Husband honors wife with burning Viking boat

“I loved her very much, she wished for that sort of funeral, so that’s what she got," said Francis Mulcahy about the Norse funeral he arranged for his recently-deceased wife. Francis constructed a replica longboat to carry wife Karine's ashes as a fitting farewell.

Karine Mulcahy of Tavistock, Devon, England, who died of a blood clot in her lungs, was proud of her Viking roots. “I wanted to give her everything I possibly could in my power,” said Francis.