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During #IRemember, 7-13 November, Dying Matters invited you to explore death and grief through our photography series with world-renowned photographer, Rankin. 

Click on the arrows to look through our eight real-life portraits and read their stories below.

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Ed remembers his son, Kip

Ed remembers Kip

"It’s wonderful when people talk about Kip. It lets us know that they remember him too. Tears follow, but that’s such a small price to pay. The memories are so real, so precious, and felt as deeply as losing him."

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Toby remembers his dad for IRemember 2022

Toby remembers his dad

"Dad always carried some humour with him. I miss days like the one in this photo. Too often grief is something kept inside and pushed away as we have to carry on with the normal fast-pace of life."

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Ike remembers Mimi

Ike remembers Mimi

"I didn't want to give it a name. I wanted to hold on. But I understand now.

I remember telling the children, ‘I don't know what's going to happen, but we're going to try our best. Mummy is a soldier. She's a warrior. And she's showing us how to be warriors."

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Maria remembers her wife

Maria remembers her wife

"Her smile always blew me away. When she was playing with the kids she always smiled. She loved us all so much. I miss her."

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Rubina remembers her Abba and Amma

Stephen remembers Steven

"It was a shock losing Steven. Death and funerals never really came up in conversation. I certainly wish it had, life really is too short. I feel so privileged and lucky to have shared so many wonderful moments with him. I thought I’d feel sad having my photo taken next to him again, but I actually feel great elation."

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Rubina remembers her Abba and Amma

Rubina remembers her Abba and Amma

"Abba (dad) and Amma (mum), not a day goes by when I don't miss you. My soul is at peace now because I finally understand, your death has not separated me from you, instead it has reconnected us. It has reconnected me to myself."

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Kevin and Jack remember Bob

Kevin and Jack remember Bob

"We all miss him and his wisdom so very, very much. It seems apt that #IRemember coincides with Armistice week. This will be the first year that there is another hero missing although I know my dad would be so proud that he is remembered."

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Aongola remembers his auntie & grandma

Aongola remembers his Auntie and Grandma

"The common denominator of every memory and moment I spent with them is laughter. They taught me to seek joy and laughter in every moment, however difficult things may be. And I base my life resilience on that."

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With special thanks

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This project was made possible by the support of end-of-life services provider, Dignity.