Funerals presented by The Wonder of You

A celebration of life is what most people are hoping to have at the funeral of their loved ones nowadays. Gone are the days when funerals were solemn and oppressive.

Of course, a religious funeral is still widely used and for some it’s a belief and a comfort to embrace the presence of a higher spirit perhaps. However, it is not the only option and as we are all very different, it’s nice to have a choice, which is why ‘The Wonder of You’ came to be.

I can relate to how it feels to lose someone you love so much and if you are anything like me, my heart actually hurt, and it still does when I’m having a bad day.

Funerals will always be sad and no amount of words, however kind, can ease the sense of loss and heartache that you will likely feel. Being a Celebrant has been an honour and privilege for me and being able to piece together a life story is both a magical and unique experience that can encompass everything that you, as a family believe in. It is also an opportunity to celebrate a life that only a loved one would know best.

They can be held almost anywhere except a church or other religious building and they are appropriate for a crematorium or any other non-religious burial ground. The real beauty of this type of farewell is the fact that you can have some religious content or none at all. I am often told that whilst the deceased may not have been overly religious per se they believed there was

‘something’ so the Lord’s Prayer, a Psalm or reading have often been included in these cases.

I will work closely with you and your chosen funeral director to create a send-off that will make your loved one proud and that will in time give you some comfort. It’s always harder for those left behind, which is why it is so important to get it right. We only have one chance.

To help me to help you create the final chapter of a precious life, feel free to call me and share your loved ones wishes as well as your own. It is after all a joint effort and a time for us all to bid farewell in the nicest way we can.

If you are the hurting soul reading this, know that I am thinking of you at such a sad time.

The release of a dove or two at your loved ones farewell is another peaceful way to release them into the freedom of the wind with love. We can supply the most beautiful Logan doves that are easy to handle and quite calming to watch when released.

Abraham Lincoln once said “In the end it’s not the years in your life

that count, it’s the life in your years”

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