Serious Funeral Planning Conversations
Keynote address at FCA-VT Annual Meeting/Conference
Saturday, May 4th, 1:00 PM, Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich, VT
We plan our finances, our families, our retirement, just about everything
except our funerals. Without end-of-life planning, life’s other plans can come
Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals
won’t make you dead – and your family will benefit from the conversation.
Gail Rubin, author of the award-winning book A Good Goodbye: Funeral
Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die, uses gentle humor to convey the
vital information about funeral arrangements that most people don’t learn
about until faced with a death in the family.
Ms. Rubin will speak about funeral planning issues, illustrating her points with clips from comedy films and television programs. Films include Death at a Funeral, Undertaking Betty, The Big Lebowski, The Six Wives of Henry LeFay, and the “Chuckles Bites The Dust” episode from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Come on out to laugh and learn!
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, also hosts a TV interview series and
weekly Internet radio program called A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for
Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. A Certified Celebrant and funeral planning
consultant, she is a member of the Association for Death Education and
Counseling and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral
What: Film clip talk by Gail Rubin, author and host of A Good Goodbye:
Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die
When: Saturday, May 4th, 1:00 PM as Keynote Address
Where: Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich, Vermont
Contact: Mary Alice Bisbee, FCA-VT Info Hotline: (802)223-8140