I saw a link to this article on Facebook.
While I feel like the title was meant to have a strong shock value (which, granted, it did), I was more interested in reading the actual story. I liked that the husband used the opportunity to teach people about the reality of death and dead bodies:
My experience with death has been limited so far, and while I didn’t go to Holland when my oma died, I know that my family kept her body at home for several days (I think until the funeral.) I know that in talking about it afterwards, everyone was glad they had. I can see how it might help with the grieving process.
Few of us want to talk about death, but it’s inevitable, and something that most of us could stand to get better at discussing. Good starting point? Death Cafe Ottawa. I went to one of their meetings. (And no, it’s not super goth or creepy. Just people talking about something that’s gonna happen to all of us.) Hopefully this information will be helpful to some of you!
Here’s a link to more info from the Government of Ontario.
Also, side note – as I finished writing this, wanted to mention organ donation. That would obviously change things, and you would have to act quickly with the body, but something to keep in mind.