What is a funeral really for?  A funeral has to do three things. First, and simplest, it must enable everyone to say farewell, in the way that best suits them. Second, it should show the love, affection and regard in which your loved ones are held. And third, it gives time to remember the person they were. 

Celebrate a life by holding on to your loved ones in your thoughts: there is no need to part from them too hastily, talk about them often, repeat the words and sayings they used, and the jokes they made, and enjoy your memories of them