A Sydney Morning Herald article By Lisa Pryor, published December 20, 2012: For today's baby boomers, funeral services are just as much about celebrating the individual as mourning their passing.
A couple of years ago, Nimbin funeral director Lisa Liversage delivered a plain cardboard coffin to a house in the Brisbane suburb of Inala. Within the home was a family mourning the death of a son who'd died in a workplace accident. While the young man's body lay in the mortuary, his relatives got to work. All over the coffin, members of this Aboriginal family painted the life story of this son, the story of his spirit. "You can really reflect the personality of the person who's passed on in this way," says Liversage, a blonde, 40-something mother of five.
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