We were lucky enough to learn we could organise our father’s funeral ourselves. 20 years ago, without funeral directors. It was a wonderful experience. My father had died in hospital but I had been with him and, as a nurse, been happy to lay him out. He was a true DIY man of the 60’s and 70’s and would have loved us looking after him and doing it ourselves. I can truly say the whole thing; taking him home to his house, running the service at the cemetery and the wake, was the best.