Specialist areas

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender funerals

In many ways the requirements for the funerals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are similar to any one else’s. No one life story is the same. It can be reassuring, however, to know that the person conducting your funeral really understands the issues involved, whether that means being out and proud, discreet, or simply, being¬†everything you really are. Do call me and see if I have the experience and can offer the empathy that you require.

Difficult relationships

You may be organising the funeral for a family member who was not really a ‚Äėloved one’. It may be difficult to express the complicated feelings that exist. In my experience it is possible to express the truth of a life without being disrespectful and it is possible to find words that can help in the grieving process.

Resolving Conflict

Sometimes members of the family, or friends have very different experiences of the deceased, and want their view of the person who has died to be represented at the funeral. Humanist celebrants in the North-West have developed a ritual that can represent and honour the differing experiences of family and friends. If the situation is too painful for everyone to attend a ceremony together, separate memorials can be arranged.