The Gentlest of Gardeners...

The Gentlest of Gardeners…

Last week we said farewell to an elderly gentleman who’d achieved a great deal in his life in terms of his career but who’d always been happiest at home, working away at his easel, or pottering around out in his garden. He had taken very little from this world and he’d left behind lots of Read More

Simple Life

Not everyone has lived a really exciting life, not everyone has had a dynamic job or even traveled extensively, some people are just not interested in all those things. I have done several funeral services lately where I have spoken about individuals who have preferred the ‘simple life’ and sometimes their families are a little Read More

Leaving the image of a smile…

When individuals die they leave all sorts of memories in the world and those memories become a little part of everyone who has ever come into contact with them. But to me there can’t be anything better than leaving the image of a smile. Yesterday we said goodbye to one such lady; someone who had Read More

Trying to understand why he chose to go…

Today our Stafford community said farewell to yet another good friend. Depression alters a persons perception of their usefulness in the world, and Dave had lost sight of just how valuable he was to everyone who loved him, he therefore decided that it was his time to leave. We will never know what his final Read More

Saying goodbye to an old school friend…

This morning we have said goodbye in droves to a lady who was such a “giving” member of our local community in Stafford. Born here, educated here and worked here as a nurse at the hospital for 23 years, she gave and gave and gave to the people and animals in her life. We were Read More

For those who have served their country…

This piece of music is very popular at funerals of those who have been in the military and it’s one classical piece that I never tire of hearing. We played it today at the end of the service for a retired police officer, who had worked in some very demanding situations throughout his career. It Read More

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