Driving the Hearse Yourself: A Meaningful Way to Say Goodbye to a Loved One.
Losing someone close to you is always a difficult experience. From planning the funeral service to deciding on the music and readings, it’s a time of sadness and reflection. But there’s something unique about being able to drive the hearse to your loved one’s funeral that can provide closure and comfort during such an upsetting time.
Many people may not realise that they have the option to drive the hearse to their loved one’s funeral.
Many funeral transport companies do not provide a self drive funeral hearse service, however it’s becoming more common for people to seek ways to personalise and honour their loved ones in meaningful ways. Because of this, driving the hearse is a request that is now made more often.
Personal to you and your loved one
Driving the hearse allows you to take an active role in your loved one’s final journey. It can be a way to say goodbye and pay your final respects in a way that feels intimate and personal. You can also ensure that the deceased is transported to their final resting place with the care and respect they deserve.
Remember their passions and interests
Additionally, driving the hearse can be a way to honour memory and interests. For example, if the deceased was a car enthusiast, this can be a way to incorporate their passion into their funeral service.
Whatever you choose, alternative hearse hire is a great way to make the final journey more special. It can be a way to celebrate the life of your loved one, and to create a lasting memory.
A unique opportunity
It’s important to note that driving the hearse is not for everyone. It’s a responsibility that requires careful attention to detail and a willingness to handle an unfamiliar vehicle. However, for those who feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel, it could very well feel like the right thing to do.
In conclusion, being able to drive the hearse offers the chance for someone to participate in the funeral arrangements in a most memorable way. And, whilst some may prefer not to choose this role, those who do, can take comfort in knowing they played an important role in their loved one’s final journey which can help enormously with the grieving process.
Drive your loved on their final journey, in our one of a kind 4×4 Land Rover Funeral Hearse
Land Rover Funerals vehicles are driven by professional, experienced chauffeurs. However, driving the hearse yourself is a unique service that we offer to family members of the deceased. This would be subject to production of your valid driving licence and details of driving experience, in advance to prove eligibility. Despite providing these details, we may still decline the request.
Please discuss this with our friendly team at the time of booking, if you feel that this is something you would like to do.
February 16, 2022