Funeral Celebrant Cornwall

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Melanie Richardson


Here are a selection of testimonials from families I have worked with.

After the funeral…

It is always a privilege to work with families, both to create the ceremony that is right for them and officiate on the day.  I often receive emails and letters of thanks afterwards and am grateful and humbled by the kind words so generously shared.

I have had so many lovely comments from people about the service. Everyone was so complimentary about what you helped us achieve, and I really want to say the biggest thanks from us all. The way you teased out our memories with some really great questions, the way you pulled it all together and incorporated the kids’ memories too – it all just ran seamlessly and respectfully – bringing mum’s faith and the family’s stance into one lovely service that did her proud.

- LH

Thank you so much for officiating at Dad’s funeral service at Glynn Valley. It was a beautiful occasion and really reflected Dad’s personality and philosophy. Your words were so apposite and captured everyone’s feelings so well. Thanks for your sensitivity and marvellous tact when meeting Mum; it really is a rare and precious skill which I appreciated enormously.

- JP

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful celebration of remembrance you gave for my husband. You were brilliant. You encapsulated his life so succinctly, not only with professionalism but also with compassion and care and we loved every bit of it (even the ‘gruff’ bit, which was so true.) I am so glad that you were the celebrant, you were just perfect.

- CJ

Thank you for your enormous help in putting together the service for my late husband’s funeral, particularly in providing me with the choices of readings which included two perfect pieces. On the day a lot of people offered thanks and compliments about the service, particularly the grandchildren. Your delivery was just perfect as was your compassion towards me. With your help, I fulfilled my ambition to send him off in the style he deserved.

- DT

You are so easy to work with because of your flexibility, empathy, your writing style and much more. I felt you captured my late husband’s personality and his idiosyncrasies, and his friends recognised your description of him immediately. I got many compliments about you afterwards, and one person decided he wanted a celebrant too. I don’t know what I would have done without your compassion and patience!

- SP

I wanted to especially thank you, both for acting as celebrant at my late wife’s funeral and for your email. I was particularly touched and comforted by the way – you especially – helped me through the process of arranging the funeral and for your kindness and compassion at all times, it will long be remembered. The funeral was all that I could have hoped for and the most common adjective that I have heard from friends and relatives describing the service is ‘lovely’ – perhaps a trifle incongruous but perfectly descriptive of proceedings and just what I would have hoped for.

- NL

A huge thank you for the lovely tribute you wrote and delivered about our Mum. It was very true, sensitive, and funny and just perfect for a good send off. Thank you so much Mel, your huge, kind heart will always be remembered for making it a lovely day. We will endeavour to live as Mum would want us to; hardworking, happy and fun.

- J & S