I’m Gill and am a professionally qualified funeral celebrant trained by the Academy of Modern Celebrancy and Coffin Club.
In a whistle stop tour of my life I was born and bred in Scotland, growing up just outside Glasgow.
My father was a Church of Scotland minister and my mother was a head teacher so talking to people and groups was probably in my blood!
I trained as a nurse and quickly realised that working in the community was where I was happiest - I spent several brilliant years as a community nursing sister in Castlemilk and the Drumchapel areas in Glasgow. .
I gained a post-graduate diploma in palliative care from Glasgow University and spent 8 years looking after terminally ill patients and their families.
Then determined to improve the working conditions for nurses and student nurses I worked for the Royal College of Nursing for many years, a job I really enjoyed and which led me to live in London for 11 years.
This role involved much in the way of event management, both large and small so please don’t hesitate to tell me exactly what you would like as your ceremony!
Now living in Dunoon, in Argyll and Bute, I absolutely love the spectacular views and scenery around this area. I am happy to explore ceremonies and memorials using this wonderful place as a back drop but am equally happy to travel to other areas.
I am a great listener, love to write and will create a unique and bespoke ceremony reflecting how you would wish your loved one to be remembered.
The ceremonies I conduct will have respect, have gravitas, have dignity and also if it is right for you laughter, memories and joy!
Let me help you and give you the time and space to create that with me?
I realise what a difficult time this is for many people and I just want you to know that I understand. I am here to help and will be there for you for any questions. I would be humbled and honoured to work alongside you to craft your perfect ceremony.