Straight From

The Heart

A celebration of life as individual as your loved one.

My Story

Born in Aberdeen, I spent most of my working life in the service sector of the oil industry, working in marine logistics and planning. I loved my work, but after losing four family members in a short space of time, and preparing their services for another celebrant to deliver, I decided that this was what I really wanted to do.

Trained by Civil Ceremonies, I completed and passed the National Qualification NONC Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy. As a professionally trained Funeral Celebrant, I will help to create a truly personal funeral ceremony that is exactly as you wish it to be...

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Not everyone wants the same type of funeral, and I will meet with you to discuss the ceremony fully. You will be able to check the ceremony content beforehand and I will offer you a full text of the ceremony to keep afterwards. The ceremony will capture the very essence of the person and tell the story of the life that has been lived.

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Pet Funerals

In a family, when a pet dies, it could be the first time our children experience loss and mourning, but more and more, families are turning this into a very therapeutic process for the next generation and now want to arranging a funeral or memorial service for their beloved companion.

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Does a non religious funeral have to be at the crematorium?

Don't fancy the crem?... READ MORE


Why make memories?... READ MORE

Humanist and Civil Ceremonies

Many people are unaware there is a difference between a Humanist and a Celebrant - I will try to explain it, so you pick the service that is right for you.... READ MORE

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Hello Anne, Sorry its taken me until now to get back to you, this is me back full time to work this week. Thank you for the service you did, it couldn’t have been more Larry if we had tried. Everyone said that that they were unsure about how the funeral would be taking into consideration the current restrictions but there were lots of compliments. Thank you, Anne, for all your help, support and kindness throughout, it is very much appreciated by us all. Pam

Hi Anne, I must thank you for the way you have helped our family remember Dad. It was a wonderful send off to Dad, it’s such a pity the restrictions are in place and more people couldn’t be there to celebrate his life. I have seen photos of the keepsake for Mum, what a wonderfully memento, Mum was so touched with this . I’m going up to Aberdeen soon so will see it properly then . We are all doing ok , trying to keep busy in these strange times. Thanks again for all your help, you’ve been fab. Fiona

Hi Anne This is just a quick e-mail to say thanks so much for the lovely service. The memory box and candles etc. which you dropped off at Neil's work earlier this week were all a lovely surprise and very thoughtful of you. You must have spent so much time on them and they're such a nice keepsake. Mum would have been so proud of how the service went and a couple of my aunties even said it was the best funeral they've ever been to! I am back at work this weekend was speaking to one of my work colleagues/friends who said that she'd been to a really nice funeral last year and it turned out that you had conducted that one also! I'm so glad Neil suggested having it at Baldaroch as it was such a lovely crematorium and Kathy was so helpful and considerate. You were a pleasure to deal with and made a difficult situation so much easier. You really seem to care and everything was very personal to us. Even the little video you made with Izzy really cheered us up the day before the funeral . Thanks again for everything and hopefully meet again in happier circumstances. Regards. Julie

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