Email Sophie Kesteven for The Pineapple Project Updated February 21, 2020 06:58:49 Photo: Coffins often involve the highest mark-ups in the industry. (Supplied: Mayron Oliveira/Unsplash ) Related Story: ‘You know nothing about the process’: What to do when someone dies suddenly at home Related Story: Woven coffins and not-for-profit funerals: Breathing new life into the death trade Related Story: A funeral director explains how the death industry works Map: Melbourne 3000 Going to an exciting funeral sounds like an oxymoron, but Carly Dalton begs to differ. “I love telling people what they can do and getting them excited about it rather than scared,” the Melbourne-based funeral director says. “I say, ‘you know, you can pretty much do whatever you want.'”I mean, there are some things you probably can’t do like you can’t bury dad in a tomato garden bed out in the backyard.”But there’s other different things you can do. You can put his ashes there and plant a tree.” Listen to the Pineapple ProjectJoin Jan Fran as she takes on life’s prickly bits, and makes them easier to deal with. Ms Dalton became a funeral director after she was made redundant from her HR job, and she says the… Read full this story
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