While reading minimuses post under "friends" about a sister who kept up auxillary pioneering even though her 5 year old daughter died, it brought to mind a similar story that happened just 2 months ago in a large cong.
An elder serving in that cong. for many years now, lost his wife to heart complications. The woman was survived by her husband and 4 kids. She died on Tuesday night, and the very next day, her kids were out in field service. The funeral was scheduled for that following Saturday, but the Elder husband, had to postpone the service, due to an Elders training meeting that was in a nearby town. The funeral was finally held two weeks later. The eldest son gave a part on the meeting Thurs. night, and after the meeting, seemed perfectly happy, and said how his mother would be better off. I dont know exactly what he meant by that, but it was a known fact that the parents had their problems.
I'm very sorry for the loss suffered, and do not wish to belittle the way some people handle grief, but to put off your wifes funeral so as to not miss an Elders meeting is just about the most disrespectful thing i can think of. Once again, the Org. comes first. It just shows how the emphasis is put on not wasting alot of time grieving, but to get on with business as usual.