Saying Farewell, Sharing Memories, Celebrating a Life
As a Humanists UK funeral celebrant, I support families and others to prepare and deliver life tributes for those who may be dying and to remember those who have died. Each life is unique and each person deserves an individual and personalised ceremony to communicate that. My work and home are in West London and I am happy to provide family meetings and ceremonies throughout the London area. By arrangement, I am also willing to travel to the outer London suburbs and surrounding counties.
My background over the past 35 years has been as a speech and language therapist. The skills of listening to others, summarizing needs from various view points and communicating a shared approach are skills I also utilize in supporting families in times of bereavement.
I was involved in the local schools and community affected by the Grenfell Fire tragedy and learned a great deal about ways to support families, staff and children both with and without faith-based beliefs. While the Humanist ceremonies I provide are non-religious, being open to the views of both believers and non-believers allows everyone to have their beliefs respected within a Humanist ceremony.
I support the Wildlife Trust and Shelter and am now a volunteer reader in a neighbourhood school as well as providing occasional support to a local community charity supporting young people and adults with skills needed for further education and work. I enjoy cooking with my younger grandchildren once a week and also swim regularly at the local pool. I belong to a community choir which provides a platform for listening, shared sound-making and a great deal of laughter.
“Thank you so much for helping us give my mother such a splendid farewell”
“Thank you for all the information and a copy of the service. I just want to say thank you for your complete kindness, care and thoughtfulness throughout. You have made the task much easier. Also, the ceremony was beautiful and I felt like M was sitting there, laughing and crying, with us. I can’t thank you enough for everything. You are a very special lady and truly have a gift. You have shown by far more compassion, insight and empathy than most”