The mark of a good funeral celebrant
Updated: Mar 11
The mark of a good funeral celebrant is someone who is willing to work closely with you and your family, following your instructions whilst bringing their own ideas to create the right funeral for you and your loved one. The celebrant role combines three qualities: a good listener, a good writer and a good performer.
As an experienced funeral celebrant, I can help you plan a unique ceremony that captures the individuality of your loved one and honours him or her in a befitting manner, with lots of opportunities to share fond memories and favourite stories.
If you’re attending a ceremony handcrafted by me, it will be different. The music that greets you is likely a selection of favourites of the deceased. As the ceremony begins, you start to relax. As the ceremony unfolds, it helps to guide your emotions with a heartfelt experience that is comforting.
You will find that you really listen to what is being said and you may think to yourself: “Wow, I didn’t know that was important to him/her.” The tone of the ceremony rings true to the person being honoured.
Maybe you will smile and share a chuckle or two, along with a sentimental tear as stories are shared about his or her life journey. You have a sense that you are participating in the ceremony, not just being an observer. For a moment, the essence of your friend or loved one seems to come alive within the room.
You will leave being pleased that you participated but with a sense of sadness that it had to come to an end. Your memories of the ceremony that honoured their life will live on, for the right reasons and people may say – who was that celebrant? I want her!