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

Anne, Just like to thank you personally once again for the very special way you portrayed all of Charlies friends and colleagues within our team operating at BP North Sea HQ as I know it meant so very much to them all today. This was especially felt by a number of colleagues including both Jordan Cooper and Ken Fraser who were fortunate to have been able to attend today’s service. You certainly managed to generated some very special and genuinely fond memories of a person very special to us and so many others.


Hi Anne, Just a quick thank you for your services yesterday, and for the keepsake, it’s a lovely reminder, very much appreciated that you went to all that trouble, Thanks again, everyone commented about how lovely the story was and very fitting for mum 😊 Cheers


Thank you so much for today and the lovely momentos . You really made our mums day so special. Again a million times thank-you ❤️


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