A lady cherished consuming tea a lot she organized for her remaining send-off to be in a coffin adorned like a field of teabags.
Tina Watson gave her daughter the weird directions earlier than she died, telling her she didn’t need the standard plain picket coffin or casket.
Instead, she blurted out: ‘I wish to be buried in a coffin that appears like a large field of tea baggage.’
Her final want was granted on the ceremony on Friday, when friends watched the hearse arrive with a brilliant pink coffin in the again, emblazoned with the phrases ‘Typhoo: Great British Tea since 1903’.
Daughter Debs Donovan stated: ‘It’s typical of mum. She had a depraved sense of humour and drank about 30 or 40 cups of tea a day, each day.
‘She just loved having a cuppa.’
Debs, of Braunstone Town, Leicestershire, added: ‘We bought chatting about her coffin after the funeral of my stepdad Peter 4 years in the past.
‘I burst out laughing and said: ‘Okay, but it’s bought to be Typhoo since you solely get an ‘oo’ with Typhoo.’
‘Mum cracked up at that and we just fell about laughing. She said she was deadly serious about the coffin so that was that.’
Tina died aged 73 from coronary heart failure.
Debs stated her mum was all the time cheerful regardless of going by means of well being worries like beating most cancers twice and having each legs amputated.
‘She lost one leg after the bite got infected after being bitten by an insect in Spain 14 years ago,’ she stated.
‘Mum then misplaced the opposite leg when the an infection unfold additional.
‘She never let anything get her down. She always saw the funny side of things even when there wasn’t a humorous aspect.’
Funeral director Paul Pender stated: ‘It was one of our extra uncommon requests however we have been glad to have the ability to make it occur.
‘I bought in contact with the guy that helps us with customised coffins and he produced the products.
‘It is always nice when the customer gets what the customer wants.’
The service was held on Friday at Gilroes Crematorium in Leicester.
Debs stated: ‘I simply know mum can be wanting down and laughing like a drain at her coffin.
‘I’ll go residence later and put the kettle on and lift a cup to mum.’