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Saying goodbye to someone you love is probably one of the most difficult things we face in our lives.

I believe that a funeral ceremony should be a fitting and memorable one,  which will reflect their personality and all the little details about their life;   the things they enjoyed;  the stories that still need to be told.

Working together, I will create a beautiful ceremony, which will allow everyone involved to bear witness to the life of their loved one, through the Eulogy or individual Tributes.  The Ceremony can include any type of music, poems, and readings, and enable you to share all the things that were important to your loved one, and will bring you and your family some degree of comfort and solace in the future.

With my experience of ceremonies, I would be happy to advise you on format and content – some funerals can be very different;  including uplifting and symbolic practices such as the release of doves, butterflies, or balloons.  The ceremony can be held at a crematorium, chapel and graveside,  at home or in a woodland burial setting.  I am also available to co-ordinate and conduct Memorial Services which can be held after a short private Service at Crematoria or chapel, allowing more time for a fitting goodbye, and enabling everyone to share their stories and gather in friendship and support.

Please feel free to ask me about anything regarding the ceremony.   I am happy to include religious hymns or prayers and indeed any content that reflects the wishes of your loved one, and your own ideas,  so that it really is a truly fitting way to say goodbye, in a warm and personal ceremony.

sympathy flower bowl As an experienced Funeral Celebrant and member of the County Celebrants Network, it will be both an honour and a privilege to work with you and create a truly meaningful funeral ceremony.

Please contact me for further information and advice.  Call 07800 543 426 or email

I am so grateful and humbled to receive such kind comments from clients and will do my utmost to provide a comforting and caring service.

“Thank you Yvonne for such a caring Service – you made it very personal”  Simon S.

” Your Service was very comforting and sensitive – thank you.”   Lesley S.

“Your service was just perfect.  I couldn’t have done it without your help.  Thank you.” H.K.

“You captured mum so well, and we love what you wrote for us.” Kayleay S.

“Thank you again for the lovely service you gave …. which helped make it a better day than we expected. You perfectly captured my Dad…”  Karen S. 

“….we were superbly, professionally and gently assisted by our Funeral Director …. and Yvonne Beck, our wonderful, sensitive Celebrant.”  Julie L.  


Yvonne has a background in Social and Economic regeneration programmes for adults and young people, and worked in adult vocational education and training for over 40 years.  Yvonne has been a Funeral Celebrant since 2013, following her professional training with the County Celebrants Network, and will be honoured to write and conduct caring and sensitive Funeral Services, Memorials and End of Life Plans for Funeral Directors and their Clients, in the London and Greater London area.  Yvonne is fully insured and is a Supplier Member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.  Yvonne can provide support and advice 7 days a week by appointment.