Share Grief with friends and a drink
Funerals memorialize the passing of a loved one.  Emotions and memories dominate the day.  We all recognize that life is too short - a funeral ceremony signals End-Of-Game; a  sobering occasion - or has been until now.

Despite the intention of many funerals to be a "celebration of life", most emphasize death and its permanence.  Often, attendees are obliged to view the chemically prepared remains of a loved one, colleague or friend, lying prone, under artificial lighting, much like meat is displayed inside the glass counters of upscale delicatessens.  All too often, those closest to the deceased must stand for hours on end by the open end of the coffin to greet visitors who have come to pay their respects.

We propose an alternative - celebrations should be held at bars!  Share food, drink, music and stories to memorialize the dearly departed.  Comfortable seating and lighting help relax the mind and body and the comfort of friends uplifts the spirit of the bereaved.  Conversations - not speeches!  Wouldn't the deceased prefer a toast?

Last Call Funerals puts a new spin on a venerable but increasingly irrelevant tradition that connects closure with the purchase of a casket.  We recommend that you trade a thousand dollars worth of embalming for a couple rounds of drinks and appetizers for 50 or more of the Great Goner's friends and relatives!

Our idea is just getting off the ground (if you'll forgive the expression :)  We are not presently offering funeral services, arrangements, products or counseling.  If you are interested in contacting us, email:

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