Thoughtful, personal and memorable funeral ceremonies.
Delivered with love, respect and dignity.
A funeral ceremony is the last thing we can do for someone we love. Whether their death is sudden or expected, planning the ceremony with love, respect and in keeping with their wishes, is vital.
This final goodbye should celebrate or commemorate their life, depending on what is appropriate. A funeral which includes favourite music, readings and a look back on their life should bring comfort now, and in future, to family and friends.
As a qualified Funeral Celebrant I support families to create and deliver a unique and personal funeral ceremony, regardless of the circumstances of their loved one’s death. This may include religious content such as prayers and hymns. Or be entirely secular with favourite music and readings. Either way, the tribute to the person is usually a core part of the ceremony and I meet with families to ensure I have all the details needed to create an all-encompassing story of their life.
Whether you have been given my details by your Funeral Director or have found me direct, I will guide you with kindness, respect and professionalism through the creation and delivery of a ceremony which you can be assured will be a fitting remembrance of your loved one.
I wanted to express my gratitude for yesterday’s ceremony. Your hard work and style led to the ceremony going better than I had possibly hoped for. It absolutely hit the spot and everyone without exception commented on how appropriate and lovely the whole event was.
“ I cannot thank you enough for making xxxx’s ceremony such a special occasion for us all, and for all your kindnesses and support. Your empathy and real way with words captured xxxx perfectly, and in such a beautiful and memorable way. Thank you again.”
I just wanted to say thank you so very much for the beautiful service you did yesterday it was just perfect and we really appreciate you helping us give Dad the send off he deserved.
Our Celebrant was Alison Vallance who was in my opinion the perfect person to conduct my mum’s funeral, being very kind and sympathetic. Alison is a lovely lady who I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.
Several of my relatives commented on the ceremony saying how they thought it was a lovely ceremony, and that so much of my late mother came through in the way Alison told her life story. I am very grateful to have had someone so understanding at a difficult time in my life.
We couldn't have asked anymore from you....carried out with great compassion and showed a true reflection of the personal memories of xxxx. The final part of the ceremony gave such a heart-warming feeling with your choice of poem, totally befitting words in honour of a great man.
We wanted to thank you for the service. It was lovely and it was Dad. It was everything and more that we could have hoped for. I think Dad would have loved it. It also meant a lot to Dad’s friends and we had beautiful comments from family and friends. We can’t thank you enough for making comforting memories for us all.
You managed to speak about my Mum as if you knew her and everyone I spoke to said that you made Mums funeral about her and I thank you for listening and adding all that we spoke about at our meeting. I would 100% recommend you as the best person to conduct a Civil ceremony.
Just wanted to say thank for the lovely service for Nan yesterday. Thank you for everything.
I wanted to say a huge thank you for guiding me through the emotional trauma of saying goodbye to Dad. So thank you again for your patience and kindness and attention to detail..
Once again, thank you for such a lovely service, and the way you communicated with the family throughout the process. I find myself saying thank you, again for making such a sad day bearable.
Thank you so much for today. Everyone has commented on the service and how thoughtful and caring your words were.
I found Alison was an excellent source of ideas and the perfect person to discuss options with. Working together, we were able to put together a programme for the event, and it went really well. I'm really happy with her contribution - and although I obviously hope to never have a similar event again, it was a pleasure to work with her.
I just wanted to say a big thankyou for your support. The advice on preparing and giving the speech was spot on and your help getting some verse together was much appreciated.
Alison's love of life and love of people from the very youngest to the very oldest is quite simply beautiful. I cannot think of anyone more suited as a celebrant.