Preparing for a funeral is a daunting task. It is a time of mourning but also increasingly a time for celebrating a life well lived – to give thanks for the life of a loved one and the time you spent with them and also express what they meant to you. They are indeed ‘still loved, still missed and very dear’.
Funerals are a time when you acknowledge your feelings for a loved one in your own special way. It would be a privilege to help you express your wishes at this time – your wishes your way – be it religious, non religious or a bit of both but importantly it is what you want.
I would visit you and help you plan the ceremony to your wishes. During my visit we would talk through the kind of service you would like and plan it together. You may feel you, or others, are able to take part, maybe with a reading or a tribute, if not I am here to support you. I would help you choose music, readings and personalise the ceremony saying your goodbyes to your loved one. You may already have a clear idea what you want or may wish to hear about various options, these days there are many more possibilities than there used to be.
Subsequent to our meeting I would develop a draft ceremony which we discuss and work on till it is exactly what you want, reflecting your beliefs and wishes, and those of your loved one.
I’m here to ease the burden of this daunting task and on the day, deliver the ceremony you want with kindness and consideration.
If you feel I could help at this most difficult time please contact me or ask your funeral director to do so. It would be a privilege to help.