I have received the word and while I was momentarily taken aback, I cannot say I was very surprised to learn that Kerry is to be cremated and there will be no service. As it was told to me, Kerry wanted "no Pity Parties, just move forward," which is a Very Kerry Sort of Thing.
Respecting the wishes of friends can be so very difficult.
I still plan to make the book, so do please keep sending your submissions to either the_gneech or myself. They've been of great comfort to me and, I hope, catharsis for you.