Long before we had ever heard of Covid-19, social distancing and a limit on the number of mourners allowed at a funeral, people inquired about 'No-service' funerals.
We heard this often during casual social conversations, but more so when we set up our information table at local shopping centres.
In the past, talking about death and dying was somewhat taboo. Those who were terminally ill in my family or neighbourhood were spoken of in hushed tones. And as a child, I was not taken to funerals until well into my teen years.