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A Final Farewell Online

Death is never easy, particularly when the loved one lives far away. One of the hardest choices someone might have to make is deciding if it's feasible to travel halfway across the globe to pay respects. But soon you may be able to witness the final sendoff without traveling any farther than your computer.

An undertaker in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, is offering mourners the ability to stream live feeds of funerals online. Friends and family who cannot attend the ceremony personally are given access to the feed through a private website, ID and password. Cameras and microphones are installed throughout the church, giving the viewer as complete an experience as if they were there in person. The ceremony can also be recorded to the viewer's PC and saved for later viewing.