Woman Attends Funerals Of Strangers Who Have No One To Mourn Them

For many people, attending a funeral is a tough time. They tend to be emotional and sad and not necessarily something people look forward to. After all, having a funeral to attend usually means a loved one or acquittance has passed away.

But for 55-year-old Jeane Trend-Hill, attending funerals is a passion. In fact, she’s attending hundreds of funerals for complete strangers!

Photo: flickr/John Flannery

Jeane, from Islington in London, has been interested in funerals, death, and cemeteries for years.

According to the New York Post, Jeane began funeral hopping in 2012 when she accidentally walked into a church during a funeral service. Despite not knowing the deceased, Jeane stayed for the funeral.

After that, she was contacted by a funeral worker who asked if she’d be willing to attend the funeral of a veteran.


Since that time, Jeane, who has a Ph.D. in Mortuary Science, has attended the funerals of more than 200 people she didn’t know in life.

According to the New York Post, she explained, “I realized that everyone has a story to tell, everyone has lived a life and should have someone around to remember them when they die.”

Jeane now describes herself as a “professional mourner” and she takes her job seriously. The world of death and mourning is particularly close to her heart since she lost one parent when she was just 14 years old and the other at age 20.

Jeane shares about her cemetery adventures on Facebook, where she often posts photos of graves and cemeteries and mortuary-related topics.

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