End of Life Ceremonies and Funerals
When faced with this sad life event none of us experience the same emotions in the same way. I will help you and your family prepare a memorable service; one that gives thanks for your memories, whilst honouring and celebrating the life of lost ones.
Independent celebrants are not affiliated to any religion and can officiate at either a non-religious ceremony or one with an element of religion or spirituality.
I work directly with the family, and I welcome you to share your cherished memories, your wishes and desires, and beliefs, morals and values. Thereafter I can create a unique ceremony fitting only for that individual, identifying what it was that made them special, why it was that they were loved so much and what made them unique to their loved ones. In creating this special event I will work closely with the Funeral Directors ensuring everything goes as planned.
This is usually collected by the Funeral Director who in turn passes it onto me. This includes a family visit usually lasting up to 2 hours. We will discuss music, hymns, readings, poetry or anything else you may choose to include. I will then spend time writing the unique eulogy which will be e-mailed or posted if preferred within 2-3 days to allow time for amendments. At the end of the service I will give you a copy of the eulogy.
If you would like find out more please contact me.
Thank you so very much for conducting the service celebrating the life of my dad yesterday. We had so many comments from those who attended that they thought that the entire service captured dad’s personality and what a fitting and truly wonderful service it was – so many comments about the last post and how tear jerking it was and so appropriate. I really don’t think we could have come up with such a wonderful tribute without your guidance and support – thank you so very much. The words you said at the committal were wonderful and I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard the words “May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face,and rains fall soft upon your fields . . . “, how on earth did you know it’s my favourite blessing? I so very almost asked if it could be included but hesitated at the very last minute – heart felt thanks.
It is such a shame that we had to meet under such circumstances . . . . and such a shame you never met Ralph . . . . . but I will always remember you for helping me through this particular part of loosing my dad.
H from Kent