What one thing would you most like to be remembered for after you die?
According to a recent poll conducted by Avalon Funeral Plans, the most important trait is not our sophistication, good looks, intelligence, parenting skills, or even kindness, but trustworthiness. That was the response given by 60% of the 2,000 British people who were asked.
Most people, it seems, want their funeral to be a celebration with lots of laughter, and would like guests to wear colourful clothing rather than the traditional black attire.
Not quite so encouraging, however, is the music that many people would like played at their funeral. Top of the list comes the Robbie Williams song ‘Angels’, followed by ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ by Eric Idle, and then Eva Cassidy’s version of ‘Over the Rainbow’, with Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ and Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’ next on the list.