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Good Grief!

This is what happens when you let an English council control a crematorium. A grieving mother who lost her son to cot death (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) was fined £86 because she took took too long grieving by the side of the tiny coffin. Geez, I didn’t even know you could get fined for that!What do they call it dawdling with a deceased? Terrie Rouse went from grief to shock when she discovered the council had charged her an extra 30 minutes because she went over her allotted time saying her final farewells to her son. This, despite the fact the next funeral was not scheduled for another 50 minutes.Added to the families anguish their son Zane had died five weeks prior but the funeral had to be delayed while they awaited autopsy results. The council have now refunded the extra fee.

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