Blog posts in the 'Dying Matters' category

Dying Matters Awareness Week May 12, 2014

Filed under: Death, Dying Matters, Funerals

  This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week.  As a Celebrant, I help families to design the funeral ceremony for their loved one – but often, they have no idea where to start, as death has not been discussed.  This is often true even in cases where the person who has died had a terminal […]

Dying Matters Awareness Week May 10, 2014

Filed under: Death, Dying Matters, Eulogy, Funerals

This coming week, I will be officiating at 4 different funerals.  The last one of the week is for a gentleman in his 95th year – and so we could imagine it was a death ‘to be expected’.  But my first funeral this week is for a man in his prime.  A fit and healthy man whose […]

You Only Live Once? April 10, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Death, Dying Matters, Funerals

Wrong!  You only DIE once!!  #YODO as the Dying Matters Awareness folk call it – and this is the theme for their Awareness Week in May this year. Peaches Geldof has been on my mind a lot… I doubt somehow that she had made her final wishes known. We assume that making our arrangements is […]