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Many funerals today are being conducted outside the “traditional” church service theme, this is where the funeral celebrant comes in.

Apart from my formal qualifications, I have the experince to successfully officiate at such an important event like a funeral.

I feel it is very important to get to know the history of the deceased and the significant events in their life. Immediate family, friends and work colleagues can be helpful in providing this information.

Being able to structure the flow of the service and fitting in with the funeral director, his or her staff and the cemetery or crematorium procedures, is also an important to me.

But most importantly I will conduct the funeral service in a way which not only befits the deceased but also gives some comfort to the immediate family and those who have been affected by the death the most.

Words and the way they are spoken are very powerful tools, especially during times of high emotion, sadness and loss. I make absolutely sure that the family’s and the deceased’s wishes are respected and carried out in the most professional and dignified way possible.

Empathy is a very important, but at the same time I feel I should keep a professional detachment from the work at hand.

Most importantly, I will deliver the words and sentiments which, in many cases, the family may not be in the emotional state to do.


Words cannot express how much I appreciated your help with the funeral arrangements. I have had so many positive remarks about the service. Just keep doing what you are doing there is such a need for someone like you. Hayward Family.

Thank you for the service for mum, it was just so mum – the family thanks you. Thank you also for the internment, I think my parents would be very happy. Nola & Maureen.

Our heartfelt thanks for all that you did in helping us to organise Fay’s funeral and then conducting it in such a friendly & relaxed way. It was just as she would have wanted. You’re a treasure! Many Thanks. Jan P & the family of Fay.