Revived by Dawn French Deputy Dibley character in the “living burials” of his ailing friend, Chris Halinga, founder of Copavel.
Halinga has been living with stage 4 breast cancer since 2009. Last week, the 37-year-old hosted an event to celebrate her life, with the help of friends and family.
“If I’m a little late, I decided in January that I wanted to have my funeral live, my funeral, and in doing so, celebrate a life I truly loved, surrounded by people I loved,” Halinga writes on his Instagram. to be published.
She added, “My wonderful and wonderful ideas for a psilocybin (magic mushroom) trip were invented later in January, and in March I started organizing my life event.”
As for the dress code, Halinga asked her guests to dress up in “YODO (Take That What You Want)” outfits.
As part of the ceremony at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall, the French dressed up Deputy Dibley Geraldine Grainger’s character to deliver a eulogy to her friend.
“It was such a pleasure and joy for Dibley to have this in her life (she was there) FUNeral on Saturday,” Dawn wrote in an Instagram post. “She wanted to throw the best party possible. She did. It was phenomenal. Truro Cathedral is filled with so much love.”
“It was his special celebration to celebrate his extraordinary life. What a complete kid he is,” she added.
Halinga said in her Instagram post, that she has “never felt such love. I have never felt such joy. I have never felt such a kinship with mortality. I have never felt so much life.”
French originally played Geraldine from 1994 to 2007.
Deputy Dibley It follows Geraldine as she moves to the fictional village of Dibley, Oxfordshire, appointed as First Vicar after the Church of England decided to allow the ordination of women in 1993.
The BBC program has won several British Comedy Awards, two International Emmy Awards, and several British Television Academy Award nominations.