Funerals and Memorials

As a celebrant, I work with families who wish to have their loved one’s life to be captured and celebrated in joyful, thoughtful and inspiring ways. Writing about a life lived is truly an honour for me but it is also an opportunity for those family and friends to share their grief, laugh, cry and remember their family member with fondness and love.

With care and compassion, I take the family through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind ceremony where we can weave a tapestry of words, music, poetry and pictures, to create an authentic and healing ceremony, that truly reflects that person’s life. Full Ceremonies, Graveside Committals and Interment/Scattering of Ashes.

“From the 1st telephone call we had, you showed great empathy and immediately made a connection with me & Mum. You made us feel comfortable and confident in your hands. You took time to get to know us and find out about Dad. Your 1st version of the Eulogy was spot-on, showing that you’d really got a feel for the man he was and the qualities that fuelled his life. During the ceremony you were calm, clear, discrete and professional. You provided a source of personal comfort leading up to and on the day of the funeral – we had absolutely no reservations and trusted you implicitly. Mum and I agreed after the day that you were fantastic and made a significant contribution to the celebration of Dad’s life during the funeral ceremony. Thank you so much for your help – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anybody.” The Nutten Family, December 2020

“A huge thank you from us. You helped make the celebration of mum’s life perfect. Just as she would have wanted it too!” The Sheath Family, January 2021

“Now that we have had time to look back on the day, we feel gratitude with the way you spoke so sensitively and cheerfully. From the moment we first spoke, you managed to ease our worries in such a sad time and for that we thank you very much.” The Sirett Family, January 2021

“Thank you so much for yesterday, it was as perfect as it could be. You were so lovely and your words were so heartfelt.” The Driskel Family, January 2021

“Just wanted to say thank you for your help and understanding in the days leading up to Mollys funeral. We were so pleased the day ran so smoothly,¬†also for your professionalism in putting together a special tribute to our friend Molly. It was written and read with respect, thoughtfulness and indeed humour which made us smile as well as shed a tear.” Carol & Terry, April 2021

“Thank you again for adding to my father’s memories, The service was lovely and you told the story as he would have liked.” The Wall Family, May 2021

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

C. W. Lyons & Son – 51/53, Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1DB Tel: 01227 272375 www.cwlyonsfunerals.co.uk

John Kemp – 26, Harbour Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AH Tel: 01227 272255 www.dignityfunerals.co.uk

Beltinge & District – 132 Reculver Road, Beltinge, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6PL Tel: 01227 363300 www.beltingeanddistrictfuneralservices.co.uk