For those who can’t pass on their condolences in person, webcast funerals are proving increasingly popular. But could they detract from the grieving process?

by Tim Dowling @ theguardian.com

by Tim Dowling @ theguardian.com


There aren’t many aspects of life that don’t have an online alternative – and these days that includes death.

An increasing number of funerals in the UK are now live streamed for the benefit of far-flung mourners. Anyone unable to make it to the crematorium on the day can simply log in and watch from home, or from anywhere with an internet connection.