“Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there.
― Morrie Schwartz
Losing anyone we love is one of the hardest things we have to face in life. To honour your loved one, Always and Forever will help and guide you through the ceremony process to create a bespoke and memorable life celebration ceremony (funeral).
Together with you, Always and Forever will write a fitting eulogy, suggest readings, poems, enhancements and music, ensuring your loved one will have a celebration of life ceremony that represents their true personality and individuality.
If your loved one has a pre prepared ceremony, we would be honoured to carry out their wishes and lead their celebration of life ceremony.
Below is a list of Funeral / Life Celebrations we provide:
Funeral Ceremony (Celebration of Life)
A funeral / celebration of life ceremony can be held in the Funeral Directors, your home, civil church, hotel or outdoors (weather permitting)
Funeral Cremation Ceremony:
A cremation ceremony would be carried out in a crematorium.
Some wish to have their celebration of life ceremony where you or your loved one has decided to be interred. As I am a Funeral celebrant these can only be performed in green burial grounds or burial sites operated by your local Council and not by any religious organisations (Without Prior Permission). A lovely example of a green burial grounds is Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground in Wexford.
Scattering of Ashes:
If your loved one had particular wishes on the scattering of their ashes, this can be incorporated in a Scattering of Ashes Ceremony. Like a celebration of life ceremony, readings, poems and music could be included. Please note you may need to seek permission if the ashes are to be scattered at a particular location.
Month's Mind / Anniversary:
These can be performed at a hotel, your home, civil church, outdoors (weather permitting) or Funeral Directors.
Memorials: (After Covid - Celebration of Life Ceremony):
Losing a loved one at any time is extremely hard; losing a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic was exceptionally difficult for families. As a nation, we come together during grief to support each other, to celebrate and share stories of our loved ones who have passed. COVID-19 has prevented many families from celebrating their loved one’s life in the way they would have liked. An “After Covid Celebration of Life Ceremony” allows you and your family to have the funeral celebration that you would have wished for your loved one. During this bespoke ceremony, you can choose readings, music, and enhancements (i.e., planting a tree in their honour) along with a fitting life eulogy.
If you or your loved one has any wishes for your celebration of life ceremony and would like to prepare a celebration in advance this can be arranged. We will meet with you and your loved one and together we will create a bespoke individual celebration of life ceremony that can be used at a later date.
If you have any questions on the services we provide please do not hesitate to contact me.