Funerals by Fiona

As your funeral celebrant, I will look after you on the day of the funeral and deliver a ceremony that reflects and celebrates the life and uniqueness of your loved one.

I understand that planning a funeral is really difficult for you at this distressing time and I will help you and guide you through planning the ceremony.

A celebrant led funeral is all about what type of farewell you want on the day – no rules and no restrictions (within reason!).


About Me

I live in North Cornwall with my husband and two dogs. I am professional, caring and friendly.

I have successfully completed my NOCN Diploma, which is the highest possible qualification in Funeral Celebrancy in the UK and I am a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants.

I follow the Funeral Celebrant Accord which sets the standards  by which all Funeral Celebrants should be measured.

I love my role which enables me to support you at a very emotional and stressful time.


What happens next? Normally your Funeral Director will recommend me or a friend may have referred me.


  • I will meet with you to chat about your loved one’s life and gather key details and your favourite memories. Ones that make you laugh or smile are great.

  • I will write a draft script for your approval, including the eulogy – or you may draft the eulogy if you prefer.

  • Family or friends may contribute and speak at the ceremony or I  can deliver the total ceremony if you prefer.

  • I will help you to choose a poem or reading  - or you may have a favourite?

  • You can choose favourite music to be played.

  • You can choose to include religious content or a prayer, or you may choose to have no religious content at all.

  • I will manage the ceremony on the day and support you.

  • I will give you a presentation script to keep or share with those who could not attend.


I am also available for Memorial Services, Scattering of Ashes or pre Funeral Planning.




Tel: 07527 081872



11/11/2021:  Val Hoskin

I just wanted to say thank you so much for today you did a really great job and thanks for your time over the last week or so. 

29/8/21: Steve Hodgkinson – Memorial Ceremony

Fiona oversaw the celebration of life ceremony for our recently deceased father. In constructing the eulogy, she used her obvious experience to suggest ways in which to get the tone just right, which played out on the day to great effect. In conducting the event itself, her composed and sincere nature ensured that everything flowed beautifully and delivered exactly the kind of touching tribute we were hoping for. It was a pleasure to meet and work with her, and we highly recommend her services."


19/1/2021: Colin Tindall

Thank you again for your support and help this week. The acid test, my mother, said you did a great job (and we all agree). You helped us greatly, and did it well. I admire that.


2/10/2020: Eveline Nevin

I'd just like to thank for you everything, mummys service was absolutely beautiful, so many people commented on how amazing you were, it brought comfort to us all with your professionalism and dignity, mummy had the best send off, what a remarkable lady you are ❣


 20/8/2020: Heather Bates

Just a quick note to say a big thankyou on behalf of all our family. The service went very well, and was well received over here in England. Everybody I've spoken to this afternoon, both family and friends have said what a lovely summary of Heather's you delivered; it was just......Heather.