Funerals have changed greatly over the last 20 years. Many people now are looking for a more personal funeral experience. And they still value and appreciate a sense of sacred ritual to mark the end of a life and the transition of spirit – a funeral with heart and soul rooted in the person’s culture and lifestyle. It is important that each funeral is both a celebration of a life and the mourning of a loss.
Jane Morrell started Green Fuse in 1999 and was soon joined by her husband Simon Smith.
Based on their own experiences of close bereavements they both felt that funerals, and the whole funeral process from the time of death, could be made more meaningful and relevant for the bereaved. After the 2nd World War, the 'modern' generation appreciated tradition, order and standardisation. However the 'post modern generation' is more interested in personal experience, individualism and their own beliefs. Funerals and the funeral process need to reflect this.