Poetic Endings is such an appropriate name of this service. I have had the pleasure of working with Louise closely. She is very genuine, caring, humble, kind, loving, passionate and will go out of her way to help anyone in need. I have also talked with Anna numerous times and she is an amazing and compassionate person as well. Our society not only needs the services that poetic endings provides, but, also needs it delivered by compassionate people who have the drive and motivation that sets them a part. Louise, Anna and Don are definitely those individuals.
Louise saw a problem with the traditional funeral industry and instead of sitting back and complaining about it, like most of us do, she set out to change it. Poetic Endings was "founded on the belief that a good funeral can be profound and transformational in helping to accept and acknowledge that someone has died." Louise, Anna and Don help the bereaved to their full capacity to make sure that they have the funeral that best reflects their loved one. They're genuine and they are not about making money off of death- which let's face it, in our society, this has become a huge problem and we can't let it be anymore.
I am very thankful and appreciative or Poetic Endings and all that they do and stand for! Not only do they provide so many amazing, loving, personal and genuine services; they also actively participate in their community and in the death and dying world. They have significantly influenced thousands of others. They started Life.Death.Whatever- which is a month long festival aimed at redesigning the dialogue about death and dying. Louise is also very involved in Death Cafe, an organization that has helped so many people become aware of their own mortality in order to make the most of their finite lives. Louise is the editor of the Good Funeral Guide - "a trusted, not-for-profit resource for helping you to get the funeral you actually want." Anna is an end of life Douala, which is very significant! I believe this makes her more credible and the best qualified for helping others arrange thoughtful and sensitive funerals. Don is an experienced funeral director, who also saw a need for change and wanted to provide affordable services to everyone. He is a member of the National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), a Good Funeral Guide recommended funeral director and has signed the Fair Funeral Pledge.
Louise, Anna and Don are unique, honest, genuine, humble, caring, compassionate and loving individuals.They're respectful and tolerant of every individual and are knowledgeable on every religion and culture. They also refuse to use euphemisms, which, is very important! As a hospice social worker and end of life researcher, (and someone who has been on the other side of the table), it is significantly important that we hear the words death, dying, died and etc. That is how we start to process and move forward towards healing.
I know that I have written a novel, but, I did so because I passionately believe in Poetic Endings and all the amazing work that they're doing- both inside their company and outside in the community. These are the most loving individuals and they have made it their life's mission to help others at the most vulnerable and worst times of their lives. I know that death is not something most people want to think about it, plan for or discuss. However, one day, we will all die and everyone of us will be affected numerous times in our lives by the deaths of close loved ones. When that time comes, you want to have people that you know you can trust and will help you in every way they can. Poetic Endings is who you want if you live in the London area. Planing for your own death does not invite it to come sooner, however, it takes a huge burden off of your loved ones. If this is something that you feel compelled to do, again, Poetic Endings is who you would want to talk to.
I will end on this quote that I firmly believe in and that I believe the three beautiful souls here do as well- that is why Louise started such an important, needed, compassionate and revolutionary company. <3 "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter". - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thank you so much, Louise, for having the courage to be the change that you wanted to see in the world. Thank you all for helping so many people and the bereaved families that come to see you at the worst times of their lives. You all are blessings and very special people. I am honored to call you my friends and colleagues. You're helping so many people and that is so needed and makes my heart happy. Love and blessings to you. xx
- Megan Mooney