I do funerals too

Losing someone that you love is awful. And when your head is a mess and your heart is hurting, it’s so hard to know how to celebrate your loved one properly. It would be easy to let the funeral home just get you a funeral celebrant (and just accept whatever you get is good enough) – or you could come to me and make sure that your loved one gets a truly wonderful send off.

I love my weddings : they bring me joy – and I know I can sprinkle that joy around me, no matter where I  go.

A funeral is different. Done properly, with love and heart and humour, a funeral can help to commence the healing process for many, many people all at once. My focus is always on the who, not the what. Anybody can write a eulogy. That’s just dates and achievements – but to celebrate a person – from all angles of their personality, with warm memories and loving care – well, not everyone can do that.

When I  walk away from a funeral I  have that feeling of having done something good today. It’s a different kind of sparkle, but it’s there.

If you don’t want to dwell on the death – but to celebrate the life – and the soul – and the laughter  – then I’m probably the right person to help you say goodbye.

 

Here’s what some of the families I have helped have had to say,,,,,

About Derek’s funeral  – from  Jade

When my husband died it was sudden and totally unexpected. I found myself going from planning his 30th birthday celebration to his funeral. All I knew was that the day had to reflect him, as the wonderful young man that he was. To do this I knew I needed a celebrant who really cared. Robyn had married my best friend the year before and her ability to tell the story of their relationship made her my only choice. I wanted someone to tell my husband’s story.
I knew Robyn didn’t do funerals at this point but she agreed to help us. Thinking back now on how busy she was and how much time she spent getting to know about us all, her commitment was extraordinary. Robyn became part of our family, shared our loss and comforted us at our time of need. I knew I could trust her to honour my husband properly. Robyn ran the funeral both professionally and with heart. She read my eulogy for me and removed so much of the stress from an already painful day. We all simply knew that she would take care of the day. I had so many people comment on how well she ran the service and how it was perfect for my husband. I totally agree with them. Robyn with her commitment, professionalism and heart made one of the hardest times of my life just that much easier and I will forever be grateful to her for it.