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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Funerals

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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Articles

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

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


Memories

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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Testimonials

Hi Anne, I just thought I would take this opportunity to thank you so much for the things you left at Kaimhill,we scattered my brother,William’s,ashes on Thursday afternoon. We really appreciated all you did for us,it was a lovely service. I will treasure the box picture,lots of memories,absolutely fantastic. Again,on behalf of myself and my family,thank you very much.


Hello Anne Just wanted to say, on behalf of myself and the family, a big ‘thank you’ for the way you conducted the service to celebrate Bert’s life. I think we did him proud, it was a lovely service. Thank you again Anne, we also appreciated the time you spent with us gathering the information. Did you say you send out a transcript of the service for us to keep. Kind Regards


Am sure K**** will have been in touch but I really wanted to say a little something as well. We all can’t thank you enough for your time and the way you managed to deliver what we all really really wanted for dad. Like you had said we only had one shot at it and we are all so pleased with your guidance we managed to deliver. It’s thanks to you our last memory of dad is the one we all hoped it would be and we will be forever grateful for this. Much appreciated


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