Some things to consider before our meeting:
Any music or reading preferences that you may have.
Do you have facts about your loved one's life to hand? (where they were born/educated/married, the names of their parents and siblings)
Do you, or any other family members wish to speak, or to write a piece for me to read on your behalf?
What I Do
Although I am occasionally engaged directly by a family, I am usually given your details by a funeral director. I will then contact you to discuss the service and arrange a convenient time for us to have a further discussion, either by telephone or video call or in person.
During this informal 'meeting' we will talk about your loved one, so that I can write, or support you to write, an effective eulogy that not only captures their character, but also serves to give those present at the service some comfort and good memories to take away with them.
If I am writing the eulogy, I will send you a draft copy for your approval, and then make any necessary changes.
On the day of the service, I will meet you at the venue, liaise with you, and lead the service, supporting any friends or family members who may wish to take part.
Throughout the whole process, I will be available to you for any last minute thoughts or advice, and will liaise with the Funeral Director and crematorium staff as necessary.