You are cordially invited to the funeral of our beloved Laura Henna Mirjami Rusanen.

On 6th of Jan at 12.15 the funeral will be streamed online from the Chilterns Crematorium at Amersham.

To view the stream, please see the instructions below:

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  1. Use the exact login credentials given above.
  2. Tick the box “I agree to the Terms & Conditions”.
  3. Please login in good time before the event.
  4. The stream will automatically start once the funeral in the chapel starts.
  5. If not, please refresh your browser.
  6. If you have any technical issues, please contact Wesley Media 01536 314890.
  7. The webcast will be available for 7 days after the funeral.

For those wishing to make a kind donation for Louis’ welfare in the memory of his Mother please see the details below:
Louis Rusanen
Santander 123 Mini Account (In Trust) 
Account Number: 56524893
Sort Code: 09-01-29
IBAN: GB21ABBY09012956524893

A Celebration of the Life of LAURA

Service conducted by Minister Hilary Mcclintock

Order of Service

Entry Music

Ach! nun ist mein Jesus hin! (St. Matthews passion) – J.S. Bach

Welcome and Opening Prayer from Minister Hilary Mcclintock


When I Die – Jalaluddin Rumi read by Khaled Khawaja

When my coffin is being taken out
you must never think I am missing this world

don’t shed any tears don’t lament or feel sorry I’m not falling into a monster’s abyss

when you see my corpse is being carried don’t cry for my leaving I’m not leaving I’m arriving at eternal love

when you leave me in the grave don’t say goodbye remember a grave is only a curtain for the paradise behind

you’ll only see me descending into a grave now watch me rise how can there be an end when the sun sets or the moon goes down

it looks like the end it seems like a sunset
but in reality it is a dawn when the grave locks you up that is when your soul is freed

Have you ever seen a seed fallen to earth
not rise with a new life why should you doubt the rise of a seed named human

have you ever seen a bucket lowered into a well coming back empty why lament for a soul when it can come back like Joseph from the well

when for the last time you close your mouth your words and soul will belong to the world of no place no time

Family Tribute (Projected) Mikko Sistonen

Family Tribute Faisal Khouja

Music before the committal

Päivänsäde ja Menninkäinen by Vuokko Hovatta. (Finnish Children’s song) ‘The Sunbeam and the Goblin’


Music after the Committal

Finlandia – Sibelius Closing Words by Hilary Mcclintock

Exit Music

Ave Maria (Pavarotti at Carnegie Hall) Schubert

Our families would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support for being with us today either in person or remotely to celebrate Laura’s life.

When the restrictions lift Laura’s ashes will be taken back by Faisal and Louis to her Homeland of

Finland to be scattered in the Natural landscape that so inspired her imagination and creative ex- pression.