Sharon Short – Funeral Celebrant


My name is Sharon Short. I am a funeral celebrant living in the beautiful coastal village of Portsoy, Aberdeenshire with my husband and elderly cat.

I am a lover of the outdoors, especially coastal rowing and am currently involved in a project to build a traditional small boat with two other women.

I have been told by Funeral Directors that my celebrations of life are very gentle and my aim is always to work closely and supportively with bereaved people so that they can regain some control at a very difficult and time.

I can be contacted almost anytime at 07941 440124, by email at

What people have said about my funeral ceremonies

“As always you rise to the occasion. As you did today. Needless to say every time I see you I end up having a bubble. Healthy stuff for a Scotsman. Keep performing your remarkable talent and hope our path cross at the Portsoy annual event one day. Promise when we meet no tears will be shared but perhaps a wee dram.” Warmest Regards, Ken

“I thought I would mail on behalf of all the family, to say thank you for such a memorable recollection of our mum Amy’s life. We felt you had very accurately captured the humanity of this woman, with diverse and surprising aspects of her long life, the steadfastness, devotion, quixotic humour, and an underlying sense of adventure in things, sometimes consummated, more often thwarted by life’s vagaries, war, kids, jobs . . . It is not an easy thing to encapsulate a person using the diverse reflections of kin, (of varying influence and accuracy), whose inter-relationships must also be taken into account, and I think you have been very attentive, flexible and skillful in your work as a celebrant. “

“Thank you for the very professional way you handled Alex’s ceremony on Tuesday.  We found you to be a very warm and sympathetic person – thank you for making the day a little easier.”

“Thank you for conducting the celebration of Steven’s life, we feel that the ceremony captured the essence of our beloved son. We had so many positive comments from those attending.”

“ We were all delighted with the way you told the story of dad’s life. You managed to make it all so personal to us. It was the most gentle way things could possibly be for mum. I personally thought it was a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony.”

“All my family have expressed their thanks for the compassionate and professional way you conducted the service for mum. It was very much appreciated during a difficult time for us. Many thanks” Denise