My name is David Young and I am the Kingdom of Fife’s Independent Funeral Celebrant, based in Fife. I am married and have 3 Adult children and 7 Grandchildren who were all born in Fife.
I was born and bred in Glasgow. I decided at an early stage of my life to join the Armed Forces, which I did and I spent 23 years of my life serving in a famous Scottish Regiment. I served in the Far East, The Caribbean, Canada, Germany, Africa and Operational tours of Northern Ireland. I am now a proud Veteran.
When I retired from the Army I moved to Fife and managed to carve a civilian career in the Logistics Industry which lasted 20 years or so. I then decided to do volunteer work with the Citizens Advice Bureau, and also as a Veterans Caseworker with SSAFA (the armed Forces Charity) I have been interested in being a Civil Funeral Celebrant for quite some time; I have given a lot of eulogies at Veterans funerals over the years.
I have trained as a professional Celebrant and I look forward to offering guidance, support and assistance throughout. My desire is to help the bereaved in Fife (and beyond) to create a personalised and memorable celebration of life, to say goodbye to your loved ones with dignity and respect. Please know that my “Mantra” as an Independent Funeral Celebrant is:
I am Committed to Excellence
Funeral Ceremonies With Meaning
There is no doubt that a carefully planned funeral ceremony marks a very important commemoration of the life that has been lived and the chance for you and your family to say goodbye in a way that is unique.
As a qualified Civil Funeral Celebrant I am able to offer a high level of quality in the ceremonies I conduct on your behalf. My priority is to create and tailor a ceremony that meets your needs and wishes and which fits with your philosophical, cultural or spiritual values.
I will spend time with you to create a ceremony that with thought and care will provide a fitting tribute and which is able to capture the essence of your loved one; creating a story which brings together the many strands of their life.
An important aspect of the ceremony will be to capture the memories, voices and feelings of your family and friends, some of whom may wish to speak, read a poem or share their own words during the service. Alternatively, I am able to lead all aspects of the ceremony according to your wishes.
I believe that a funeral, or any of the other rituals that are so central to our lives, should be filled with love, humour, authenticity & originality.