Planning a funeral is a complicated process, which is made even more difficult by the emotional stress that accompanies the passing of a loved one.
A funeral should be looked at as a celebration of the individuality of the person who has died. What makes a funeral meaningful is the we pay tribute to our loved ones life.
More and more people are looking at the option of using a Celebrant to say farewell to their loved one. However, this may not diminish your need or desire to have some religious content in your service; often we, as Celebrants, are asked to include such items as the 23rd Psalm or the Lord’s Prayer — this is quite usual.
- As a professional Funeral Celebrant, I will sit with you and/ or other members of your family and plan a sensitive service, one which celebrates the life of the deceased person.
- Although it is not essential, I encourage as many of the family as possible to be involved in the service — as this can also help in the grief process.
- However, I have also performed many services where there has been no family involvement and this is, of course, quite fine too.
At the conclusion of any service I conduct, you will receive:
- A complete written copy of the service, including any eulogies, poems or readings which family members have chosen to incorporate.