We all know the feeling of loss at losing someone close, It may have been an aunt or grandparent, but suddenly it is someone closer and it is you that has to organise a funeral. If you are lucky you will obtain the services of a professional local family funeral director who will guide you through the formalities and prepare you for the day that you will say goodbye, but what about a service, was the person particularly religious, in which case perhaps the local minister will officiate, or would they prefer a simpler passing with a few folk songs and a couple of poems. They may even have preferred a classical opera singer. At the end of the day you will decide, probably helped by family, but it is an Independent Celebrant that can work with you to put together the perfect send-off for that special person.
Working with you and other members of family and friends, the celebrant will build a profile of their life. Their likes and dislikes, a history of their life and loves and possibly some of the annoying traits that singled them out as special. This information will form the basis of the celebration which can take place on the day of the funeral or some time later as a memorial and life celebration. It could even be conducted at a Life Wake Celebration. Whatever you decide your celebrant is there to assist in any way that you wish.
You may be reading this at end of life, thinking, I don’t want to leave all this to someone that may not be able to cope, or I would just like to organise my own celebration, then you can contact Copperfield and work together with your celebrant to arrange the celebration that you want, with songs and readings that you love, weaving the lives of family and friends into your story, thus ensuring a ceremony that suits you.