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 Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: rossmcno1  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 11:57

Hi all

Unfortunately I lost my dad on Friday, thankfully peacefully after a short battle with MND.

I now have the task of arranging the funeral and all that comes with it, and am wondering if anyone has any recommendations on a local celebrant. He wasn’t religious but did believe in a higher power, and with his passion for the Pars and life in general, I want to find someone that can capture that without too much churchy stuff. Any recommendations would be grateful, thanks everyone.



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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: Mr Mac  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 12:05

Sorry to hear of your loss.

I can't suggest any particular person as I'm through in Falkirk, however the Humanist Society might be able to help. We attended the funeral of a very good friend to my wife and her siblings and the Humanist who led the service was excellent at capturing the person.

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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 12:15

Theres a guy in where the library was in abbeyview. Sounds a nice chap
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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 14:24

I've been to a couple of funerals where a humanist provided a much better insight into the person and also had people laughing.Which in the case of the second one and it's circumstances was remarkable, and raised the tone from utterly bleak and sombre to a celebration of the persons life and achievements. All I can remember is that he was called Neil and made a sad day happier and a memorable goodbye to a good pal.

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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 18:07

Hi ross, so sorry to hear this. Condolences to you and yours.

Shrek, wisnae Neil Mellis from here was it?
https://www.humanist-ceremonies.org/profiles

Or Mr Anderson

https://www.humanism.scot/ceremonies/find/2/neil-andersonhumanism-scot/

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Topic Originator: parforthecourse  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 18:07

Sorry for your loss.

There's a Dunfy based woman in here:

https://www.humanist-ceremonies.org/profiles

Also seems well regarded on her Facebook page....
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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 18:42

Sorry to hear the news Ross.

Graham Primrose is your man. Hes a Par too. Ill find a link.

https://specialandpreciousmemories.co.uk/



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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 21:25

Really sorry to hear that, Ross. A slight crumb of comfort in that it was a short battle with MND.

There's a stout, Irish man that is often at Dunfermline Crem doing services. I'm sorry I don't know his name, but he is very good.




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: Parsbilly  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 21:52

Dennis, would recommend him too but don't have his details
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Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 21:56

Madden?

http://www.scottishcelebrants.org/denis-madden-2/

Pretty sure he did my gran's....my mum spoke highly of him.
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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 22:22

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Raymie the Legend, Mon 21 Oct 21:25

Really sorry to hear that, Ross. A slight crumb of comfort in that it was a short battle with MND.

There's a stout, Irish man that is often at Dunfermline Crem doing services. I'm sorry I don't know his name, but he is very good.


That is Dennis Madden. Another good shout.

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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: rossmcno1  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 22:28

Thanks everyone for your posts, wishes and recommendations. Really appreciated.



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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 21 Oct 22:28

Denis Madden. https://www.facebook.com/UniqueServicesCelebrants/



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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: biggrizz  
Date:   Tue 22 Oct 06:23

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PARrot, Mon 21 Oct 18:42

Sorry to hear the news Ross.

Graham Primrose is your man. Hes a Par too. Ill find a link.

https://specialandpreciousmemories.co.uk/

Sorry for your loss.
Graham did my Mother in laws cremation and was very good.

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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Tue 22 Oct 06:33

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Raymie the Legend, Mon 21 Oct 21:25

Really sorry to hear that, Ross. A slight crumb of comfort in that it was a short battle with MND.

There's a stout, Irish man that is often at Dunfermline Crem doing services. I'm sorry I don't know his name, but he is very good.


I'm sure that's the guy who has an office in abbeyview.
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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Tue 22 Oct 09:45

Correct.

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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: rossmcno1  
Date:   Wed 23 Oct 14:09

Thanks everyone, have spoken to Graham Primrose and he will be leading the celebration of dads life.

My Dad, Kenneth Mc Clung’s funeral will be at Dunfermline Crematorium on Wednesday 30th October at 1.15pm.

It will be a celebration of his life and his times, and you are all welcome to join us. There will be laughs, tears and many happy memories. If you know someone who knew my dad but isn’t on social media please tell them and spread the word. If you didn’t know my dad but knew of him through me, you are welcome to come too and hear just how special he was.

No flowers please, and if you do wish to make donations then please do so to www.mndscotland.org.uk/fundraising/make-a-donation/

Please come dressed as you feel comfortable, dad never really took notice of my nagging of his dress sense ☺️ so be comfortable with what you wear.

After the service we will be meeting at the Hillpark Hotel (formerly Gladyer Inn) at Rosyth for a cuppa and a buffet.

Thank you all and we look forward to seeing you there for a great send off.



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 Re: Celebrants - funerals
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 26 Oct 19:34

Another for graham primrose, did a good job for by my grandad earlier this year...

Just sitting here drenched in my own negativity!
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