A celebration of life
The basic needs that are fulfilled by having a funeral are:
The emotional element.
A time to face the reality of death.
A time when family and friends can provide support to one another, share memories.
A funeral is an event that emphasises and acknowledges life. It is also an historical event that should be shared.
Spiritual matters need to be dealt with, coming to terms with a sudden encounter with dying, fear of death, unresolved emotional issues and acceptance that the journey has come to an end.
There is no legally prescribed format for a funeral service but that of honouring and celebrating the life of the deceased.
I will create a ceremony which reflects the deceased's unique nature and the influence that he or she had on the lives of others.
The service can be held in the chapel at the Crematorium Park, the funeral director's chapel, at the graveside in the case of an interment, or any other place that you feel is appropriate for the deceased.
No-one wants to think about the sadness of losing a family member or a friend but inevitably, sooner or later, we all do.
As a funeral celebrant, my main focus is to provide the best possible service to the family and friends of the deceased. This is done by talking to the family and, with their guidance, writing and conducting a personal funeral ceremony.
One of the most difficult aspects to planning is simply knowing where to begin. There are many decisions required when arranging a funeral. I will guide you through this process, acknowledging the deep feelings that you are experiencing, but in a place you feel safe to express these feelings.
I don’t believe you ever get over the loss of a loved one, you learn to live with the loss.