Funerals Are Us

Kim Leevers and her four siblings all had their own ideas about the type of funeral they wanted for their mother, June, who died of cancer a few months ago. But on at least one point they were unanimous: the service would have no religious content. Even years ago, when the children were attending Sunday school, Leevers sensed her mother was less than devout: "She used just to drop us and leave." So on her passing they chose Sydney celebrant John Hill to conduct the service, which featured speeches from June's two sons, a song from one of her granddaughters, many...

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