The words below are messages I have received from families who have had a

Humanist funeral or memorial service for their loved one.

 

Funeral conducted in north Dublin for a Portmarnock/Donegal family

Thank you for everything both before and during Mum’s funeral service. Everywhere I go people are still commenting on what a beautiful service it was and are singing your praises. It is so comforting to know that we gave her the send off she deserved. 
It takes a very special person to be able to communicate in the way in which you did at her service and Mum clearly saw that in you from the moment she met you…
Vanessa
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Funeral conducted at Newlands Cross Crematorium for a Wexford/Kildare family

Hi Siobhan, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say, thank you so much for today. You really helped make it an excellent service for my Dad and made the ordeal so much easier for myself and Kate.

Everyone spoke very highly of you afterwards…. I know it’s the type of send off he would have liked.

Thanks again and take care, Rob.

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Graveside & Celebration conducted at Glasnevin Cemetery for a London/Irish family

Dear Siobhán, I would like to thank you, on behalf of all of our family, for being the celebrant at the interment ceremony and celebration for my mother on 21 April.

You were knowledgeable, kind and reassuring and I know our mother would have approved of what you said!

I would gladly recommend your services to another family in a similar situation. Kind regards, Carlos

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Funeral conducted at Newlands Cross Crematorium Chapel for a Kildare family

All sides of the family were impressed by the celebration. I had hoped to speak about my life with K but by the end of the poem I knew that that would have been impossible. However your words conveyed much of what I wanted to say.

This was mine and for most of the family, their first experience of a Humanist Ceremony and all who spoke to me were complimentary.

Sincere thanks for your advice and assistance when it was very much needed. Kind Regards, Sean

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Funeral conducted at family home and at Dardistown Crematorium for a Dublin family

Thanks for thinking of us Siobhán, we are doing OK. I just want to say thank you again for such an amazing job, you made a very difficult time much more easier to get through and you will be highly recommended by me and my family. All the best, R

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Funeral conducted at Newlands Cross Crematorium Chapel for a Meath family

Dear Siobhán, We were so pleased with your contribution to Declan’s farewell, you were the subject of lots of warm compliments, many people said they had no idea that type of funeral was possible, and would like to have a similar service themselves, the word dignified was mentioned several times. Thank you very much, Siobhan, for all your advice and guidance on what was a very sad occasion for our family. Gwen

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Memorial service conducted in a north Dublin hotel for a local family

Siobhán, Many thanks again for the service and your help to Emily and myself in arranging it. You set just the right tone for the day. I have had many compliments on the manner in which the memorial was conducted. We feel that the event achieved all that we expected and more. Sincere regards, John

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Funeral service conducted in Mount Jerome Crematorium Chapel for a Dublin family

Hi Siobhan, thanks again for the lovely service yesterday, your professionalism and empathy meant a lot to me and my family, I hope we meet again under happier circumstances. Niall

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Funeral conducted at Newlands Cross Crematorium Chapel for a Kildare family

Dear Siobhán, I would just like to thank you again for Andy’s service. You were amazing, I felt that you truly knew him and captured all his mannerisms. So many people have asked for your details after the funeral which I have passed on. I would highly recommend you to anyone that comes my way and I hope our paths meet again but in better circumstances. Best Wishes, Clare

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Funeral service conducted in Mount Jerome Crematorium Chapel for a Dublin family

Hi Siobhan, on behalf of my dad, Lesley and David I’d like to thank you for yesterday. Everyone thought it was a lovely service and we enlightened a lot of people about humanism.  You spoke with professionalism and compassion, this helped to make the whole experience more bearable. Audrey

Funeral service conducted in Mount Jerome Crematorium Chapel for a Dublin family

Siobhán, On behalf of the family, I’d like to express our gratitude for your very professional assistance at this morning’s ceremony for my father, Willem. Many people have expressed their appreciation and that it was a very fitting way to remember him. Again many thanks. Pieter