When someone dies, we have a funeral because it helps us. It’s for those of us who are still here, who need to grieve. It doesn’t need to be like the funerals we’ve experienced before. It can be a beautiful reflection of a life well-lived.
When a parent dies of an overdose, it can lead to strong emotions, especially among children. Having a funeral gives the family the opportunity to remember their loved one and the good times they had with other family members and friends. A funeral offers a time to gather, grieve and support one another.
We may not always agree with the life decisions made by our loved ones, especially if they involve illegal activity. A funeral provides the opportunity to come together and reflect on a loved one’s entire life history and remember the good times you had together.