This is sacred space,
where the human spirit
is invited to touch and be touched by the holy –
where there will be
tears and thoughts that
lie too deep for tears.
~ Sarah York, Remembering Well
Honor & Remember: End of Life Ceremonies
Comforting, honest, moving, respectful. I will work with you to create a ceremony of remembrance that honors your loved one and meets your needs.
Remembering our loved ones well is not only a tribute to the deceased; it strengthens our bonds as family and community. End-of-life ceremonies should uplift and connect us at a time when we may feel profound grief and disconnection, becoming celebrations of life lived.
It’s never too late to commemorate a loved one. When my dad died, there was no funeral. Six months later I organized a backyard ceremony to mark his loss. Ten years later, I wrote the eulogy he’d never had.
Whether an intimate gathering or a large celebration of life ceremony, I will help you select the music, readings, rituals, and stories that reflect the values and personality of your loved one, and weave them into a powerful whole. As a Funeral Celebrant, I officiate memorials, funerals, and celebration of life ceremonies with sensitivity and gentle authority.
Looking for something not commonly provided? I’m an expert in natural burial, green funerals, and home funerals. I offer pet memorial services and ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of a loss. I can help you design a ceremony to support the scattering of ashes. Celebrations of life can even take place before death – a living funeral can enable you to say goodbye and mark the coming of the end, in community with your loved ones.
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