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End of Life Ceremonies

I care passionately that a funeral should be created with care and thought to ensure that your loved one’s lives are celebrated and the family left behind, are given time and space to say their farewells.


It is your last chance to show your love, so we make it count.

There is no fixed format to follow, every funeral is different and I sit with you and listen, getting to know you and your loved one.


We then create your loved one's celebration of life that captures their unique essence, together.

A listening volunteer at The Samaritans for over 25 years has given me a true understanding of supporting families when there is a sudden, unexpected death of their loved one.

I am happy to officiate in Churches, Crematorium, and Burial sites, specifically Woodland Burial sites and meadows and you can book me direct, just call 07768 987040 

Full Care Plan available on request for Families & Funeral Directors. 

End of life celebration Oxford

Kind words "You instinctively knew that we want to keep a loved person with us against all odds but that is not always possible.... Thank you Dear Fiona you made a spectacular contribution at the end of a life well lived....I think the beauty of the service you led will heal ...... All I can say is - you are the best- I am so grateful that you gave meaning to ____ when they most needed it" Nov 23 


" You have done an excellent job distilling J’s essence from our mish-mash of information! Thank you for your draft script and the words, they are beautiful. I found them very moving. Perfect.  J’s husband Apr 23"


"I cannot recommend Fiona highly enough. She was exceptionally kind, patient and professional and, from the word go, I knew that my mother’s funeral was in safe hands. Fiona must have put in hours and hours of work to making sure that everything was perfect. It was clear that she wanted the Eulogy to be just right and she had clearly thought about every detail. Once it was written, she was entirely willing to change whatever we wanted whether it was to add details or take them out; her sole aim was that we should be happy with the result, and we certainly were.  For years I had dreaded having to get through my mother’s funeral, but with Fiona’s involvement we had a service that was personal and beautiful. I look back on the day with a feeling of warmth and fondness – not something that I would ever have expected to feel about such an occasion – and also gratitude to Fiona for her kindness, attention to detail and professionalism. Thank you Fiona."

Mrs N Bush- Feb 23

Eulogy writing service for the living - some clients like to have their Eulogy and End of Life service planned in advance, so that it reflects their wishes and helps their next of kin and family with their funeral arrangements when they die - It is always a privilege to work with someone on their own End of Life service, often in partnership with their close family. The relief that is felt when all the service words are written is palpable, once agreed I then hold this file until it is needed.  If you would like to understand more about this very unique service, please contact me and we can arrange a complimentary discovery chat to discuss.

End of life service, inter of ashes, burial – my promise to you – what is included?

  • Initial call to offer my condolences and plan a face-to-face meeting.

  • Meet with you and your close family, usually about 90 mins, to actively listen to you and your families wishes for your loved one, to discuss your thoughts and wishes for the service.

  • Once we have agreed date, I will secure the date and will only officiate at your ceremony that day.

  • Decide on future contact methods e.g. Personal WhatsApp group.

  • Writing and design of service.

  • Sourcing readings/poems/music.

  • Writing, or support of writing, of any words you would like to say, or other family or friends would like to say, on the day and create a unique ceremony script.

  • Ensure you are happy with the content of the script via hard copies or email before the service.

  • Officiating the ceremony on the day and supporting you.

  • Lastly, I include a full copy of your specially written transcript as a lasting memory of your loved one’s life and family memories.

Costings – from £270

Children under 2yrs - no charge.

Contact me


"To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die" Thomas Campbell

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