When a love one passes, it is a time to truly celebrate their life and the impact on everyone around them. This is a time to celebrate with love and laughter, as well as tears. A farewell is a commemorative event, a memorial service. This will be enhanced with moving music, words of tribute, and words of thanks. It needs to be handled with a great deal of sensitivity and respect but also needs to draw out the incredible and everlasting influence that person has had on everyone around him/her. Their memories will live on and effect all they have touched and this needs to be publicly acknowledged with skill and care. 

Even pets can be farewelled at a pet funeral the same way to bring closure for loving pet owners.