When we talk about meaningful funerals, what we mean is that, at their best, funeral services can offer channels through which mourners can grieve and express sorrow, but also move forward toward healing and hope. Those who gather for these meaningful funerals will have time to reflect on the mark left by their lost loved one, and also to reaffirm the meaning found in their own life. Those who gather will be encouraged to band together in the spirit of support, love, and shared understanding.
In this way, a meaningful funeral can be a pivotal, affirming experience for those who attend. Funerals are, of course, about the dead as much as the living, and one of the primary reasons to have a funeral at all is to pay proper tribute and respect to those who have left us.