Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. Even though it’s been so long, that day remains fresh in a lot of people’s memories. Many of us can recall where were were, and who we were with when we heard the news.
The same goes for other significant deaths of public figures – whether it be JFK or John Lennon – these moments stayed with us.
We don’t just remember celebrity deaths. We probably remember where we were when we found out a beloved grandparent had passed. Whether we were holding vigil at their bedside, or living across the ocean – we remember.
We remember deaths because they’re so impactful – especially when they’re unexpected. The memory stays with us because of the emotions we feel. It’s complex – even if it’s a princess from a foreign land who we didn’t even know. We know the world has changed because that person in no longer in it. Just as our own world’s change when a loved one passes away.
This is a collective experience. While we might be in different places at different times, the feelings of loss are universal.
The team at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home is there for this emotional time in your life. Visit us and we will take care of everything so you can mourn your loved one.