Funerals and Celebrations of Life
There may be moments you are unable to find the words – I will help, guide and support you.
If you are reading this because someone you love has died; I am so sorry for your loss. Losing someone we love is one of the most painful and traumatic experiences we will ever go through even when their death is expected. When a death is unexpected it is as if time stands still, you may feel completely overwhelmed and at a loss as grief washes over you. A little bit of us dies too as they take a piece of our hearts with them.
Funerals have changed in recent times and have become much more personalised. A funeral is always going to be sad as you are saying your last goodbyes. It does not need to be a sombre ceremony however, my ceremonies can be written in a way that is uplifting and as positive as possible, with the focus very much on a life lived than death. You may want a traditional service, or you may want to go against convention as I aim to create a very personal, memorable and unique ceremony that talks of your loved one's life story in a celebratory, genuine, respectful and heartfelt way. We can celebrate the good times, the fun times you shared, their personality and unique likes and dislikes and all the other things that made your loved one, who they were. A funeral is the one last thing you can do for your loved one let’s get it just right.
I believe that a good funeral should be profound and transformational in processing the loss of someone you love dearly. I focus on the most important and memorable aspects of your loved one’s life and their relationship with family and friends. The ceremony is a reflection of your individual memories. I will work closely alongside you to understand your wishes and those of your loved one. I will support you every step of the way and create a truly fitting tribute in an atmosphere of love and support. I will do my very best to create a safe environment for you to grieve and ensure that the ceremony gives you ease and comfort at this particularly difficult time.
I work closely with your funeral director to ensure everything runs smoothly. You are in control – there are no rules about what can and should be said. You are free to choose readings and poems, music if you would like to. You may choose to have hymns and prayers or keep the ceremony completely non-religious. It is totally up to you and I will be there to help you.
Family and friends can also be involved in the delivery of the service if they feel able. I will stand beside them if they find it too much on the day.
My one hope for the day is that you look back at the ceremony and feel that you honoured your loved one with the most deeply personal, heartfelt farewell you could.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
I do not charge for baby or child funerals
For ceremonies within a 25-mile radius of CA2.
Additional mileage of 45p a mile is charged for ceremonies further afield.