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I train family members in how to make effective eulogies.
Hi, I'm Andrew
Hi I am Andrew Vass. I have been a history teacher, therapist, and free-lance journalist writing monthly feature articles for the Highland press. I loved doing a training in Funeral Celebrancy and I used my journalistic skills to write impressive eulogies as part of the training.
My tutor at the Academy of Professional Celebrants wrote,
‘I am thrilled to recommend Andrew Vass as a community funeral celebrant. I believe he will go above and beyond with his ability to write and deliver outstanding funeral ceremonies for his families.’ Stuart Logan
As a historian, I can identify a very appropriate insight, poem or song, which strikes the right tone. As a therapist I have thought a lot about how far a well-crafted service can help with grief.
What's my ceremony style?
My son and I like to work together. His musical skills complement my writing skills well. We certainly suit those who choose private cremations- with a memorial service later on. We can set up a Memorial event in a suitable hall or hotel with great sound equipment and varied musicians- due to my son’s many contacts. But we also suit many different kinds of funeral arrangements due to our combined skills. You are getting two for the price of one. You get two different skill sets with us. Kenny can help where needed. But why shouldn’t we do favours? We are community-spirited celebrants. And this funeral is such a sad day for you. I enclose comments we received recently. * Thank you for such a moving service. It was a wonderful tribute. * And you and your son are very tallented.
Why choose Andrew?
I see a funeral service as being essentially a ritual. In rituals we often find meaning. But one doesn’t have to be religious to find meaning. Each of us can find a very personal sense of meaning to life if we identify what truly matters.
Caring for others matters most to me. I will do favours for you. With my son’s musical support, we can quickly learn a favourite song, or coach a family performer, or give away relaxing sound files to help with nerves or grief. I respect all approaches to faith- spiritual or atheistic.
What do I offer?
Unfortunately ANDREW VASS AND SON COMMUNITY-SPIRITED FUNERAL CELEBRANTS is not available for weddings.
Unfortunately ANDREW VASS AND SON COMMUNITY-SPIRITED FUNERAL CELEBRANTS is not available for Naming Ceremonies.
Unfortunately ANDREW VASS AND SON COMMUNITY-SPIRITED FUNERAL CELEBRANTS is not available for Renewal of Vows
I like to work with Barclays as the firm is keen to develop Memorial Services using their service rooms. My son is a musician so together we can do excellent Memorial Services
£180 for all kinds of funeral- related tasks
Why choose Andrew for your funeral?
My sense of being called to be a funeral celebrant started some time ago when several close family members passed away. My wife, Sylvia also died calmly and peacefully. after her struggle with cancer. I feel inspired by her resilience. My son Kenny had just become a celebrant. I was most impressed by his great efforts to help people as a celebrant- the caring carefully crafted work he put into funeral ceremonies. I decided to train as a funeral celebrant myself. Now we are ‘father and son- community-spirited celebrants- ready to serve others..
Reviews for ANDREW VASS AND SON COMMUNITY-SPIRITED FUNERAL CELEBRANTS
Total Reviews: 1
Average Rating: 5
I attended a memorial celebration in Edinburgh recently, and witnessed Andrew and Kenny fulfilling their responsibilities as celebrants in a way that was warm and empathetic, and also appropriate to the occasion and the audience. Kenny honoured the deceased with a well-researched tribute, which he delivered in a relaxed and pleasant cadence. Andrew and Kenny are both very musical, and together they played tunes and sang songs which were favourites of the deceased and highlighted significant aspects of her life. To me they demonstrated a natural aptitude for the vocation of celebrant.