As you are reading this you have obviously recently suffered a bereavement and are considering the services of a funeral celebrant so let me first of all offer to you and your family my sincere condolences.  

In order to give your loved one a personal and fitting service, I will:

  • Visit you at home to gather all of the information necessary to compose a service.
  • Tailor the service exactly to your requirements and advise you on every aspect of the funeral.
  • Before the day of the funeral, I will provide you with a copy of the script so that any changes can be made and ensure that you are comfortable with the content.
  • It is my firm belief that the end of life for everyone should be not only a time for mourning but also a time for celebration, when we can share with family and friends, everything that was special and important in a loved one’s life.  I will spend time with you and your family to make sure that everything you consider important, whether it be some anecdote, a poem, a favourite hymn or a piece of music will be included in the service.  

Please be assured that if you decide to have me as your funeral celebrant I will do my utmost to make the service for your loved one a fitting and memorable tribute.

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Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well



My name is Gordon Thomson and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and explain a little about my background.  I live in Bathgate and I am available to carry out services in the central belt in Scotland.


I have been involved in the funeral profession for over thirty five years as a funeral director having started my working life in the mining industry as a fitter at Polkemmet Colliery in Whitburn. I found my way into the funeral business purely by chance but after a very short time realised that this would be a lifelong commitment for me. I still work as a funeral director but as I approach the end of my working life I have decided to work part time and try to focus more on my role as a funeral celebrant.  After several years working as a funeral director I was asked on a few occasions to act as a celebrant which I agreed to with some hesitation and reluctance. It soon became clear to me, however, that my experience in dealing with bereaved families would be a great asset in this role. Having suffered sad and tragic losses myself and helped a great many families through these saddest of times I believe that I am sensitive to all of your needs in these difficult days.


Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

The death of someone is a parting of the ways and there is a great sadness in that parting when one road continues ever onward as it always has and always will. The other road leads to a place of tranquillity and peace where those who have borne the burden of pain and suffering can at last find rest and comfort.



Contact me

The loss of someone dear is a difficult time and it's possible that you may not know where to turn for help or advice. If there is any way in which I can be of assistance please feel free to contact me. 

Please get in touch by using the form below or by calling my mobile on 07813318588

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