Honouring The Dead, by Ian Milne (story details)

Story Title: Honouring The Dead

Collection: Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Organisation: Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)

One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)

"In this account, Ian Milne, an undertaker, describes his belief in the sanctity of life and the importance of burying anyone, despite their religious beliefs. Whilst in Northern Ireland it would be rare for Protestant undertakers to bury Catholics and vice-versa, Ian feels it is appropriate to support any family who has honoured him with their loved one, regardless of how others might see this." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.15)

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Title
Honouring The Dead, by Ian Milne (story details)
Description
One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
Personal account related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Publisher
The Corrymeela Press
Date
2013
Format
Text; Chapter in Book.
Language
English
Story Title
Honouring The Dead
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Chapter in book:
'Honouring The Dead', chapter, in, Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Available at:
http://www.storiesofcourage.net/
Interviewee Surname
Milne
Interviewee Forename(s)
Ian
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Protestant
Current Occupation
Funeral Director
Occupation during conflict
Trainee Funeral Director
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
"In this account, Ian Milne, an undertaker, describes his belief in the sanctity of life and the importance of burying anyone, despite their religious beliefs. Whilst in Northern Ireland it would be rare for Protestant undertakers to bury Catholics and vice-versa, Ian feels it is appropriate to support any family who has honoured him with their loved one, regardless of how others might see this." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.15)
Places Mentioned
Protadown and Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

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Title
Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Description
A collection of 16 personal stories, published in book format and DVD, related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
"‘UP Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland’ features diverse accounts from people who stood up to violence, discrimination or prejudice in Northern Ireland. It provides a window into often untold stories of courage that individuals have shown in the context of a divided and often violent society." (Up Standing; 2013; back cover)
Publisher
The Corrymeela Community
Date
1 May 2013
Relation
Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. 36. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Format
Document
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland | 1968-2013
Stories Collected
16
Stories Deposited
9

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)
Description
"Corrymeela's mission is: embracing difference, healing division and enabling reconciliation. Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable society based on social justice, positive relationships and respect for diversity. The Corrymeela Community strives to embody these values in every aspect of our lives."
Corrymeela Web Site. (2014).
Creator
Catalogue entry created by Accounts of the Conflict based on The Corrymeela Community website.
Subject
Details of organisation which managed project(s) to compile a collection of accounts / stories of the conflict.
Date
2014
Date Formed
1965
Status
In operation (last checked 2014)
Address
8 Upper Crescent
Belfast
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NT
Telephone
028 9050 8080
Email
belfast@corrymeela.org
Work
Counselling; support group; cross-community relations

Citation

The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.. (2013). Honouring The Dead. The Corrymeela Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 3 December 2022 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2138>

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