Welsh community pays tribute

As we all know, funerals come in every shape and size. From intimate gatherings to large family celebrations, each one is individual.

One recent Welsh funeral service, at St Tydfil’s Old Parish Church in Merthyr, was definitely a lavish occasion.


According to WalesOnline, the town centre was brought to a standstill after the grandmother of a local family passed away.

The death of Ruby Pearl Marshall had mourners and vehicles from across the UK travelling to attend the funeral in Merthyr before a burial at Glyntaff Cemetery in Pontypridd.


Mrs Marshall’s family had mourners dress in pink and white, her favourite colours, and it certainly appeared that no expense was spared with the colourful and bright floral tributes, as these pictures show.

More than 60 wreaths were made in the shape of Mrs Marshall’s favourite items, including a Dove soap bar, her dogs, Polo Mints and a caravan and horse. WalesOnline reported one family friend who said: “The service was beautiful. You couldn’t get better if it was a famous star.”

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