Hello, my name is Annette MacDonald and I am a fully qualified Funeral Director, working in Aberdeen with many years experience.
Through the years, I have listened to the families for whom I was privileged to be able to assist and I know that they appreciated being given a choice as to how the service for their loved one was conducted. As a result of this, I took the steps to continue my professional development and train as a Civil Celebrant.
We all know that traditionally a Minister would preside over the funeral service, but more and more families wanted a less religious service, Humanist ceremonies may suit some, however they do not allow any spiritual content or the chance to sing a hymn. I believe that it is not up to the officiant to decide what content can or cannot be included, you have the right to the service most befitting your beliefs.
For advice or guidance, my contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors on 01224 580377.