Like all my celebrancy it is an honour to work alongside a family to create a unique and deeply personal ceremony that, in this case, genuinely reflects the life and character of the loved person.

The preparation of a funeral is usually done at a profoundly emotional time and as an experienced celebrant who cares deeply, I offer you my full support as I guide you through this process. Initially I come to you and take the time to simply listen. By carefully listening to everyone’s stories and wishes I build a picture of the person you loved and what they meant to each of you. I also explain clearly your many choices and options, and gently offer suggestions of what you can do to have the ceremony you want.

Taking into account all that has been said I then craft the ceremony, contacting other people if necessary. To ensure the ceremony is meaningful for all the family and a fitting tribute I keep in touch every step of the way.

I have also had the honour of meeting with people who want to plan their own funeral. This is incredibly powerful, making for not only a truly authentic funeral but giving the person peace to focus on family, friends and the moment.

The tide recedes, but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down but gentle warmth
still lingers on the land.
For every joy that passes
something beautiful remains.
M.D. Hughes

“Dear Wendy,
How can I ever thank you for putting together everything that we wanted, to say Goodbye to John. I do especially have to thank you for bringing together my family so well. We have had so many lovely comments about the service and the way you conducted it.
Thank you again, you did everything you could to make this hard day so special for us.
With love”

Judy

“Dear Wendy
Wayne and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to you for your thoughts and support during our recent tragic loss of our baby. We cannot thank you enough for all you did, not only on the day of her funeral but in the days leading up to it. You made a terrible day into a beautiful service whereby we could honour our precious one and say goodbye for now. We especially want to thank you for being so accommodating and for letting us plan a farewell for our wee princess that will remain in our hearts forever.
Kind regards”

Wayne and Bernie

“Dear Wendy,
Thank you for conducting the most wonderful farewell for Brian. So many people said it was the best farewell they have ever been to. I know Brian would have enjoyed it, Bless him. Do drop in if you have a chance. Would love to keep in contact.
Lots of love”

Jan