All funerals are special, how could they not be?
Funerals for Friends
The funeral ceremony is the last gift that I can give to a friend. The first time I officiated for a friend I was asked how I could cope with the service for a friend. My answer is because that person was my friend! My knowledge of that person, our friendship and the wider circle all combined for a truly memorable ceremony. Since that first time, sadly, I have officiated at the funerals of a number of friends.
Funerals for Comrades
As time goes by I’m called more frequently to officiate at funerals for dedicated unionists and and/or socialists. My ceremonies reflect the values inspired by unionism, the struggles in the cause and the desired outcome of justice and equality for all.
Funerals for Women
Even though I am an atheist, I have been honoured to officiate at funerals of women who followed the concept of the Divine Feminine. I thank those women for, in their last days, naming me as their funeral celebrant. My ceremonies were tailored to this feminine concept, not a mere transliteration of male to female. Ask me about the Chants, Songs and Prayers for Women.