Kerry-Ann Stanton

Lock down, staying in our bubble and no funerals: Kerry-Ann Stanton, Community Celebrant

The death of someone we love and care for is hard enough under normal circumstances.  Now, until further notice, we cannot gather physically to mark, honour, remember, celebrate, cry and laugh for our family member, friend or colleague. There has been a recent trend to ‘direct cremations’ and no ceremony.  I am not keen on …

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Music at Funerals – in and out

I always advocate that we use music that the deceased has chosen or at least the music the people closest to the deceased have chosen.  Without exception this makes the ceremony instantly more personal. Leonard Cohen’s beautiful ‘The Anthem’ was picked as the piece to carry out from a service recently.  The lyrics were printed …

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Speaking at Funerals

I want to speak at my mother/father/sister/brother/friend’s funeral, but I don’t think I can!  Speaking from the heart … Do you ever scan the death notices and gulp when you see someone you know?  If it is someone you care about and would like to acknowledge do you gulp again in fear of getting up …

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