I am so proud and happy to have been nominated by some lovely families for the global funeral celebrant award, it is very humbling when you have written and delivered a funeral eulogy for a family who have lost their loved one, it is even more humbling when they have nominated you for an award, I have also had some lovely messages from bereaved family members from the past 2 -3 years who have let me know they have voted for me, I get so much job satisfaction from my role as a funeral celebrant it is always amazing to get lovely feedback, and especially when the family members have taken the time to write that review on The Celebrant Directory, Facebook and Google, this action makes such a difference to me as an independent celebrant with regard to my on line profile and marketing. I would like to therefore thank all the families I work with when I am planning a funeral or wedding as those reviews do make a difference to me.
Yesterday I was privileged and honoured to take the funeral service for a much loved family man, his family had so many amazing stories, the fun they'd had, the way he always put them first, a true northern soul.The funeral was limited in numbers because of the pandemic but it still has all the elements his family wanted for his send off. It was a funeral service held in a crematorium followed by a short, dignified car procession to his local graveyard which was full of family graves, all lovingly cared for, lots of funeral flowers, predominantly yellow roses which brightened the scene. The funeral director and all staff wore yellow ties and I wore a yellow scarf as this was his favourite colour. Some lovely words said at the graveside whilst flowers were placed onto his coffin. A funeral that was full of love and laughter as well as some sadness at what the family will miss. I get a lot of job satisfaction in my role as a funeral celebrant, for me the honour of being asked to take part and create a special funeral ceremony for a families loved one is something I never take for granted, this is the last thing families can do and it is important that the service /ceremony is created and delivered with the utmost respect for their loss and to ensure the true story of the deceased is told.