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CELEBRATION - DIGNITY - RESPECT

A service to truly reflect the unique qualities of your loved one

Elaine Maloney is an independent funeral celebrant, creating bespoke services that combine religious, secular, humanist or spiritual elements. Elaine is a vastly experienced educator and public speaker, holding degrees in education and management. She enjoyed a long and successful career as a headteacher and school inspector and has spoken at many conferences at home and abroad.

 Elaine, Thank You from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful service and tribute to my Dads Life. It was absolutely perfect and captured every facet of his personality and character. Everyone remarked on what a wonderful service you gave him, and were so touched by it. I could not be happier, and I know Mel & all Jim’s family feel the same. You can see when you speak the feeling and emotional connection that you have. It is a gift to be able to help people at what is one of the saddest times, and give them beautiful memories. So glad you met Angela, xxxxxx 

Karen & Family - 15/05/2021
     

 When my lovely daughter, Helen passed away, we quickly understood how much work had to be done. After searching for a Celebrant, we were introduced to Elaine and from the first contact with her we felt very comfortable and realised that she was the perfect person to carry out this important role for our family. It was apparent from the beginning that nothing was too much trouble for Elaine and her mission was to make our lives as easy as possible and that is exactly what she did. She listened to our requirements and took on the responsibility for the smooth running of our ordeal at this incredibly stressful time for the family. Elaine liaised with the undertakers, the florist and the beautiful staff at Greenacres (where Helen was laid to rest) RE music and photographs - Taking everything off our shoulders. Elaine’s natural kindness, empathy and professionalism shone through from the start to the end. I cannot sing her praises highly enough. 

Carole Bell - 15/03/2021
     

 Hi Elaine, I just want to say thank you for today. You made us feel special like you were a family friend. Thank your for reading my speech out, it sounded better the way you spoke it than in my head. A million thanks 

Richie and family
     

 I want to take the opportunity to thank you for the wonderful Celebration Service you lead on Friday on behalf of my Uncle, Jeffrey Steven. you spoke from the heart and even though you knew little about Jeff when asked to conduct the service you made it sound as though you, personally, had known him many years. It was touching listening to how you spoke about Jeff and very emotional at times. Many thanks for your service to the community and it was a blessing chatting to you. Thank you once again 

Harry and Chris Jacobson
     

 Dear Elaine I wanted to drop you a personal note with heartfelt thanks for your service last week. We thought that the whole funeral went very well, and I received numerous comments on what a lovely person you are and how appropriate your words were, as if you knew Jackie well. I had been discussing with my son how things become important in our lives for a brief period of time, the nurses on the ward, even the walk to the car park opposite the hospital which for a brief period takes on great significance as a place where you are forced to think grave thoughts or have to make important decisions. For a brief moment you had a very special place in our lives, fulfilling a critical task with professionalism, warmth and grace; we’re very grateful to you. With renewed thanks and warmest regards 

Pete Burke
     

 To Elaine You were there for us at difficult times through this last year , supporting us all the way with two people we loved dearly , You went out of your way to make sure all the things that made that person special were part of the service , nothing was to much for you Adding the personal touch of the Christmas scarf and the lightsabre will always be remembered with fond memories You took your time to know each one of them , and your words truly captured this at the services . You were a great support to us and the families Thank again 

Michelle Carmon
     

 Hi Elaine, Just a quick note to thank you for today. Everyone thought the service was lovely and many people commented on how good you were. In fact my cousin thought you knew Dad personally so I think that was a job well done. 

Mel
     

 Hi Elaine, we just wanted to say a huge thank you to you again for all your support. You are an absolute Angel and we love you for it. Mitzi doesn’t trust easily but she felt completely safe in your hands, that speaks volumes to me. You made an awful time so much easier with your compassion, understanding, empathy and your wonderful sense of humour. I’ve loved meeting you and hopefully will see you again soon in better circumstances. Take care xxx 

Michelle and Mitzi - 16 Feb 2022
     

 Elaine just to let you know that all the feedback from your performance has been superb. Thankyou so much for making a difficult day so bearable. 

John Skeaping - 06/04/2022
     

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