Gordon Cooke Celebrant


" a caring and thoughtful
way to say goodbye "

We are never quite prepared for end of life and everthing that goes with it. Likened to an emotional roller-coaster there is so much to deal with in a relatively short space of time before the funeral service. Let me share some of the burden, leaving the actual arrangements in the capable hands of your chosen funeral director and myself.
Together we will work closely to take care of your loved one and arrange a truly unique end of life Celebration.

Your wishes and your creation of a sincere and caring way to close this chapter of a life remembered with Love.


Gordon Cooke

A local and independent certified Funeral Celebrant

Saying our Goodbye to our loved one is hard and often emotional. Let me help and support you through this difficult time. I will help to plan the thanksgiving service in a personal and respectful manner.

Based in the Yorkshire Dales, I have been helping families and taking Services for over 10 years.

Both Religious and Non - Religious themes with a Spiritual tone can be tailored to suit your preferences. Ensuring this a personal and unique and fitting ceremony.

We can have poems and tributes, meaningful music  and uplifting hymns...

Your tribute the way you want it

We only get one chance to say Goodbye and it is important that you can put your well placed trust in me for an enlightened and satisfying tribute.

Memorials Services

Following the Government review, from 21st June 2021 we can now have unlimited numbers at funeral services,though social distancing may still apply.

With this in mind why not think about a personal and seperate thanksgiving memorial service at a future date when we return to some form of normality.

These can be arranged and performed in a variety of locations, i.e Village Hall, Hotel conference room or maybe in a garden.

Once again, a true celebration of life written to reflect the unique personality of your loved one.


just a phone call away

By appointment Gordon will visit at a time that suits you to answer any questions and help make the right choices for a loving tribute....

Everything discussed is in a manner of utmost confidence.....

Tel 07564 244 294

From the moment we receive your call we will get into action right away.....

An informal and friendly meeting will be arranged at your earliest convenience with family members....

We will discuss the merits of your preferred ceremony, whether it be Religeous or Non - Religeous and write a celebration of life ceremony.

We can talk about choices of music both at the beginning and the end of the service. Maybe a piece in the middle for quiet reflection. Readings, meaningful poems or a letter to say goodbye can be included..

The life tribute celebration has become a lot more popular in recent years as more pesonalised services have evolved.Every ceremony as unique as the life we celebrate.

Saying our goodbye is as equally important as saying hello to a new child and so it has increasingly become a Celebration of life....




Help with the tasteful strewing of your loved one's ashes...

bring along family and friends and share the occasion, a few meaningful words or maybe a poem....

Remember this...

Our Loved ones are just a thought away




A lovely and thoughtful tribute to my late mother.Just the words and sentiment we needed at a sad and upsetting time.

We are not religous but Gordon made everyone at ease and brought out smiles and superb memories for everyone.

thank you for the time and thoufgt  that went into a perfect send off for " Mum Illinghworth"

                                 Bill Illingworth - York


I would definately reccomend Gordon Cooke of Celestial-Celebrant.After I lost my darling husband in 2013, Gordon came to my home and helped me so much with arranging the funeral service at what was a devastating time for me.

He was soi helpful and caring and the service was exactly as i wanted it to be.

I would not hesitate in reccomending Gordon should you find the need for a celebrant.

                               Sue H - Shipley




Love never leaves

“ There is a leaf on every tree for every soul above...

In spring they thrive and flourish....

In autumn they fall and perish....

Yet they return year on year

A reminder of their Love "

author Gordon Cooke