When a life ends, friends and loved ones need a way to cope, to grieve, to pay their respects and to begin healing.
For centuries, funerals and memorial services have served this purpose. Too often, however, many of today’s mourners find themselves unable to participate, whether due to distance, illness, or family and work commitments.
9 out of 10 services held today have loved ones who are unable to attend
Consider how TribuCast™ assisted these families:
- The deceased passed away somewhat unexpectedly after contracting influenza during a hospital stay
- A retired marketing executive, he volunteered extensively and had lived in several places during his lifetime
- Several close friends of the family lived too far away or were too ill to attend the service in person
- The family of the deceased lived in different states and were challenged to organize a meaningful service and reception from a distance and on short notice
The family looked to TribuCast™ to help them include all the friends who wanted to pay their respects but couldn’t, and to help them gather photos and memories spanning almost 90 years. They found that TribuCast™ not only enabled them to include those who could not be there in person, but also helped them to quickly collect more than 200 wonderful photos through their TribuCast™ Shutterfly tribute link. This collection of photos quickly evolved into a memorable slideshow for the post-service reception.
- The family looked to TribuCast™ to address their timing, health and distance challenges. In addition to helping family who couldn’t be there in person, TribuCast™ allowed more than thirty longtime friends from across the country and around the globe to attend the service remotely. The condolences and memories these friends provided brought unexpected, but much appreciated, comfort to the family. The deceased passed away after a prolonged illness
- His widow, who was in poor health, wanted to hold the service as soon as possible
- His elderly brother lived on the opposite coast and was too ill to travel
- His nephew (and name sake) was working on a ship in the Pacific Ocean and not scheduled for any shore leave
The family looked to TribuCast™ to address their timing, health and distance challenges. In addition to helping family who couldn’t be there in person, TribuCast™ allowed more than thirty longtime friends from across the country and around the globe to attend the service remotely. The condolences and memories these friends provided brought unexpected, but much appreciated, comfort to the family.
- The deceased lived in Upstate New York for almost 60 years and made many lifelong friends
- Each summer she and her family vacationed in a remote part of Canada where they made more lifelong friends
- Upon retirement she and her husband moved south, and traveled for another 20 years
- A few years after her husband’s death she moved to an assisted living facility close to family in New England
- She passed away within days of her first two grandchildren entering college
- Her sons, who lived in different states, decided to hold a small family service in Canada the following spring when their children would be back from college
Given their plans for a small, delayed service and their loved one’s large and widely distributed group of friends, the family looked to TribuCast™ for assistance. They found that TribuCast™ offered them a virtual gathering point for friends to begin to cope, grieve, honor and heal near-term and an opportunity for family and friends to attend remotely when the service happened in the following spring.
- The deceased was born in Ireland, grew up in a number of New York City neighborhoods, and moved several times in adulthood
- He built many friendships everywhere he lived, including the nursing home which was his final residence
- Upon his death, his daughters wanted his large, tight- knit, family from Ireland, as well as his many friends, to have the opportunity to attend his service remotely
The family looked to TribuCast™ to make that connection. What they didn’t realize was that family and friends from three continents would visit their father’s TribuCast™ to grieve for their loss and pay their respects. In all, more than thirty people attended, some from as far away as Australia, some from as close as the nursing home down the road.
- The deceased grew up and made a life for himself and his family on the East Coast
- Upon retirement he moved to the Southwest and ultimately the West Coast, traveling extensively
- Throughout his life he was an avid pigeon racer and made many friends through this hobby
- He passed away on the West Coast shortly before the holidays and wished to be buried on the East Coast
- The timing of his death made it almost impossible for many far off family and friends to attend his service
The family looked to TribuCast™ to help bring their father’s service to those who couldn’t be there otherwise. They didn’t expect the beauty and majesty the holidays lent to their father’s funeral and were thankful to have a record of it.