Celebration of Life

Funerals and Memorials

Funerals & Memorials

When someone dies, it is a challenge to know where to start and how to go about arranging their farewell. As your funeral Celebrant, I work closely with your chosen funeral director to ensure that your funeral ceremony is exactly as you wish.

This is an extremely emotional time, so I will listen to what you want and really get to understand and know your loved one, their character and their story. I will then write a complete funeral ceremony including personalised elements and anecdotes which can be woven throughout, ensuring that your farewells are heartfelt, memorable, and dignified.
We can’t change the circumstances of our loss, but we can choose how we remember and celebrate our loved ones’ time with us. We can take the time to talk to them and say our final farewells as if they are there with us, it helps all of us on the journey through our sorrow, to express our feelings and emotions which will brings some form of comfort
and remind us of happier times.

From £220

Celebration of Life

Quite simply you have choice. 
A celebration of life can be held in a place that may be special to you or have a significant meaning.
As with any Celebrant led ceremony, there are no rules or regulations. The ceremony can be held at any time that is right for you. It could be as an alternative to a funeral, an internment or scattering of ashes, or simply as a celebration with friends and family that is filled with much love.

From £350

What is the difference between a celebration of life, a funeral, and a memorial?

All three reflect on the life of a person, funerals are usually more sombre and take place in a church, a crematorium chapel or at a graveside, a memorial is a more formal gathering and often happens when a funeral is not possible, or, if many people would like to pay their respects, following a smaller family funeral.

A celebration of life can take place at any time and almost anywhere. Often following a direct cremation or burial, it offers the family a lighter atmosphere and more time in which to commemorate their loved one and is a wonderful way of getting everyone together to reminisce, tell funny stories and focus on lifetime achievements and legacy.

She Is Gone by David Harkins:

You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on………

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