Glen Speak of Tamworth in the U.K. has chosen an unusual funeral with his design of a double–lidded coffin for himself with one lid open to reveal a row of whiskey shots and mourners invited to take a shot. The Tamworth Herald reported this story in "Specially designed coffin to offer whisky to mourners."
This is but one of many similar stories of people making specific and unusual requests for their funerals and remains. The trend appears to be especially popular in the U.K. For example, in another recent case there, a portion of one man's cremated remains were used to make bait for his friends to use in deep sea fishing.
One thing this shows is that people are increasingly thinking about end of life topics and how they will be remembered. Funeral plans should only be part of the process.
Another way that people will be remembered by loved ones is through their estate plans. The quality of those estate plans can go a long way toward the security of friends and family.
An estate planning attorney can help guide you with an estate plan that may include an unusual funeral.
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Reference: Tamworth Herald (May 9, 2016) "Specially designed coffin to offer whisky to mourners."