A Living Eulogy
You Have Choices!
What do your next of kin know about your early life and the experiences that have shaped you into the person you are today?
Sadly, I meet with families who know very little
of their loved one's early life and childhood experiences.
I can sit with you and help you create a 'living eulogy'
documenting your life and achievements from birth to present day.
This takes more of a 'document' form or
depending on circumstances, can also be created for delivery.
A 'Living Eulogy' is NOT a legal document.
It is simply your story; something to share with your next of kin
or to leave in safekeeping with the executor of your will.
Alison can also assist you in clearly documenting
any additional wishes you may have for your funeral
such as music choices, readings and other funeral choices.
"It's hard to talk to loved ones about dying."
It is not uncommon for people to pay for their funeral in advance,
but have you spoken to those you love regarding the
aspects of your funeral that will make it personal to you.
Create A Good Funeral
It can be liberating, even empowering,
to feel so in control of the creative aspects of your own funeral.
Not only can it be fun, yes fun, to make these decisions, but
it can leave you with a great sense of achievement,
and an appreciation for the life you are still living.
My Day. My Way!
There are times when
creating the music for funerals requires extra attention and care.
Sometimes, the family wish
to play an excerpt of a song,
a medley of several songs, or
there's a section of the piece that
needs editing out completely.
Alison is adept at music editing
and can ensure that all of your
music needs are met.
Crematoriums in the UK offer
the facility to include professional
photo tributes within the ceremony.
This comes, however, at a premium.
You may also be holding your funeral service at an independent venue,
where this service is not on offer.
Even if I am not acting as celebrant,
If you require assistance with your
visual tribute, get in touch.
Orders of Service
You may engage your Funeral Director
to design your Order of Service.
Do ask to see examples of
the service they provide and
what content can be included
in the booklet.
Working alongside you in planning
the ceremony gives Alison the ability
to design a highly personal booklet,
incorporating elements that she is
including within the service.
In Humble Service
For so many reasons
I resist the opportunity to sing at funerals that I'm officiating.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the service,
it simply feels 'too much' to officiate the ceremony
and have that additional 'presence' as a vocalist.
Please do not be offended if I decline your request.
Singing at a funeral is not for everybody
and it is certainly not a performance.
It requires a certain strength & fortitude
to stand before a congregation in their time of grief.
My voice is an extension of my service and of my spirit.
Raised in the church by two loving parents with beautiful voices,
I appreciate the healing power of song, and of the human voice.
Should I accept your request to sing,
I will offer my voice to you,
with a genuine heart.
in humble service.