Dying is no longer a prerequisite to celebrate your life.
Death is not as much of a taboo subject as it once was and more people are willing to talk about it. Moving away from tradition is becoming more popular as people attend their own living funeral. Living funerals are often helpful for those people nearing the end of their life; maybe you have a terminal illness or in the early stages of dementia. They are a way of celebrating your life whilst you are still here and well enough to do so. How often is it said after a funeral ceremony – ‘I wish they had been here to see how many people turned up? Or ‘If only they would have heard what everybody had to say about them’.
Perhaps there’s a lovely restaurant that does afternoon tea, or a village hall decked out for the occasion or maybe a pie and pint at a much loved pub. You can choose to speak and have others relay stories of times gone by. Maybe you have a lovely poem or reading you would like someone to read out or play your favourite music. It can be a large celebration with all your family and friends or something much more intimate.
I will help you write, offer practical support and advice so your celebration goes without a hitch. It will be unique, highly personalised and celebratory in tone. We will focus on your life story (you might like to theme it like the old programme ‘This is Your Life!’), your greatest achievements, your hobbies, things you have loved in life.
There are no rules you can have exactly what you want – you are in control.
I consider it a great privilege and am hugely honoured to lead your celebration and I do my absolute best to accommodate your wishes.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
For ceremonies within a 25-mile radius of CA2.
Additional mileage of 45p a mile is charged for ceremonies further afield.