If you are not very close with the family of the deceased,but absolutely want to show your support in their time of loss, is it better togo to the “wake/viewing” or the actual funeral? <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Here is my situation : a womanI volunteered with passed away very unexpectedly; I knew her well enough to knowher husband and children, but not enough that we would socialize as familiesetc. (her husband would know my face I am sure, but probably not be able to remembermy name) We live in the same neighborhood,and anytime we saw each other we would always chat, etc., but I never went inher house or invited her in mine kind of thing
I feel for her family so much (3 kids between the ages of 8 –12) and absolutely want to support them in any way I can, I am just trying tofigure out what is “appropriate” and i don't think i will be able to attend both things.
Thanks again all. Now it appears that quite a few of the other people we volunteer with are planning on attending the actual funeral, so i may end up going to that.
It is just horrible that I will be attending attending a 38 year old woman's funeral :(