Russell Davison lost his beloved wife, Wendy, when she died on April 21 after a 10-year battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully in bed at home, surrounded by family and their dog, Elvis.
Davison hopes to change traditionally-held beliefs about dying. Speaking to the BBC, he explained, "I did not want her in the mortuary or handed over to a funeral director, I wanted us to take care of her ourselves at our family home, have her in our bedroom so I could sleep in the same room." He added, "Death seems to be such a taboo subject in our society, no one seems to want to talk about it."
So he wrote a beautiful and deeply touching memorial about his wife's life and death on Facebook, which has now gone viral.