Here are some funeral quotes and thoughts on grief which may bring some comfort:

Civil Funerals Dublin - Funeral Quotes

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart” – José N. Harris

“We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad” – John Green

“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“If you know someone who has lost a child, and you’re afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died–you’re not reminding them. They didn’t forget they died. What you’re reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that is a great gift.” – Elizabeth Edwards

“One of the main things people tell me they find really hard to cope with, is how no one talks about their loved one anymore,” – Annie Broadbent

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day” – Mitch Albom

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live” – Norman Cousins