Liz Thompson - Celebrant Manchester
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Funeral Celebrant Manchester | Unity Ceremonies | non religious funerals | Humanist Funerals

“Hi Liz. Just wanted to say a massive thanks for your speech. It was very poignant and, put together amazing. I’m so glad that John at Dignity gave us you as his favourite lady. It was truly amazing.  You did my mum proud. And we had a sad but amazing day. I cannot thank you enough. I think my mum would have wanted you to do the service. Thank you. Have a fantastic weekend.

Chris Dair/Carlene/Kade.

“Hi Liz, I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely service and send off you gave my dad. Everyone said how lovely it was and thought we knew one another prior to the funeral. That is testament to how personal and heartfelt you made it. I would certainly also recommend you to others. Your kind and thoughtful approach made me feel better in a very bad situation. I am more than happy for you to include my comments on your website if you wish. Once again a big thank you”

Julie Webster.

Thank you Liz, we cannot express our deep gratitude to you. You listened to our stories of Dad through our tears. You created such a beautiful service, reflecting on our words, his personality, love for his family, warmth and his humour shone through in how you spoke of him. We laughed we cried. But mostly we felt proud that we sent him off with truth, respect, and dignity. Much love to you, from all our family,

Karen Welsh xxx

Dear Liz, Thank you so much for everything. Everyone was very complimentary about you and the service in general. We couldn’t have wished for a nicer person to organise and and perform the ceremony.” Thank you again,

Kind regards, Chris Temple

Morning Liz,

We felt that it would only be right to thank you on behalf of myself, Joanne, Hollie, Jack and the remainder of the family and friends who attended Christine’s funeral.
The amount of comments we received on how you and Elizabeth Way arranged and conducted the whole ceremony was unbelievable.
Your delivery of the service and words, spoke with sincerity and passion touched each and everybody who attended and summed up “My Christine” to a “T”,we appreciated the copy of the service as this will be kept in remembrance of Chris by the family and passed down through the family, once again many thanks on behalf of us all.

Kindest Regards, Brian

Liz was recommended by Rosie Grant at Natural Endings when our original celebrant was unavailable on the funeral date chosen – and what a great recommendation it was!  From the outset Liz took our complicated situation (friends organising a friend’s funeral with minimal input from family) in her stride and proved herself to be flexible and empathic.  She dealt with our friend’s family with love and understanding, gave voices to his friends and wrote the most wonderful service based on those memories and anecdotes about a really unique person.  Afterwards everyone was amazed by how true the whole event was to him and his character, and even a ‘funeral-phobic’ family member was overwhelmingly positive about what a celebration of our friend’s life it had been.  We look forward to Liz closing the circle when she officiates at the scattering of his ashes in due course and cannot thank her enough for making a very difficult situation so much easier to deal with.  We laughed, we cried, and we felt him very much there with us through Liz’s carefully chosen words. All the best

Helen x

Hi Liz, Just to say thank you so much for giving my Mum the best send off she could ever hope for. Everyone said how lovely it all was and absolutely loved hearing all the personal memories, it was all just right. Also, the care home staff were really touched to be mentioned. It was a really beautiful service.
Also, thank you for the booklet with all the words, it will be nice to revisit in the future. Thanks once again.

Helen Simpson

We all just want to say a very big thank you for your contribution to the service yesterday.  We all felt really moved by your words and the whole service was very well received by all who attended.  Many commented on how beautiful the occasion was and in some cases it was the most special and heartfelt service they had ever been to. Thank you also for the lovely little booklet of the transcript of the service.

Fiona Child and family

Thanks so much for all the work that you put in to make Dad’s funeral a really special thing, the day could not have gone better for us.


