Practical guide and preparation after someone passes away

This section will provide a practical guide in what happens after someone passes away.

FCN Remembrance and Thanksgiving Service

The Farming Community Network is hosting a national remembrance service on 7 November 2021 at Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. The service will pay tribute to those who have died because of farm accidents, Covid-19, and those who have died by suicide. It will recognise the experience of loss felt by all those who have been bereaved.

FCN is inviting those in the agricultural community who have been bereaved to put forward their names so that their loved one will be remembered. Click here to find out more.

Important things to consider when someone passes away

Digital legacy Planning

  • A digital legacy is the digital information that is available about someone following their death. This might include their social media profiles, online conversations, photos, videos, gaming profiles and their website or blog.  
  • A digital legacy can be altered, edited and changed before, during or after someone’s death. Making plans for your online accounts and digital legacy cannot be undertaken by a third party, plans should be made by you.
  • To find out more and how you can plan for your digital legacy, visit the Digital Legacy Association.

Death and coping with grief on the farm

It can often be hard to grieve whilst maintaining or working on a busy farm:

Recommended bereavement support contacts:

  • Cruse Bereavement Counselling – available throughout the UK, helpline: 0808 808 1677
  • Countryside funeral care provide support for farming families. They offer help in experiencing grief and coping strategies in time of need: countryside funerals.


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