I first became interested in training as a funeral celebrant after I'd conducted a family funeral which I had carefully put together as a personal tribute to the deceased. It became a parting gift to her as well as a comfort to my other family members. Only through attending other funerals have I realised that not all funerals are as personal as we might like them to be! So I decided to train with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants and am now a full member of this excellent organisation.
I am a mother and grandmother who brings the benefits of a wide variety of experiences to this role. I have worked in schools assisting children with special needs; in public libraries, working with children and the housebound service; in prison libraries working alongside Storybook Dads, a charity which enables children to keep in touch with imprisoned parents. I have also written short stories and led women's retreats.
With compassion for all, whatever their beliefs may be, I am a Christian whose personal emphasis is on creating a funeral ceremony to help mourn a loss, celebrate a life and bring comfort to the living.