Hi Liz…Thank you so much for taking care of us you came across perfectly….you helped send my dad off in a way he would have loved sorry I didn’t have a moment with you to say thank you…take care keep up your great work,

love Damion Whitehead

Absolutely amazing service held by Liz today. She got to the heart of my mum’s life, history and family and gave us a walk through that was warm, witty, charming, touching and funny. It was as if she’d known my mum. I can’t thank you enough,

Joanna Wroe xx

Hi Liz Just a quick note to say a huge thanks for yesterday – you managed  to get the tone and speech just right. You did a marvelous job, affirmation to which that there were a few people afterwards asking who the friend was who carried out the service. I know it is a bit cliched but I’m sure Warren would have approved of everything. I spoke to Daniel at George Ball & Son and said I would try to drop something off for you over the weekend as an

appreciation. Many thanks again


Many thanks Liz, the service keepsake you gave us is beautiful. I have had many lovely comments about the service and the way you presented it, you did Dad proud. I will be the Funeraql Director to recommend you to other bereaved families as your empathy shone through. Again, many thanks x

Debi Williams

Hi Liz, I’d like to thank you for your help in arranging and conducting my Dad Bernard’s funeral. Right from the first meeting I felt it was all going to go well. You were so empathetic and ready to take on board just what Rachel and I wanted, and you succeeded in hitting just the right tone, ie comforting but also celebratory of a good long active life well lived. You also gave me the confidence to have a go at speaking my own piece, something I didn’t think I’d go through with when I wrote it.

I’ve since re read the service, the little bound book you made will be something I’ll keep to look at in future. At the reception afterwards I had many complimentary comments on how good and how personal the service was. I’m sure it will convert many folks to choosing such a ceremony in future.
I wish you well, and if any of my friends need a celebrant, (hopefully for more happy occasions!) I’d certainly recommend you. Please feel free to use this email for an endorsement. Thanks again, Very best regards,

Sue Jones

Dear Liz, Thank you for a lovely service at Mum’s funeral. Several people told me they thought the words were very apt and the tone was just right. I felt from the first meeting that Mum would have liked you! So thank you very much for all your thought and effort. Best wishes,

Helen x

Dear Liz, I write to thank you so much for all you have done for us as a family in celebrating Robert’s life and making his passing less painful. There have been many compliments expressed to us regarding the service and Thursday and I feel that they are due in a large part to your guidance and contribution, as well as Ian’s lovely tribute given with his heart. Although we were to some extend prepared for his death we have nevertheless felt it keenly. Today only coming to the realisation myself that he has gone forever. I’m grateful also for the booklet of the service you gave me – a very touching reminder.  Thank you once again,


Dear Liz, I would like to thank you for yesterday’s service. It was a very fitting tribute to mum we were extremely satisfied with every part of the funeral. Once again thank you.


Dear Rosie (Natural Endings Funeral service) and Liz. We just wanted to thank you both for yesterday. The feedback has been universally positive. His woodland burial was a moving ceremony in a beautiful and appropriate place, and his celebration an equally moving, instructive  and  fitting tribute to a remarkable young man. Thank you for everything you did to make this happen, for your patience, sensitivity and kindness. We will remember you both, as we remember Steve. Despite the suddenness of his death, you helped to bring his life to a ‘sunny ending’. Thanks again,

Peter and Lesley Bowers

Dear Liz, I would like to thank you for making Paul’s funeral special on the 25th July (2014) Everyone commented on how beautiful the service was and Paul’s story at the viewing park. Perhaps he was looking down and watching with a smile. Thank you,


Dear Liz, we would like to say thank you for all your help and support during our bereavement and for the beautiful and sensitive way in which you helped us all to celebrate Harry’s life. With all our love and best wishes.

Dane, Jo and Chandra

Thank you so much for the beautiful service for Mum yesterday, it was really lovely and captured Mum perfectly.  Everything just felt right and so fitting, thank you very much. Thanks also for the beautiful copies (of the service) you gave us, we will treasure them always.


Thank you for such a wonderful presentation of Louis’s life. You touched so many people with your Eulogy. It meant so much to us as a family. It takes people like you to get through the day and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You will do other families proud. It was as if you plucked the memories right out of my head, I could picture what you were saying, it was lovely to remember things I had forgotten, thank you! 

The Henry Family

The content and delivery the of the eulogy gave everyone a strong connection and made it a very personal experience that all could relate to in a way that ensured that everyone present felt a part of the tribute. Because of the way that the eulogy and tribute were put together it made for a very memorable experience that I am sure will stay with all who were present for a very long time.

The Baddeley Family