it is safe to say that this process is a complex one that is riddled with grief and memories of bonds shared in the most positive of ways.
The funeral is the time to take a moment to reflect on the memories, on the person that has since passed away, and on the lifetime of love and respect shown. Additionally, the funeral also happens to be an incredibly delicate time for all involved on a personal level. It goes without saying that when the time comes to say goodbye to someone special to you, it can be easier said than done to get through the day without shedding a tear or twenty.
Death is (eventually) coming for us all
First and foremost, it is of the utmost importance that everyone understands the nature of death and the fact that it is an inevitability for everyone who lives a life and breathes air into their lungs. It can be daunting to think about, even invasive, which is why we generally do not tend to think of death unless there is a reason to do so that pops up out of the unknown.
The grieving loved ones of the deceased
It is never easy to lose someone you love. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding their passing, the grief that one feels when they are celebrating the life of someone they love, can feel insurmountable. Of course, it is able to be conquered, but it is a process that takes energy and time. Rushing the healing process does no one any good, and it is always important to honour the departed in the appropriate ways - and then some.
The service itself
Funeral services are intended to bridge the gap between widespread ritualistic goodbyes and the personal adaptations that make the funeral personal and tasteful. The funeral service itself is likely to be a day filled with immense love and appreciation, mixed in with a terribly ripe sense of helplessness that cannot be derailed. The whole point of a funeral service is to give the world a glimpse at the life of a person well-lived and well-loved.
The professional handling of the process
The professionals that work in the funeral industry (i.e. funeral directors and the like) are the best in the business. These are individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to working in a field that requires them to handle the dead (either directly or indirectly), and they also happen to be the very same individuals who are geared towards making the funeral itself as seamless a process as possible for the loved ones grieving the loss of their beloved.