A GOOD FUNERAL
"A good funeral gets the dead where they need to go
and the living where they need to be."
Thomas Lynch - Author, Funeral Director
"As each life is unique,
I believe that each funeral should be also."
What makes a good funeral?
Each of us are different and have our own views about what makes a funeral "good".
A funeral service is not only for the person who has died but for those who are left behind.
It is important that the person arranging the funeral feels in control of the decisions being made
and is given concise and transparent information about the options available to them.
A good celebrant will support you in making decisions that are right for you.
There are so many ways to make a funeral service unique.
Music plays such an important role in setting the tone of the service.
The inclusion of a reading/poem can provide a way for loved ones to contribute to the service.
Including a ritual, such as a balloon release, can be poignant.
The eulogy is the hinge pin. The rock upon which the service is built.
The story of someone's life. A celebration of who they are and the legacy they leave behind.
You may wish to write and deliver the eulogy yourself.
Usually, family share their stories with Alison and have her create and deliver the eulogy.
Alison will work with you to create the perfect farewell.
Poetry & Readings
Alison has access to a vast
collection of traditional
and modern readings.
She will also support someone taking on the sometimes daunting task of speaking on the day.
There are no set rules
so you are limited only by your imaginaton.
Alison will help you find the perfect way to say goodbye
... your way.
PAINTING WITH COLOUR
EACH LIFE IS UNIQUE
“As each life is unique, I believe that each funeral should be also.“
Whether you require a traditional ceremony or something more modern,
Alison will produce and deliver a highly personal service, driven by the
wishes, beliefs and values of the person who has died and their family.
EACH FAMILY IS UNIQUE
“There is no right or wrong when creating a funeral. There is only what
is right for you and for your family.”
Alison will be there to guide you, from your first meeting until the day of
the funeral, encouraging and supporting you in making individual choices
that will reflect, honour and commemorate the life of your loved one.
EACH SERVICE IS UNIQUE
“Writing a eulogy is more than just a list of important dates and life achievements. It’s documenting the story of someone’s life in black and white, taking a blank canvas and painting with colour.“