Everything went perfectly, considering the circumstances. I was so pleased with the wicker coffin and the garland,  they looked beautiful and other people also admired it. The church was perfect and full, as the local parishioners also attended and said it was the nicest funeral service that had been held at the church for a long time. I wanted to give Mum a send-off that she would have loved and deserved. It was a celebration, which is how she would have wanted it to be.