What is a Funeral Celebrant?

My job is to assist you in creating an End of Life service that reflects the unique legacy of your loved one. I do this by interviewing family members and gathering stories. After that I spend many hours carefully writing a ceremony that will do the memory of your loved one justice. I add poems, music, and ritual elements that will also reflect their personality, as well as the individual needs of the family I'm serving. Once the final version has been approved by you, I show up the day of the ceremony to officiate the service and help coordinate.

The beauty of hiring a celebrant is that you get to have choices. I'm here to listen to what it is you want, and to offer ideas. Funerals can be church basement services with ham sandwiches, but they don't have to be. A well thought out End of Life service has the potential to be an inviting, nourishing space. 

A candle lit in the dark may chase away the shadows. A candle lit at dusk may be a warm beckoning for the darkness to arrive. Remembering our loved ones for their soul's spark can be like that, something that beckons grief at times, and something that soothes it just the same. 

Your loved one left a legacy. They made a mark on the world just as unique as their thumbprint. Their personality, their most deeply held values, and each story that precedes them becomes the heart map we may look to when it comes time to honor them, to celebrate them, and most importantly, to remember them, so that we may carry them with us until it's our time to rest. 

"I will not hide my grief, as I did not hide my love."