My name is Jeff Heaton and I am based in West Yorkshire so have good links throughout the country.
I have undertaken training with a number of organisations including the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants and, with many years experience, have had the privilege to work with many families on many different types of ceremony and celebration.
As an independent celebrant I have the ability to provide a ceremony that will best reflect your own personal wishes and will give me the flexibility to work closely with you to tailor a service which meets all your requirements.
I would be delighted to work closely with you, guiding you through the many options, possibilities and choices to provide an individual ceremony for you.
"I just want to say a very big thank you to you for the wonderfully sensitive way in which you conducted my mother's funeral service last week. It was a beautiful ceremony and you made what was an incredibly difficult day for us all, so meaningful. Your support gave us the courage to deliver our tributes without breaking down. I think Mum would have loved every minute.
My poor dad is inevitably struggling to carry on and after spending 72 years of his life with Mum, it is not surprising. He is very sad and tells me that he won't be around for much longer. I think he just can't imagine life without her. He did, however, really appreciate the ceremony and sends his thanks."
With our gratitude and best wishes
"Myself and the boys would like to thank you for the sensitive and moving way in which you delivered the whole order of service. Everyone who attended the service commented to me on how much they were moved emotionally by the way in which you carried the service."
Many Many Thanks for everything.
'"Just a line to thank you for the excellent way you helped Emma and Tom celebrate their wedding. I was extremely pleased with the day and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. You coped well the hitch of a key person not being present and smoothed out any potential difficulties."'
'"Just wanted to say thank you again for everything you did for my grandad’s funeral. Spoke to my grandma yesterday and she’s asked me to just send you a little message to say she appreciated everything. And thank you for sending her a copy of the service you did, it really meant a lot to us all to be able to read it all back."'
'"We would all like to say thank you so much for the wonderful job you did. Everybody said how lovely a service you did. We can't thank you enough you did him proud."'
'"I just wanted to take the opportunity to express how grateful we all are for everything you have done. During what is a very difficult time you really helped us by making us feel comfortable and at ease in your presence and your words really expressed what we wanted to say about P.
Thank you again"'
'"I just wanted to thank you for your professionalism relating to Mother’s funeral service."'
'"Dads funeral went extremely well and we have had so much positive feedback which is a great comfort at this time. You have left an extremely positive impression on the family. I wish you much success in the future."'
'"First of all, I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ on behalf of all the family for leading Dad’s funeral service on Friday. It all went so smoothly and you managed to fit all the tributes in and readings too – marvellous. It’s not until you have to organise a funeral that you realise how much goes into them and how precision timing is key. We had lots of lovely comments about Dad’s service and how it was in keeping with his wishes for a non-religious ceremony with love and family being the key messages.."'
'"Thank you again- your service to our family has been exemplary. Wishing you well."'
'"I just wanted to reiterate what a fantastic job you did yesterday. As I said, the true testament to the job you did was how many people asked me how you knew G . . . and many also said they'd want you to 'do theirs'!!!
Thank you for making a really challenging day, the best send off we could have wished for.
'"We just wanted to thank you both for everything you have done arranging our mother’s funeral. We feel you did a wonderful job and we are very appreciative of everything you did to make the day as smooth and painless as possible. We particularly want to thank jeff for the beautiful eulogy you wrote and delivered. When you met with us you made what could have been a very difficult process very easy to complete."'
'"I just want to thank you again for the lovely funeral service you did for my dad, we've had so many comments saying it was a lovely service & you were great doing it."'
'"Just wanted to thank you for your excellent service today, you did Jakki proud."'