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Son ordered to stop comforting his mother at father's funeral
6 October 2020, 09:23
😌🙏🏻 Socially distanced funerals 🙏🏻😌 We were contacted by a resident who recently said goodbye to his father at Crownhill Crematorium. They wanted us to help highlight how traumatic and upsetting the experience of a funeral now is, on top of the already sadness people feel when laying somebody to rest. In this video, you will see a son move his chair to comfort his mother, at his fathers, her husbands, funeral. A staff member then quickly moved and asks them all to move back to where the chairs originally were. “We are absolutely heartbroken. Me and my brother haven’t been able to leave my mums side for two weeks as it is, being there for my Mum, within her bubble. I can sit in a restaurant, I can sit in a pub, I can live at her house, I can travel in a limousine to the crematorium with 6. But when I want to give my mum a cuddle at dads funeral, a man flies out mid service shouting stop the service and makes us split. It scared my daughter and shocked everyone in the room. This is not how funerals should be and with the guidelines in place for pubs, bars, public transport etc, how this can carry on at funerals is beyond belief. A devastating day made even worse.” Have you been to a funeral? Was the set up exactly as in this video? How did you find it? Please share.. the resident wants this to go as far and wide as possible. It may be the start of a change, power to the people. This is not an attack on the staff member. He has a job to do and is following government guidelines which ultimately pays his bills. The way he spoke is questionable but this would never have happened if common sense was used to implement guidelines for funerals. UPDATE: The council have apologised to the family and have confirmed bubbles will not be able to sit together. The national news are supporting this family and you’ll be hearing lots more on this story in the coming days.Posted by Milton Keynes Community Hub on Saturday, 3 October 2020
This is the moment Craig Bicknell, from Milton Keynes, moved his chair to comfort grieving mother at his father's funeral and an official told him to "move the chairs back."
The footage shows mourners seated at a social distance and as the service begins Craig Bicknell is seen moving his chair next to his mother, an elderly woman, to put his arm around her.
A worker at the Crownhill Crematorium interrupted the service to as Mr Bicknell to return his chair to the designated place.
Craig Bicknell wrote on Facebook, "We are absolutely heartbroken as it is, me and my brother haven’t been able to leave my mums side for two weeks as it is.
"I can sit in a restaurant, I can sit in a pub, I can live at her house, I can travel in a limousine to the crematorium with 6.
"I want to give my mum a cuddle at dad's funeral and this prick comes flying out aggressively in front of all shouting 'stop the service' and makes us split.
"It scared my daughter and shocked everyone in the room."
Speaking in his LBC breakfast show, Nick Ferrari said, "I think compassion has gone."