Humanist Funeral Ceremonies
There is an increasing demand for non-religious funeral ceremonies.
Where many people choose to live without religion, a secular celebration of the life of the deceased is more appropriate.
Humanists value life and humanity and feel that, as every life is unique, it should be celebrated in a final meaningful ceremony.
Following a meeting with the family, the celebrant will compile a tribute, and this, plus other tributes, poems and a piece of favourite music, form the basis of the ceremony - which is held usually at the crematorium or in a funeral home. There is a fee for the service, which is paid by the Funeral Director to the celebrant on the day.
Jennifer Sturgeon (pictured above)
02870354287; mobile 07818036404
00353(0)749137916; mobile 07510851612
All are subject to availability
Funeral Music: The Top Ten (alphabetical)
Funeral Songs: The Top Twenty (Co-Op list, 2012)
1. Frank Sinatra – 'My Way'
What is Success?
"To laugh often and love much, to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exaltation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded" – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Remember me when I am gone away,
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