A Cowboys and Indians funeral
our Ayr colleagues organised the very special funeral
The loss of a loved one is truly heart-breaking. But that doesn’t mean the funeral day has to be all grief and upset.
In fact most people specifically organise the day to be a celebration of a life, that encourages smiles instead of tears.
Our team from Ayr recently arranged a funeral for a 54 year old gentleman with Down Syndrome, lovably known as ‘Wee James”, and his funeral was the definition of fun - organised and built around a commemoration of all the things he’d loved in his life.
During the arrangements, Funeral Director Alex Dunlop got talking to the family about Wee James, and his passions in life. After a good chat and a tour around his bedroom, it was soon clear that he had loved Cowboys and Indians.
This gave Alex the inspiration he needed, and he asked the family if they’d like him and his colleagues to dress as Cowboys and Indians on the day of the funeral… which the family thought would be amazing!
Alex was also made aware that Wee James had loved the police, so in true commendable style, the team contacted the local police and organised for a police escort to lead the hearse - with the blue lights flashing all the way.
A memorable sight, which was so special and unique.
These are the kinds of memories that will stay embedded in friends and family members’ minds forever, and we’re so pleased to have been able to fulfill the dreams of a very special man, on his final journey.