Wendy

This case examines the funeral plans for a 79-year-old woman who died from Covid-19 in Portsmouth in April 2020. The case considers the Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, questions about the suitability of live streaming funerals, and the problem of family disagreement.

Related Topics

  • Funeral Restrictions
  • Technology
  • Family Disagreement

Questions for Reflection

  • What could Wendy’s children have done while their mother was still alive in order to prepare for her funeral?
  • Who is the funeral for?
  • If family members and friends have different perspectives of what makes a ‘good’ funeral, then whose wishes should take precedence?