“I just waited to say thank you so much for yesterday – it was an absolutely beautiful tribute to Mum. I had people coming up to me telling me they just wanted to hear more it was so lovely – you did an amazing job putting it all together so beautifully – thank you.”
“I am so sorry I didn’t get to see you after the service on Friday but wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for not only the help and support you gave my Mum and us girls in pulling together a fitting tribute for Dad but also for the beautiful delivery on Friday. We had some lovely comments about the service but also about you with some asking if you knew Dad as the delivery felt personal and moving and how you delivered Ella’s poem perfectly.
I think he would have been proud of the send off we gave him.
Thank you again for providing us with a path during a difficult time and for a beautiful service.”
“Thank you so much for yesterday it really was the best send off that Mum could have possibly had, it was down to all your efforts, care and attention in being able to capture the essence of her without dominating proceedings. I genuinely have come away from what could have been traumatic feeling proud and happy with what we all achieved and very satisfied that Mum would have been very surprised at “all the fuss” but also very pleased. You do have a particular gift and there were many people who made a point of telling us what a wonderful service it was and how surprised they were, “it not being religious”.
When you lose someone dear to you and you have to navigate the difficulties of a funeral, you need someone who can help you find your way through the formalities to plan something that is personal, unique and comforting. A celebration of your loved one’s life.
A funeral is part of the grieving process; it allows family and friends to remember their loved one in a way that is fitting and appropriate to that person. Every funeral is created especially to reflect the person, their beliefs and values.
I will help you make the decisions for the ceremony: what readings or poems would be appropriate and “right for them”; what music would be suitable; what special elements you would like to include in the service. I can help write the Tribute that tells the bereaved’s own life journey: their beginnings, their career, the family they created, the important people in their lives.
I have been carrying out funerals for local Funeral Directors for over three years and have a wide variety of bereavement experience.
I have experience of stillbirth funerals – a most painful and heart-rending time for the family. And I am also planning funerals with those people who have been given the devastating news that they have a terminal illness. My role is to help them plan their ceremony, giving practical and emotional support at such a difficult time.
I am now beginning to get return customers, having been the celebrant for one relative and then being asked to officiate again, which is an honour and a privilege.