For Life's Ceremonies & Celebrations
If your loved one is being cremated, you may decide on a Funeral Celebrant to deliver the service. You can engage my services independently, or through your chosen Funeral Director. I meet with you, and any other family members and friends who would like to contribute and listen to your wishes and ideas about what you would like included in the ceremony. This can be songs, hymns, poems, readings or tributes read by family, friends or myself. Following your guidance, I write your service and send you a copy prior to the funeral service for any tweaks or amendments. Once you are happy with everything, I liaise with the Funeral Director to put the Order of Service together and then deliver the service at the Crematorium, on the day of the funeral.
You may decide that you would like to hold a Memorial Service for someone who has passed away. This may be because the deceased has already been cremated or buried, or for family and friends who were unable to attend the funeral service. There is no restriction on time, or length of service (venue permitting) and can be held at any location or place of your choice. As with a cremation service, I meet with the family, or closest to the deceased, and collaborate with you to put together a beautiful, memorable service. I include all of your wishes and ideas, and those of any other contributors too, as well as making suggestions should you require me to do so. I can deliver the service on the day, simply facilitate it as a Master of Ceremonies and anything in between.
Burial/Internment of Ashes
A burial service or interment of ashes takes place at the graveside or burial plot with the coffin or cremation urn. It may be that other family members are already buried there or the plot has been reserved by the deceased. A burial marks a known site that gives family and friends a place to mourn and honour the life of a loved one that was once here.
Scattering of Ashes
Scattering of ashes usually takes place some time further along the bereavement journey. There are hardly any restrictions as to where a scattering can take place and is usually a location memorable to the deceased. It can bring a sense of release for those left behind and is an opportunity to get friends and family together, one last time, to celebrate the life of a loved one who has departed.