Year after year, come the end of a year, you come to hear how many people you have known in your life have passed away. Burt Reynolds, President George H. Bush, Charles Aznavour, Margot Kidder, Kofi Annan are just a few of the well-known people among the millions who died in 2018.
As of 2017 the crude death rate for the whole world is said to be 8.33 per 1,000 while age, wealth and fame make no difference to the rate. Every year, influenza kills between 12,000 and 49,000 people and can send more than 700,000 people to hospital, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Accidents (41% among 15-24 age group), illness and other reasons account for most deaths. Of course we do know that old age is the greater agent working for the Reaper; this is the reason why, the younger we are the less we want to think about it, we just put the thought off to another day… that is, when we start to ask how long have we got left and wonder what the conditions of our departure might be.
We know that the unfortunate event is unavoidable and that when it happens it will be as traumatic for the dying as for the living left behind, yet we still tend to put things off for as long as possible when we could save ourselves and everyone else a whole lot of added grief when we least need it.
We have seen what we can do in pre-planning for our eternal journey in order to give ourselves some peace of mind and to lessen the burden of our dearest family left behind. But what happens when our parents or other family members have not been able to, or simply have not, taken the steps to plan accordingly?
If we love our parents and even some other older members of the family, it would be right and gratifying to pre-plan the funeral they deserve, giving them and yourself the tranquillity needed in the living days. To do so it is always best to get the help of someone who can understand and cares to help you achieve this objective.
The Francisco Camero family have dedicated the life of several generations to provide a service that can be trusted, speak to them and find the reassurances you need with empathy and deep understanding.