Mavis J Eastaugh
It was nearly ten years ago, now that I thought I would put my skills to use and become a Civil Celebrant. My background is nursing. I am a bereavement councillor and I have a degree in human recourse management.
My husband, who is the Funeral Director at Padfields Funeral Service in Barnstaple had directed a funeral where he said, “That was not the sort of funeral the family were looking for”. Having recently read written and read the eulogy at a friend’s funeral I thought I would like to do the job of a funeral celebrant.
I found a training company and completed my training in Funeral Celebrancy. I was one of the first in the country to obtain a Diploma.
I use my skills to give your loved one that bespoke funeral that they so deserve.
Just a few comments from those who have used my services:
This was a perfect ceremony and everyone who attended agreed.
“Most hadn’t attended a Civil Funeral before but more than one of us will think about this type of ceremony in the future. We also found it to be more personal and easier for the younger members of the family to deal with in remembering their nan.
I would certainly recommend this type of service and was so impressed that my will has been changed to include a Civil Funeral for when my time comes.
Once again, many thanks for making a difficult day easier to cope with.”
“Mavis was very thoughtful and considerate; the tribute to my husband was excellent and absolutely correct. Please give her my very warm thanks.”
“I was very impressed with the whole procedure – from the first interview, when a smiling face embraced the situation, understood what I wanted for the ceremony. I had written the tribute myself and I appreciated how we talked about my late father just like two old friends – so comforting to me. I will recommend all my family to look into having a Civil Funeral they were all so impressed by Mavis Eastaugh – a lovely lady.”
“There is only one word to express our feelings “EXCELLENT””
“We found the Civil Funeral enabled us to create a very personal ceremony, where we could include some religion, references in hymns and readings. The celebrant was able to help us design the service around our wishes and ensure we kept to the time available. She was also able to take over during the service when family members found it difficult to complete their spoken tributes.”