“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” - from a headstone in Ireland
The emotion for a funeral is different, but the work is the same. At the core of it all, is love.
When I come to your home for that initial visit I listen to you, and I mean really listen. I try to understand who the person you loved was, and who they were to you, so that I can depict a true picture of them in the ceremony. No funeral service will ever be able to do a person justice, but that doesn’t mean we don’t try our very best.
Because there are often several people involved in organising a funeral, I listen carefully to everyone's wishes. I take lots of notes and then go home to quietly make sense of them all. I research the gaps in my knowledge, and I endeavour to craft a ceremony that is personal, memorable and a fitting tribute to the person you have lost – working closely with you every step of the way.
I have a range of resources to support us in finding the right words together.
When my mother died, I remember coming across this quote, which said exactly how I felt.
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” - Edna St. Vincent Millay
I could have recalled my memories of her for hours! Testimonials: “Dear Jane, A big thank you for everything you did for my Grandma’s funeral – you were just perfect. She would have loved it!! It was better than I could have asked for. You are a star! Lots of love Claire, Sue and Stuart. Xxx”
“Dear Jane, Thank you so much for the beautiful service you provided for my Dad. You made it very personal and special to us all, and a very fitting tribute to a wonderful man. Wendy"