Free Talk with Funny Films for Funeral Planning

Feb 8, 2019 | 0 comments

Colorado residents, get ready to laugh and learn as Gail Rubin presents “Kicking the Bucket List: Organizing Things to Do Before You Die with Funny Films for Funeral Planning.” The free talk will take place on Friday, March 8, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Lone Tree Public Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado. The library is close to the Lincoln Avenue exit off of I-25.

RSVP to attend by calling 303-717-7117 or send an email to Organizers need to know how many folks want to come, so we can have refreshments for all!

Flyer for Lone Tree Library talk March 8, 2019

Topics to be Covered

This talk focuses on practical ways to downsize excess goods without being overwhelmed by the job, what you need to know to organize your information for your executor, and how to plan for end-of-life issues. Film clips from comedy films and television programs add to the wealth of information and illustrate funeral planning issues. Learn what you need to know before someone dies to reduce stress and conflict, save money and create a “good goodbye.” Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead – and your family will benefit from the conversation.

The two hour presentation will include time for audience questions and answers. Gail Rubin will sell and sign her books and other products, including the popular T-shirt that reads, “The one who dies with the most toys… still dies.

This event is sponsored by Heflebower Funeral & Cremation Services based in Highlands Ranch, eco-friendly funeral product provider Passages International (check out their new BioTree Urn), and Seven Stones Botanical Garden Cemetery in Littleton.

After Gail’s visit to Lone Tree, she’ll be appearing at the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, CO.  She presents “Grandpa’s in the TUFF Shed” and emcees The Newly-Dead Game® at this wild and wacky festival celebrating all things dead and frozen. Learn more at

About Gail Rubin, CT

Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.
Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

Gail Rubin, known as The Doyenne of Death®, helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject.  As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny film clips to attract people to topics many would rather avoid: taking care of advance medical directives, estate planning and funeral planning. 

Gail pioneered the Death Cafe movement in the United States. She hosted the first Death Cafe west of the Mississippi in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, 2012. “Lola” is her Death Cafe mascot. She also held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in October, 2017. 

A Good Goodbye