A funeral service does not have to be held within the tight time constraints and regimented format of a crematorium with three prescribed pieces of music. Read all about Fred’s woodland funeral on private land to celebrate 101 years of life to incorporate his antique office chair, his decorated tri-walker with number plate, mementos, photos, his war medals, the decorated archway which framed his coffin, a beautiful memorial booklet, plus more…
I am often asked if I cry at funerals; as a Funeral Celebrant it is my role to hold the space for each family in whatever way is right for them, to facilitate, to be their voice, to share stories and hold it together for their sake, so my answer is…..
This whole article was prompted by listening to Justine Greene on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire this morning talking about weddings and funerals. There is a fair bit of media coverage recently prompted by the Sky News Presenter Colin Brazier’s request for those who attend his wife’s funeral not to wear bright colours. I totally respect his request and his feelings – a funeral is a time to say goodbye in a way that is right for each family, and the person that has died. The thing is, in my opinion, there is no right or wrong. There is only what is right for each family.
Warwickshire funeral celebrant Justine Wykerd has been selected from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year’s glittering Good Funeral Awards ceremony at the Porchester Hall in London on Thursday 7 September 2016