As an independent funeral celebrant, I have the flexibility to deliver funerals or celebration of life ceremonies outside of a church setting, offering an alternative option for people of different faith backgrounds and none. I am a point of support and guidance from the very first meeting right through until the end of the service.
I promise to deliver these services in a respectful and dignified manner whilst showing compassion and empathy to the bereaved family.
“Grief is the price we pay for love”
(Colin Murray Parkes)
I am a caring and supportive individual and have worked closely with families for the last 20 years, nurturing and encouraging them at pivotal moments in their lives. I have a kind listening ear and so appreciate the opportunity to sit down with people to hear all about their loved one. I am an empathetic individual committed to delivering dignified but personable
My ceremonies will help you remember them the way they deserve to be remembered. I am a founding member of The Association of Funeral Celebrants Ireland (AFCI). I am accredited by the Irish Institute of Celebrants (IIOC) and as an Ethical Celebrant, I can craft religious or non-religious ceremonies that reflect the beliefs of the deceased.
When you have to face the future without someone you love, there is nothing anyone can say or do to take that pain away. There is no right way to feel or behave; all you can do is get through each day as best you can. One of the first challenges you will face is organising the funeral and I will be by your side as a pillar of support, strength and encouragement as you
journey through this difficult part of your life.
It is important that we celebrate life with honesty, warmth and affection. In the ceremony we will use wording and music that are personal and appropriate. Each ceremony should be as unique and special as the person being celebrated.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
love leaves a memory no one can steal” (Irish proverb)
I have a range of services/packages I can offer from
Full Funeral service
Crematorium Committal or Graveside Committal
Scattering of Ashes ceremony
Celebration of Life ceremony
Eulogy writing and advance planning service
Memorial Service Ceremonies
I also offer Memorial Service Ceremonies, which are a lovely way to remember your loved one after some time has passed. This can be celebrated on an anniversary, birthday or at any time you feel ready to honour their memory. I also provide these ceremonies within organisations
to help colleagues and peers celebrate life lived.
I will travel to officiate these ceremonies in: