UK Grandma’s Funeral Lead By Darth Vader, Attended By Witches And The Tasmanian Devil

When 56-year-old Lorna Johnson passed away last month, her children knew just what to do to honor the eccentric, fun-loving grandma, who called herself a “white witch.”

“My mum’s favourite time of year was Halloween,” her son, Neil Johnson said.  “She said you need to celebrate, you need to have a party. So we’re not going to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves. My mum wouldn’t want that.”

So the family decided to send UK-based Lorna off with one last costume party.

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 “When we were deciding what to do for her funeral, it just seemed the perfect thing,” said Neil.

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The funeral director, Brett Houghton, led the funeral procession dressed as Darth Vader.

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“We personalise every detail of a funeral as much as possible to make it unique to that individual. Lorna’s family wanted today to be a celebration of her life and we’re confident that her personality will shine through,” said Houghton.

Lorna’s son Neil dressed as the Tasmanian Devil. Another mourner came as Beetlejuice.

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Lorna’s four children and 10 grandchildren all arrived in costume for the funeral service.

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Many women donned witch hats in honor of Lorna’s mystical interests.


At the end of the service, Lorna’s favorite Dolly Parton songs were played.

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Lorna’s costume funeral will no doubt be remembered by her loved ones for a lifetime.