Areas of Expertise
Simple, elegant Traditional Family Funerals
Celebration of Life Funerals
Minimalist no-fuss Funerals
'Back to Nature', Green & Eco-friendly Funerals
Creative, Unconventional & Free-spirited Funerals
New Age & Holistic Themed Funerals
Memorial Services & Celebrations
Scattering of Ashes Ceremonies
Interment of Ashes Ceremonies
Future Planning Your Own Funeral or Memorial Service
Pet Funerals & Memorial Services
Pet Bereavement Support
Pet Funeral & Memorial Ceremonies
As a passionate animal lover, animal welfare advocate, and Pet Bereavement Counsellor I believe the passing of our pets and working animals needs to be recognised, and their roles in our lives honoured.
I create and conduct heartfelt, bespoke ceremonies to help us say a dignified and affectionate farewell, and thank you.
I understand the devastating grief that comes from losing our beloved animals, and know that honouring them in this way brings immense comfort. Even a very brief and simple ceremony, sincerely offered, can be our first step on the path toward healing.
No creature is too small to deserve a farewell ceremony. If they hold a place in our heart, we need to pay tribute. Please get in touch if you would like to chat about creating a funeral or act of remembrance for your pet or working animal.
I also craft and deliver Ceremonies of Thanksgiving for animal charities, in proud appreciation of the creatures they rescue, protect, rehome, train and treat, while also recognising the support of volunteers, adopters and donors.
Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions; they pass no criticisms... George Eliot
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened... Anatole France
We will arrange an informal meeting, where we can talk about your loved one and their life. During our time together I'll learn about their character, and the things that made them special - their achievements and adventures, as well as their foibles and funny moments. Looking through family albums while we chat may help you to share your loved one's story.
Your thoughts and memories will help me to create an authentic portrait of your loved one in words. This true-to-life eulogy will form the essence of our ceremony.
It will be complemented by thoughtfully chosen music, readings or poems. I can help you to select these if necessary. I shall also guide and support anyone who wishes to speak during the ceremony, or contribute in other ways.
You will receive a draft copy of the manuscript a couple of days after we meet, and any amendments will be made to your satisfaction.
On the day, I shall deliver your loved one's ceremony, and assist anyone giving readings or making a personal tribute. You will receive your full Ceremony Manuscript afterwards, which you can forward to loved ones who may like to have a memento copy of their own.
I will work closely with you, enabling you to be as involved as you wish in the planning of your ceremony. There is far more freedom and flexibility to hold the service that you really want, than most families realise.
We have only one chance to get this right, so together let’s make your loved one’s ceremony something very special indeed.
There is powerful beauty in representing the uniqueness and individuality of every person…