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

Family of Aileen Allan - We would like to say a "Big" Thank You for listening to and trying to decipher our stories about our mum. Speaking to you has certainly helped the grieving and taught us to embrace and celebrate the wonderful life mum had, and to go and do the same and have a laugh along the way. The service you gave us was wonderful


Christine, Thank you for the lovely service for dad. It was so right for him in every way


Message from: Adeline Thom MESSAGE ________ We would like to thank Anne for the wonderful, thoughtful service that she did for my uncle Billy,the care and attention to detail was perfect, she even did some searching into his army life and told us a few things we did not know about him, she made us smile ,laugh and shed a tear , it felt like she knew Billy very well. Once again from the family thank you Anne, I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone.


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