Funeral Etiquette: Do not swear or use coarse language at a funeral, especially when giving a eulogy. At funerals, you should be respectful, tactful and dignified, especially if you are the one chosen to give a eulogy. People are grieving, feeling deeply the loss of a friend and family member and their own mortality, so they are in a fragile state. Do not add to their distress but seek to give comfort to all you meet.
Funeral attendees, who were paying their respects to Frank Conway, 88, were shocked by his use of coarse language during his address to the congregation.Mr Conway lived as an old-fashioned retainer on the 15,000-acre estate, running a travelers bunkhouse in a former Loch Nevis church that is owned by Sir Cameron.Posted by Jill Fallon at October 17, 2013 10:48 AM | Permalink
Sir Cameron, who owns a 15,000-acre Nevis Estate in the Highlands near where the funeral took place, is said to have used swear words and inappropriate phrases, such as 'fornicating p****.'
'You don't need any set rule in place to prevent this. 'It's unwritten that you don't use language like this in that situation.'
Councillor for Caol and Mallaig Bill Clark said: 'I cannot believe he would use language like that in the church. It is a disgrace.
'You would not see that in the Highland Council chambers or in Parliament.
The funeral service was held by Father Joseph Calleja, who said: 'I was upset by it and still am. If you cannot say something good about somebody, you should say nothing.'
Sir Cameron, 66, was telling a story about Mr Conway's time running a bunkhouse in Tarbet and referring to a letter sent to him by two dissatisfied German tourists when he made the comments.
Mourners attempted to shout Sir Cameron down during the service held at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St Cumin in Morar.
Retired skipper Alex Donald, 72, who was at the funeral on October 4, added: 'It is the talk of the local area.
'He has done a lot of good for the community, but now his name is mud.
'He is an educated man and should have known better.'