A Humanist funeral celebrates the life of someone who has died. It allows the mourners to commemorate their loved one, and share the memories that the deceased person has left behind, without any religious committal to an ‘after-life’. The ceremony is uniquely tailored and in the main is devoted to the life of the person who has died. It incorporates tributes from family and friends when possible and allows mourners to mark the occassion with honesty, warmth and affection, using words and music that are personal and appropriate.
I just wanted to write a few words to thank you for all your efforts and hard work in making my mother’s funeral a special memory. All my family and friends commented at some point, about how they enjoyed it and how interesting it had been to learn about my mother’s life, particularly as most of them had known her for many years but learnt things about her that they didn’t know. My daughter said it had been a lovely day, a strange sentiment but true. I felt comforted by everything said, and the music helped a great deal, the fifty seconds was perfect….
VM – 19 June 2009
On behalf of myself, Mum and my brother, I’d just like to say a big thank you for last Friday. The ceremony was just what we wanted and even though a very sad occasion, we did manage a couple of smiles…
TC – 12 May 2009
I’m sorry not to have written sooner to thank you for conducting my cousin’s funeral. It must have been difficult as you did not know him and there were no relatives nearby to consult. But you took great care in the preparation, and the resulting ceremony was appreciated by everybody attending. I’m sure it was just as my cousin would have wished…
RW – 25 April 2009
We were extremely pleased with how smooth the ceremony was and that is solely due to your professionalism. Your attention to detail was very much appreciated. We have had many favourable comments about the whole event and are sure that there will be more requests for your humanist ceremonies.
CS – 4 April 2009
Thank you so much for providing such a memorable ceremony for my husband. Everyone was very happy with such a good send off.
RD – 18 Jan 2009
I want to thank you for an excellent job. Many commented that they felt it was extremely well done, and some commented that it made a change talking more about Mum, rather than singing hymns and listening to religious stories.
SE – 26 Nov 2008
Your part in helping us to remember and celebrate our mum’s life was much appreciated by all the family. You made a difficult day for us easier to bear.
PF – 22 Oct 2008