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IT'S ABOUT CHOICE

In recent years in Scotland, the conduct and traditions observed at funeral services have changed with a distinct move towards “Celebrations of Life” that are constructed to encompass the essence of life and personality of the person being remembered.


Also today, many people are not members of any of the established churches and feel uncom­fortable approaching a member of the clergy to conduct a funeral service, in particular if their loved one had not attended church for many years.

 

Some people are also not comfortable with a full traditional religious service but, at the same time, wish a funeral with some form of religious input (hymns, scripture readings, prayers) that reflects the beliefs their love one may have held, although not a regular church attendee.


Others may, of course, wish a completely non-religious service. Click here to contact Alan Saunderson and discuss your requirements.

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WHAT'S DIFFERENT?

STRUCTURE

Unlike a secular ceremony, hymns, scripture readings and prayers can be included. Also, favourite music can be played.

 

If you would like friends and family to take part (to read a poem or deliver a eulogy) this can also be accommodated.


The ceremony could take place entirely at the cemetery or crematorium, or it could begin at another location, for example, your home or the Funeral Director's service room.


Click here to contact Alan and discuss your requirements.

The service may take place at the Funeral Director's service room, crematorium chapel, graveside or, as is becoming more popular, a hotel or community hall.

 

The funeral outline will be discussed and settled upon when Alan visits your home. There will be deep, ongoing and thorough communication with your family. Alan will also provide you with a draft tribute of the eulogy a few days before the service to ensure that all information is accurate.


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WHY CHOOSE
ALAN SAUNDERSON?

Alan has over 15 years' experience conducting funeral services throughout the West of Scotland. He will work with your family to provide a full religious, semi-religious or non-religious service that will be a fitting tribute to your loved one.

 

Alan will help make one of the most difficult days of your family’s lives a bit easier with an appropriate memorial service for your loved one.


While anyone may conduct a funeral service, this is an area where Alan’s experience, professionalism and personal empathy can make the difference between a beautiful moving service or one which leaves the family feeling disappointed.


Click here to contact Alan and discuss your requirements.

Hi Alan,

Sorry we didn’t get the chance to catch up after the service, but Ian and I would like to thank you for today. It was a lovely service and beautifully delivered.

Kind regards,
Andrew 

Hi Alan,

 

On behalf of all my family can I say a huge thank you for the respectful and beautiful service for our dad yesterday. We couldn't have asked for any more.

Regards,

Audrey

Hi Alan,

Thank you so much for Monday. Your service was lovely and reflected my Dad’s character so perfectly. We can’t thank you enough!

Sincerest gratitude,

Suzie

EXAMPLE SERVICES

Opening music 
Opening/welcome
Reading of a poem or scripture lesson
Main tribute/eulogy
The committal
Music for reflection
Prayer
Closing remarks
Hymn
Closing music 

Opening music 
Opening/welcome
Reading of a poem 
Main tribute/eulogy
The committal
Music for reflection
Closing remarks
Closing music 

Opening music 
Opening/welcome
Hymn
Prayer
Scripture reading
Main tribute/eulogy
The committal 
Prayer
Closing remarks
Hymn
Closing music

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CONTACT

Thanks for your message. Alan will be in touch as soon as possible.