At a time when words are most difficult for the family, I am your voice. Every life, whether short or long, leaves something to be celebrated. At a time that is most difficult for a family, I can offer the security and inspiration of beautiful, heartfelt words, and a personalised tribute service.
A Funeral Celebrant is a trained, caring professional who meets with the family at their time of loss – listening to the stories, gathering remembrances, and creating a unique personal ceremony to honour and celebrate the life of their loved one – bringing comfort to family and friends as they start the healing process.
I will usually spend at least two hours with a family, sometimes more, and often in their own home. I will also speak with them on the telephone and via email before the ceremony to finalise the ceremony script and let them know everything is prepared. I’m there on the day, before the funeral director arrives so I can greet people and close family if they are not in the cortège.
Here is a short video, from Green Fuse whom I trained with….this will give you more of an idea of how I can help.
We set a special meeting time for the family and close friends to share memories, anecdotes, and work closely together to create a special service that truly honours the loss, celebrates the life, and reflects the wishes of the family.
I can offer alternative options for families not affiliated with a church, or for those who do not wish to have a traditional religious funeral service. My priority is to take time and care, to listen to how you want to say goodbye.
This gives me the structure to offer a tribute that provides a safe environment for people to mourn, while conducting the ceremony, incorporating requested readings, sharing the life of the person, and lending support to family and friends who wish to participate.
I have a comprehensive library of resources for readings, music, ceremonies, and personal touches.
All Celebrants follow a Code of Ethics that ensures complete confidentiality in all dealings with the family.
When the stories live, a life is never gone.